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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

February 6-12, 2017 • A Pebble Beach Tradition Since 1947


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VAUGHN TAYLOR!

Winner of the 2016 Pro-Am
Vaughn Taylor, winner of the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a 72-hole PGA TOUR golf championship dating back to the 1930s when Bing Crosby gathered a ‘few friends’ to raise money for charity...and have a little fun.

Top TOUR professionals team with Hollywood celebrities, world renowned musicians and the captains of industry as they compete for a $7 million purse. Foursomes rotate to MPCC Shore Course, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links Thursday through Saturday. The infamous 'cut' is made on Saturday night and the leading 60 professionals and 25 pro-am teams play Pebble Beach Golf Links on Sunday for the championship. Join us for a great week of golf!

The 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has come to an end, and Vaughn Taylor is the winner! Taylor was on fire in the Final Round at Pebble Beach Golf Links, birdieing four straight holes on the back nine to finish with a 7-under-par 65, and a tournament total of 17-under-par 270. He held off four-time Pro-Am champion Phil Mickelson by one shot. Taylor and teammate Gregg Ontiveros also won the pro-amateur competition by one shot, with a 30-under-par 257 -- the second time that Ontiveros has taken home the pro-amateur trophy. Congratulations to all of the participants and thank you to the volunteers, spectators, employees and players for your tireless efforts in making this week an incredible one at Pebble Beach Resorts. See you in 2017!

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A Sweet Victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am View Story

Vaughn Taylor, 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am  Champion

Vaughn Taylor, 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Champion.
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Robert LaBerge/ Getty Images.

After more than a decade since his last PGA TOUR victory, Vaughn Taylor had one goal in mind this week, to win the title of the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and he did just that. With his wife Leot and 2-year-old son Locklyn by his side, he celebrated Valentine’s Day by bringing home the crystal trophy.

Taylor, who lives in Augusta, Georgia, did what seemed like the impossible in a field that included six of the world’s top 10 players – Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson – along with a number of other notable names. He shot a 7-under-par 65 in the final round at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and to balance out two bogeys he amassed an impressive nine birdies throughout his round – including four consecutive ones on the back nine. With a tournament total of 17-under-par 270, Taylor finished with a one-shot victory over four-time winner Phil Mickelson, who was searching for his fifth tournament win and to tie the record for most AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am titles (currently held by Mark O’Meara).

Not only did Taylor win the tournament title, he and amateur partner Gregg Ontiveros also took home the pro-amateur team trophy, the second time that Ontiveros has won. The duo combined for a 30-under-par 257 and secured a narrow one-shot margin over Tour pro Jonas Blixt and amateur Jamie Williamson.

The fact that Taylor actually played the tournament makes the victory even sweeter. A week earlier, he was forced to withdraw from a Web.com Tour event in Colombia due to illness, and he made it into the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as an alternate. “I was the first alternate at the deadline, and I’m standing here right now, and I just can’t believe it,” Taylor said after his round. “This place has been good to me.”

Despite the difficult road he had, Taylor said his AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am win is a life-changing victory and something that he fought hard for. “It’s been a long time. I didn’t think it was going to happen,” he said. “I worked so hard and just kept getting knocked down and knocked down. And I just can’t believe it actually happened today. It’s amazing.”

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Country and Golf: A Great Pairing at Pebble Beach View Story

Jake Owens poses with fan at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Country Musician Jake Owen poses with a fan during the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. © Scott Halleran/ Getty Images.

There is just something about golf and country music that seem to go hand-in-hand, and at this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, that’s more evident than ever as some of country’s biggest names will tee it up on the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

  • Toby Keith: The superstar makes his Pro-Am debut this year, when he tees it up with 12-time PGA TOUR winner and friend Steve Stricker. To say Keith is a fan of the game is an understatement – he owns his own golf course (Belmar Golf Club in Oklahoma), runs his own charity golf tournament, and sports a 13 handicap. Keith’s wife is also an avid golfer who launched her own golf apparel line in 2015.
  • Jake Owen: Grammy-nominated artist Owen first teed off in the Pro-Am in 2013, and has been a Pebble Beach fan favorite since. While Owen was an aspiring golfer growing up, he picked up the guitar after a wake boarding injury and ultimately music won out over a budding professional golf career. Owen, who is low-single-digit handicap, is friends with Jordan Spieth, and the duo first met when they played together at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
  • Colt Ford: The country singer/songwriter is more than just a fan of the game, he is also a former professional player who logged time on the Web.com Tour – and was even a teaching pro – before trading in his card for a career in music. He also hosts his own Celebrity Golf Classic each year in his home state of Georgia.
  • Joe Don Rooney: While the Rascal Flatts lead guitarist sports a single-digit handicap, he is not the only one in the family that’s a fan of the game. Rooney and his young son Jagger created their own golf clothing lines with golf apparel company Sligo, which were launched during the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
  • Gary Mule Deer: While this country-singer-slash-comedian jokes about golf on stages all over the country, his golf skills are nothing to laugh at. The avid player has performed at, or participated in, golf tournaments all over the U.S., spreading his love for the game both on and off the course.
  • Clay Walker: As if being a talented golfer and a staple in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am isn’t impressive enough, Walker returns to Pebble Beach each June to hold his Clay Walker Charity Classic. A benefit for his non-profit, Band Against MS, the event will be played on June 22-26, 2016 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay. The four-person better ball tournament features Walker’s celebrity friends, a concert with Walker and his band, auctions, and more. To learn more about how you can participate in this year’s Clay Walker Charity Classic, call the Pebble Beach Tournament Office at (877) 853-5864.

