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|Location||Pebble Beach, California|
|Established||1937, 82 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)|
6,953 yd (6,358 m) (SH)
6,958 yd (6,362 m) (MP)
|Organized by||Monterey Peninsula Foundation|
|Prize fund||$7.4 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||265 Brandt Snedeker (2015)|
|To par||−22 Brandt Snedeker (2015)|
|Ted Potter Jr.|
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 typically 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 33 years ago in 1986. It is organized by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.
Founded 82 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 until 1966. The tournament became a 72-hole event in 1958.
In 1967, Spyglass Hill replaced Monterey Peninsula CC as the third course (with the exception of 1977, when it returned to MPCC). In 1991, the private Cypress Point Club was dropped by the PGA Tour because it would not admit an African-American member, and was replaced as a tournament venue by Poppy Hills, which hosted through 2009. Poppy Hills was not well received by the players, primarily due to poor drainage, and Monterey Peninsula CC 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).
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.
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.
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.
There is no open qualifying for this tournament.
Conducted as a planned 72-hole event, 1958–present. Exceptions are as follows:
|Pebble Beach Golf Links||1947–present||72|
|Spyglass Hill Golf Course||1967–1976, 1978–present||51|
|Monterey Peninsula CC, Shore Course||1965–1966, 1977, 2010–present||12|
|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|
|AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am|
|2018||Ted Potter Jr.||United States||270||−17||3 strokes|| Jason Day
|2017||Jordan Spieth||United States||268||−19||4 strokes||Kelly Kraft||1,296,000|
|2016||Vaughn Taylor||United States||270||−17||1 stroke||Phil Mickelson||1,260,000|
|AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am|
|2015||Brandt Snedeker (2)||United States||265||−22||3 strokes||Nick Watney||1,224,000|
|2014||Jimmy Walker||United States||276||−11||1 stroke|| Dustin Johnson
|2013||Brandt Snedeker||United States||267||−19||2 strokes||Chris Kirk||1,170,000|
|2012||Phil Mickelson (4)||United States||269||−17||2 strokes||Charlie Wi||1,152,000|
|2011||D. A. Points||United States||271||−15||2 strokes||Hunter Mahan||1,134,000|
|2010||Dustin Johnson (2)||United States||270||−16||1 stroke|| David Duval
J. B. Holmes
|2009||Dustin Johnson||United States||201^||−15||4 strokes||Mike Weir||1,098,000|
|2008||Steve Lowery||United States||278||−10||Playoff||Vijay Singh||1,080,000|
|2007||Phil Mickelson (3)||United States||268||−20||5 strokes||Kevin Sutherland||990,000|
|2006||Arron Oberholser||United States||271||−17||5 strokes||Rory Sabbatini||972,000|
|2005||Phil Mickelson (2)||United States||269||−19||4 strokes||Mike Weir||954,000|
|2004||Vijay Singh||Fiji||272||−16||3 strokes||Jeff Maggert||954,000|
|2003||Davis Love III (2)||United States||274||−14||1 stroke||Tom Lehman||900,000|
|2002||Matt Gogel||United States||274||−14||3 strokes||Pat Perez||720,000|
|2001||Davis Love III||United States||272||−16||1 stroke||Vijay Singh||720,000|
|2000||Tiger Woods||United States||273||−15||2 strokes|| Matt Gogel
|1999||Payne Stewart||United States||206^||−10||1 stroke||Frank Lickliter||504,000|
|1998||Phil Mickelson||United States||202^||−14||1 stroke||Tom Pernice, Jr.||450,000|
|1997||Mark O'Meara (5)||United States||268||−20||1 stroke|| David Duval
|1996||Tournament canceled after two rounds due to weather|
|1995||Peter Jacobsen||United States||271||−17||2 strokes||David Duval||252,000|
|1994||Johnny Miller (3)||United States||281||−7||1 stroke|| Jeff Maggert
|1993||Brett Ogle||Australia||276||−12||3 strokes||Billy Ray Brown||225,000|
|1992||Mark O'Meara (4)||United States||275||−13||Playoff||Jeff Sluman||198,000|
|1991||Paul Azinger||United States||274||−14||4 strokes|| Brian Claar
