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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am facts for kids
|Location||Pebble Beach, California|
|Established||1937, 85 years ago|
|Course(s)||Pebble Beach Golf Links
Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Monterey Peninsula CC
|Par||72 (PB), 72 (SH), 71 (MP)|
|Length||6,816 yd (6,233 m) (PB)
7,035 yd (6,433 m) (SH)
6,958 yd (6,362 m) (MP)
|Organized by||Monterey Peninsula Foundation|
|Prize fund||$7.8 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||265 Brandt Snedeker (2015)|
|To par||−22 as above|
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, held annually at Pebble Beach, California, near Carmel. The tournament is usually held during the month of February on three different courses, currently Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club.
The event was originally known as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur, or just the Crosby Clambake. After Crosby's death in 1977, the tournament was hosted by his family for eight years. The Crosby name was dropped after the 1985 event, and AT&T Corporation became the title sponsor 36 years ago in 1986. It is organized by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.
Founded 85 years ago in 1937, entertainer Bing Crosby hosted the first National Pro-Am Golf Championship in southern California at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in San Diego County, the event's location prior to World War II. Sam Snead won the first tournament, then just 18 holes, with a winner's share of $500. A second round was added in 1938 and was played through 1942.
After the war, it resumed in 1947 as a 54-hole event, up the coast on golf courses near Monterey, where it has been played ever since. Beginning that year, it was played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point Club, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club through 1966. The tournament became a 72-hole event in 1958.
In 1967, the new Spyglass Hill replaced Monterey Peninsula CC as the third course (with the exception of 1977, when it returned to MPCC). After 1990, private Cypress Point was dropped by the PGA Tour because it would not admit an African-American member, and was replaced by Poppy Hills in 1991, which hosted through 2009. Poppy Hills was not well received by the players, primarily due to poor drainage, and MPCC returned to the rotation in 2010.
Notable professionals in recent years have included Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Mark O'Meara, Davis Love III, Jordan Spieth, and Vijay Singh. Notable celebrities have included fan favorite Bill Murray, Glenn Frey, Kevin Costner, Steve Young, George Lopez, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Kenny G, Justin Timberlake, Ray Romano, Clay Walker, and Carson Daly. Past celebrities included many Hollywood legends, some of whom were accomplished amateur golfers. Jim Backus, best known as the voice of Mr. Magoo and as Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island, made the 36-hole pro-am cut in 1964.
The tournament continues to be a success every year despite the rainfall that often occurs, notably in 1996, 1998, and 1999 (see Format section below).
There is a similar celebrity pro-am event on the European Tour; the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
Gene Littler holds a unique record in this event. When he won the 1975 event, it marked the only time that a player had won this particular event as a professional after having previously been the amateur on the winning pro-am team which Littler did as a 23-year-old amateur in 1954.
Tournament playing format
The starting field consists of 156 professionals and 156 amateurs. Each professional is paired with an amateur player. On the first three days 156 two-man teams will play a better ball format with one round on each of the three courses. The pros also play an individual stroke play format. On the final day, those professionals and pro-am teams making the 54-hole cut will play on the Pebble Beach Golf Links.
- Individual pro cut: At 54 holes, the low 60 scorers plus any ties. Players between 61st and 70th (and ties) will receive both official money and FedEx Cup points, as the cut for this tournament ensures the field is smaller than a standard tournament cut of 70 to accommodate the pro-am teams playing on the last day. They are indicated as MDF (made cut, did not finish); this designation is used in other PGA Tour events when more than 78 players make the cut and the field is reduced to 70 and ties after the third round.
- Pro-Am cut: At 54 holes, the low 25 teams, plus any ties.
Only professionals may compete in the individual competition part of the tournament. Amateurs are restricted to playing only in the pro-amateur team competition. The local Pebble Beach tournament officials organize the pairing of professionals with amateurs, while the PGA Tour manages the assignment of the pros' tee times.
The professional field consists of 156 players selected using the standard eligibility rankings except that the following shall first be eligible:
- AT&T Pebble Beach winners prior to 2000 and in the last five seasons
- The Players Championship and major championship winners prior to 2000 and in the last five years
There is no open qualifying for this tournament.
Conducted as a planned 72-hole pro-am event, 1958–present. Exceptions are as follows:
- 18 holes: 1937
- 36 holes (planned): 1938 to 1942
- 36 holes, due to bad weather: 1952
- 54 holes (planned): 1947 to 1951, 1953 to 1957
- 54 holes, due to bad weather: 1974, 1981, 1986, 1998, 1999, and 2009
- In 1996, the first 36 holes were played as scheduled on Thursday and Friday. Rain on Saturday and Sunday prevented the completion of the tournament and it was canceled (54 holes required to be official due to three course setup).
