The second week in February, Pebble Beach houses some of the biggest names not only in golf, but the celebrity world. Actors, actresses, athletes, and musicians tee it up along side professional golfers for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Josh Duhamel, Bill Murray, Ray Romano, Aaron Rodgers, Wayne Gretzky you get the point right?
The event works like this. Each professional golfer is paired with a celebrity. 156 professionals and 156 amateurs. Teams will play a best ball scenario. Each team will play a round on Pebble, Spyglass, and Monterey Peninsula. How do the professional keep score? They play their own ball throughout the rounds. The cut at this event is different. It is a 54-hole cut-line. To determine if your team moves into Sunday, you have to finish in the low 25-teams.
Golfer’s Headlining This Event
Your defending champion Jordan Spieth will be in the field this week. Coming off a missed cut at Waste Management. The flat stick for Jordan has been a sore in his ass recently. Coming into this week he ranks 195th in strokes gained putting. So yeah, it’s been an issue, but let’s pump the breaks a little it’s only February. The overreaction crowd loves to stir the pot when they can.
Will be a fresh face around Pebble, as Rory makes his PGA debut this week. This will be Rory’s first time teeing it up in this event. Will also be his first event since playing in Dubai, where he showed signs of “Old Ror’s” be interesting to see if that 2014 Rory swag shows up this week.
Jason Day and Dustin Johnson are two other high power names teeing it up. Dustin Johnson, who went on the alien like performance this time last year, has won at this event before. DJ won 3 out of 4 tournaments last year after The AT&T. The Torrey Pines champion Jason Day hopes to keep that back limber, and keep the hot streak rolling.
Other notable players: Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Adam Scott, Patrick Reed, and Gary Woodland.
Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Monterey Peninsula Shore Course … very underrated in my opinion … probably one of my favorite courses in the world to play pic.twitter.com/dFzeOUV2iZ— Zac Blair (@z_blair) February 6, 2018
Known as the Shore Course. This course plays 6, 867 yards and is a par 71. Rated #65 of America’s Greatest Golf Courses according to Golf Digest.
2-5 at Spyglass Hill … winding up and down the dunes … one of the cooler stretches of holes we play on tour pic.twitter.com/ucPTs7E1N4— Zac Blair (@z_blair) February 4, 2018
One of those courses, where if your playing bad, you might want to quit. Rated as one of the toughest courses in the world. Fun fact: 1999 U.S. Amateur no player was able to break 70. Plays from tips 6, 960 yards and is a par 72.
No. 7 at Pebble Beach. 😍— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 6, 2018
As good as it gets. pic.twitter.com/juLuPbAdHs
Year after year Pebble seems to take the #1 Rated Public Course in the Country. Houses arguably the best par 3 in the country (Hole 7), and don’t forget about the iconic Par 5 18th. Pebble will also host the U.S. Open in 2019.
Where To Watch
- PGA Tour Live 11a-6:00p
- Golf Channel 3:00-6:00p
Notable Tee Times For Thursday
- Dustin Johnson / Wayne Gretzy 10:22 A.M. ET
- Jordan Spieth / Jake Owen 10:22 A.M. ET
- Rory McIlory / With his Father 11:55 A.M. ET
- Phil Mickelson / Jimmy Dunne III 11:55 A.M. ET
Don’t forget to listen to our podcast that will drop later tonight into Thursday. We will break down Pebble, and give a review.