|1990||Mark O'Meara (3)||United States||281||−7||2 strokes||Kenny Perry||180,000|
|1989||Mark O'Meara (2)||United States||277||−11||1 stroke||Tom Kite||180,000|
|1988||Steve Jones||United States||280||−8||Playoff||Bob Tway||126,000|
|1987||Johnny Miller (2)||United States||278||−10||1 stroke||Payne Stewart||108,000|
|1986||Fuzzy Zoeller||United States||205^||−11||5 strokes||Payne Stewart||108,000|
|Bing Crosby National Pro-Am|
|1985||Mark O'Meara||United States||283||−5||1 stroke|| Kikuo Arai
|1984||Hale Irwin||United States||278||−10||Playoff||Jim Nelford||72,000|
|1983||Tom Kite||United States||276||−12||2 strokes|| Rex Caldwell
|1982||Jim Simons||United States||274||−14||2 strokes||Craig Stadler||54,000|
|1981||John Cook||United States||209^||−7||Playoff|| Bobby Clampett
|1980||George Burns||United States||280||−8||1 stroke||Dan Pohl||54,000|
|1979||Lon Hinkle||United States||284||−4||Playoff|| Andy Bean
|1978||Tom Watson (2)||United States||280||−8||Playoff||Ben Crenshaw||45,000|
|1977||Tom Watson||United States||273||−15||1 stroke||Tony Jacklin||40,000|
|1976||Ben Crenshaw||United States||281||−7||2 strokes||Mike Morley||37,000|
|1975||Gene Littler||United States||280||−8||4 strokes||Hubert Green||37,000|
|1974||Johnny Miller||United States||208^||−8||4 strokes||Grier Jones||27,750|
|1973||Jack Nicklaus (3)||United States||282||−6||Playoff|| Raymond Floyd
|1972||Jack Nicklaus (2)||United States||284||−4||Playoff||Johnny Miller||28,000|
|1971||Tom Shaw||United States||278||−10||2 strokes||Arnold Palmer||27,000|
|1970||Bert Yancey||United States||278||−10||1 stroke||Jack Nicklaus||25,000|
|1969||George Archer||United States||283||−5||1 stroke|| Bob Dickson
|1968||Johnny Pott||United States||285||−3||Playoff|| Billy Casper
|1967||Jack Nicklaus||United States||284||−4||5 strokes||Billy Casper||16,000|||
|1966||Don Massengale||United States||283||−4||1 stroke||Arnold Palmer||11,000|||
|1965||Bruce Crampton||Australia||284||−3||3 strokes||Tony Lema||7,500|||
|1964||Tony Lema||United States||284||−4||3 strokes|| Gay Brewer
|1963||Billy Casper (2)||United States||285||−3||1 stroke|| Dave Hill
Art Wall, Jr.
|1962||Doug Ford||United States||286||−2||Playoff||Joe Campbell||5,300|||
|1961||Bob Rosburg||United States||282||−6||1 stroke|| Roberto De Vicenzo
|1960||Ken Venturi||United States||286||−2||3 strokes|| Julius Boros
|1959||Art Wall, Jr.||United States||279||−9||2 strokes|| Jimmy Demaret
|Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship|
|1958||Billy Casper||United States||277||−11||4 strokes||Dave Marr||4,000|||
|1957||Jay Hebert||United States||213||−3||2 strokes||Cary Middlecoff||2,500|||
|1956||Cary Middlecoff (2)||United States||202||−14||5 strokes||Mike Souchak||2,500|||
|Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship|
|1955||Cary Middlecoff||United States||209||−7||4 strokes|| Julius Boros
|1954||E. J. Harrison (2)||United States||210||−6||1 stroke||Jimmy Demaret||2,000|||
|1953||Lloyd Mangrum (2)||United States||204||−12||4 strokes||Julius Boros||2,000|||
|Bing Crosby Pro-Am|
|1952||Jimmy Demaret||United States||145^||+1||2 strokes||Art Bell||2,000|||
|1951||Byron Nelson||United States||209||−7||3 strokes||Cary Middlecoff||2,000|||
|1950||Jack Burke, Jr.
Sam Snead (4)
|1949||Ben Hogan||United States||208||−8||2 strokes||Jim Ferrier||2,000|||
|1948||Lloyd Mangrum||United States||205||−10||5 strokes||Stan Leonard||2,000|||
|1943–46: No tournament due to World War II|
|1942||Johnny Dawson (a)||United States||133||−11||3 strokes|| Leland Gibson
|1941||Sam Snead (3)||United States||136||−8||1 stroke||Craig Wood||500|||
|1940||Ed Oliver||United States||135||−9||3 strokes||Vic Ghezzi||500|||
|1939||E. J. Harrison||United States||138||1 stroke|| Byron Nelson
|1938||Sam Snead (2)||United States||139||−5||2 strokes||Jimmy Hines||500|||
|1937||Sam Snead||United States||68||−4||4 strokes||George Von Elm||500|||
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Thirteen players have won this tournament more than once through 2018.
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