- In 1998, weather conditions prevented the tournament from being finished on schedule (9 holes were played Thursday, 9 on Friday, 18 on Saturday, rain Sunday and Monday). The third round was delayed until August to prevent cancellation similar to 1996. 43 of 168 players withdrew rather than return for the final round.
- No pro-am: 2021
- In 2021, the pro-am section of the tournament was canceled due to safety concerns in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic; as a result Monterey Peninsula was also removed from the course rotation.
|Pebble Beach Golf Links||1947–present||73|
|Spyglass Hill Golf Course||1967–1976, 1978–present||52|
|Monterey Peninsula CC, Shore Course||1965, 1966, 1977, 2010–2020||13|
|Poppy Hills Golf Course||1991–2009||19|
|Cypress Point Club||1947–1990||44|
|Monterey Peninsula CC, Dunes Course||1947–1964||18|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||1937–1942||6|
|Year||Winner||Score||To par||Margin of
|AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am|
|2021||Daniel Berger||270||−18||2 strokes||Maverick McNealy||1,404,000|
|2020||Nick Taylor||268||−19||4 strokes||Kevin Streelman||1,404,000|
|2019||Phil Mickelson (5)||268||−19||3 strokes||Paul Casey||1,368,000|
|2018||Ted Potter Jr.||270||−17||3 strokes|| Jason Day
|2017||Jordan Spieth||268||−19||4 strokes||Kelly Kraft||1,296,000|
|2016||Vaughn Taylor||270||−17||1 stroke||Phil Mickelson||1,260,000|
|AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am|
|2015||Brandt Snedeker (2)||265||−22||3 strokes||Nick Watney||1,224,000|
|2014||Jimmy Walker||276||−11||1 stroke|| Dustin Johnson
|2013||Brandt Snedeker||267||−19||2 strokes||Chris Kirk||1,170,000|
|2012||Phil Mickelson (4)||269||−17||2 strokes||Charlie Wi||1,152,000|
|2011||D. A. Points||271||−15||2 strokes||Hunter Mahan||1,134,000|
|2010||Dustin Johnson (2)||270||−16||1 stroke|| David Duval
J. B. Holmes
|2009||Dustin Johnson||201||−15||4 strokes||Mike Weir||1,098,000|
|2008||Steve Lowery||278||−10||Playoff||Vijay Singh||1,080,000|
|2007||Phil Mickelson (3)||268||−20||5 strokes||Kevin Sutherland||990,000|
|2006||Arron Oberholser||271||−17||5 strokes||Rory Sabbatini||972,000|
|2005||Phil Mickelson (2)||269||−19||4 strokes||Mike Weir||954,000|
|2004||Vijay Singh||272||−16||3 strokes||Jeff Maggert||954,000|
|2003||Davis Love III (2)||274||−14||1 stroke||Tom Lehman||900,000|
|2002||Matt Gogel||274||−14||3 strokes||Pat Perez||720,000|
|2001||Davis Love III||272||−16||1 stroke||Vijay Singh||720,000|
|2000||Tiger Woods||273||−15||2 strokes|| Matt Gogel
|1999||Payne Stewart||206||−10||1 stroke||Frank Lickliter||504,000|
|1998||Phil Mickelson||202||−14||1 stroke||Tom Pernice Jr.||450,000|
|1997||Mark O'Meara (5)||268||−20||1 stroke|| David Duval
|1996||Tournament canceled after two rounds due to weather|
|1995||Peter Jacobsen||271||−17||2 strokes||David Duval||252,000|
|1994||Johnny Miller (3)||281||−7||1 stroke|| Jeff Maggert
|1993||Brett Ogle||276||−12||3 strokes||Billy Ray Brown||225,000|
|1992||Mark O'Meara (4)||275||−13||Playoff||Jeff Sluman||198,000|
|1991||Paul Azinger||274||−14||4 strokes|| Brian Claar
|1990||Mark O'Meara (3)||281||−7||2 strokes||Kenny Perry||180,000|
|1989||Mark O'Meara (2)||277||−11||1 stroke||Tom Kite||180,000|
|1988||Steve Jones||280||−8||Playoff||Bob Tway||126,000|
|1987||Johnny Miller (2)||278||−10||1 stroke||Payne Stewart||108,000|
|1986||Fuzzy Zoeller||205||−11||5 strokes||Payne Stewart||108,000|
|Bing Crosby National Pro-Am|
|1985||Mark O'Meara||283||−5||1 stroke|| Kikuo Arai
|1984||Hale Irwin||278||−10||Playoff||Jim Nelford||72,000|
|1983||Tom Kite||276||−12||2 strokes|| Rex Caldwell
|1982||Jim Simons||274||−14||2 strokes||Craig Stadler||54,000|
|1981||John Cook||209||−7||Playoff|| Bobby Clampett
|1980||George Burns||280||−8||1 stroke||Dan Pohl||54,000|
|1979||Lon Hinkle||284||−4||Playoff|| Andy Bean
|1978||Tom Watson (2)||280||−8||Playoff||Ben Crenshaw||45,000|
|1977||Tom Watson||273||−15||1 stroke||Tony Jacklin||40,000|
|1976||Ben Crenshaw||281||−7||2 strokes||Mike Morley||37,000|
|1975||Gene Littler||280||−8||4 strokes||Hubert Green||37,000|
|1974||Johnny Miller||208||−8||4 strokes||Grier Jones||27,750|
|1973||Jack Nicklaus (3)||282||−6||Playoff|| Raymond Floyd
|1972||Jack Nicklaus (2)||284||−4||Playoff||Johnny Miller||28,000|
|1971||Tom Shaw||278||−10||2 strokes||Arnold Palmer||27,000|
|1970||Bert Yancey||278||−10||1 stroke||Jack Nicklaus||25,000|
|1969||George Archer||283||−5||1 stroke|| Bob Dickson
|1968||Johnny Pott||285||−3||Playoff|| Billy Casper
|1967||Jack Nicklaus||284||−4||5 strokes||Billy Casper||16,000|
|1966||Don Massengale||283||−4||1 stroke||Arnold Palmer||11,000|
|1965||Bruce Crampton||284||−3||3 strokes||Tony Lema||7,500|
|1964||Tony Lema||284||−4||3 strokes|| Gay Brewer
|1963||Billy Casper (2)||285||−3||1 stroke|| Dave Hill
Art Wall Jr.
|1962||Doug Ford||286||−2||Playoff||Joe Campbell||5,300|
|1961||Bob Rosburg||282||−6||1 stroke|| Roberto De Vicenzo
|1960||Ken Venturi||286||−2||3 strokes|| Julius Boros
|1959||Art Wall Jr.||279||−9||2 strokes|| Jimmy Demaret
|Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship|
|1958||Billy Casper||277||−11||4 strokes||Dave Marr||4,000|
|1957||Jay Hebert||213||−3||2 strokes||Cary Middlecoff||2,500|
|1956||Cary Middlecoff (2)||202||−14||5 strokes||Mike Souchak||2,500|
|1955||Cary Middlecoff||209||−7||4 strokes|| Julius Boros
|1954||Dutch Harrison (2)||210||−6||1 stroke||Jimmy Demaret||2,000|
|1953||Lloyd Mangrum (2)||204||−12||4 strokes||Julius Boros||2,000|
|Bing Crosby Pro-Am|
|1952||Jimmy Demaret||145||+1||2 strokes||Art Bell||2,000|
|1951||Byron Nelson||209||−7||3 strokes||Cary Middlecoff||2,000|
|1950|| Jack Burke Jr.
Sam Snead (4)
|1949||Ben Hogan||208||−8||2 strokes||Jim Ferrier||2,000|
|1948||Lloyd Mangrum||205||−10||5 strokes||Stan Leonard||2,000|
|1947|| George Fazio
|1943–46: No tournament due to World War II|
|1942||Johnny Dawson (a)||133||−11||3 strokes|| Leland Gibson
|1941||Sam Snead (3)||136||−8||1 stroke||Craig Wood||500|
|1940||Ed Oliver||135||−9||3 strokes||Vic Ghezzi||500|
|1939||Dutch Harrison||138||1 stroke|| Byron Nelson
|1938||Sam Snead (2)||139||−5||2 strokes||Jimmy Hines||500|
|1937||Sam Snead||68||−4||4 strokes||George Von Elm||500|
Thirteen players have won this tournament more than once through 2020.
- 5 wins
- Mark O'Meara: 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997
- Phil Mickelson: 1998, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2019
- 4 wins
- Sam Snead: 1937, 1938, 1941, 1950 (tie)
- 3 wins
- Jack Nicklaus: 1967, 1972, 1973
- Johnny Miller: 1974, 1987, 1994
- 2 wins
In addition, Nicklaus won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in 1972, Watson in 1982.
Two others have won an AT&T and a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach; Tom Kite (1983 & 1992), and Tiger Woods (2000 & 2000).