Ladies of the Pebble Beach Fairways View Story

Little girl holding flag at Pebble Beach Resorts

Nancy Lopez (left) and Marianne Bretton with Bing Crosby at
the 1977 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. © Pebble Beach Company/ W.C. Brooks.

The 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am brings with it exciting activities and a number of notable players including, PGA TOUR golfers Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Bubba Watson, playing alongside sports stars and celebrities, such as Justin Timberlake, Aaron Rodgers and Mark Wahlberg to name a few. Among the lineup this year there is a record number of women playing in the Pro-Am field.

Five women – including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former NBA executive Heidi Ueberroth – comprise the record-breaking roster that will walk the iconic fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course during this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It is the most women participants since 1980, which saw four ladies on the links.

The history of women and golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links extends back to the beginning of the course when men’s and women’s championships were played at the opening on February 22, 1919. Women’s golf has continued as a tradition at Pebble Beach:

  • The Pebble Beach Championship for Women was played from 1923-1951. Marion Hollins – winner of the 1921 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, won an incredible seven times. She was also a six-time runner-up of the tournament.
  • The U.S. Women’s Amateur was contested over Pebble Beach Golf Links in 1940 and 1948.
  • The LPGA Tour, Weathervane Trans-Continental Women’s Open Championship was played at Pebble Beach; golf legend Babe Zaharias took home the trophy in 1950 and Patty Berg in 1951.
  • The California Women’s Amateur Championship was contested at Pebble Beach from 1967-1986, which was dominated in its early years by four-time consecutive winner Shelley Hamlin. Juli Inkster won the event in 1981.
  • The first women to ever play in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am were college standout and future LPGA star Nancy Lopez and California Women’s champion Marianne Bretton, who teed it up at Pebble Beach in 1977.
  • Lisa Fernandez, softball gold medalist in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, proved she could play golf; finishing T-9 with partner Nick Watney in the 2005 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
  • Women compete annually in the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational. PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com Tour players battle head-to-head in this unique event. In 1990, Juli Inkster became the first (and to date only) woman to take home the crown, she topped PGA Tour star Mark Brooks by one shot on the final hole to secure her place in Pebble Beach history.
  • One of the greatest golf talents at Pebble Beach Resorts is Sally Dodge, an LPGA Master Professional who celebrates her 40th anniversary in 2016 of teaching golf at Pebble Beach.

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The Importance of Golf's Mental Game View Story

Laird Small, Director of Instruction at Pebble Beach Golf Academy

Students train with Laird Small, Director of Instruction at Pebble Beach Golf Academy & Practice Facility.

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is not just a test of golf skills – it is also a test of mental strength while players compete at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Laird Small, Director of Instruction at Pebble Beach Golf Academy & Practice Facility, has worked with some of the top players in the game – among them Tim Kite, who shares the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am course record at Pebble Beach Golf Links with David Duval (10-under-par 62).

Laird shares his insights about golf’s mental game, and a very important tip about conquering the highs and lows of an emotional round.

There is so much talk about the Mental Game – especially what is it and how it helps players both on the golf course and in life. One of the terms we hear is “Mental Toughness,” which means the ability to keep your focus when you’re playing golf. One needs to stay focused, whether you’re playing well, facing a challenging shot or playing poorly. This goes for both the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am players and amateur golfers. It’s probably more important and more challenging to stay focused when you’re playing poorly; it’s much easier when things are going your way.

The Rules of Golf do not mention anything about the mental game. I don’t think the ball knows about the mental game or the clubs, and I don’t think they really care! The ball only knows how it was struck. With that in mind, what are the triggers that take us out of our comfort zone? Why do we get nervous, have negative reactions or find our emotions traveling faster than our intellect?

The emotional landscape can be a wonderful descriptor. We bounce from negative high-energy emotions (extreme anger when a shot doesn’t work out) to low-energy negative emotions (when we are depressed or having a bad stretch of holes, and feel like our round is slipping through our fingers). Conversely, we also experience low-energy positive emotions (where we are calm and nothing seems to bother us) to high-energy positive emotions (when we hit a great opening drive, make a birdie to win the match or shoot our lowest score). These things all happen and can bounce around the emotional landscape from shot to shot.

Where we really want to be is Neutral; choosing to respond to the stimulus that golf and life throw at us. Keeping that “Mental Toughness” will provide you with greater success and more fun on the golf course, no matter your skill level.

For more golf tips and to take your game to the next level, visit the Pebble Beach Golf Academy & Practice Facility or call (844) 477-4393.

Fans and Friends From Around the World View Story

Crowd watching a golf putt on Pebble Beach Golf Links 5th green.

The gallery looks on as a PGA TOUR pro golfer Shane Lowry putts on the 5th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links during the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

What make Pebble Beach Resorts and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am so special are the legendary traditions and unforgettable memories. From champions on the 18th hole to spectators in the grandstands to millions watching on television from around the world, everyone holds Pebble Beach and this event in a special place. At least, that is what you tell us.

"The greatest golf course in the world."
Greg, Facebook Fan

"Been there and done that many times and there are no better sights when you walk up to the first and finish on the beautiful 18th hole. If you want to play a course that you will remember forever play Pebble Beach."
Frank, Facebook Fan

Each year, the tournament crowns a new champion and etches new records into the history book. You certainly take notice and recognize the outstanding achievements of the greatest golfers in the world.

"Nice win Snedeker. This is one of my favorite tournaments to watch just because of the course. I've been fortunate to play it twice in my lifetime and it is so hard to focus on the golf."
Mike, Facebook Fan

"Congrats to Brandt for a great win and to PB and all the staff for making such a fabulous event possible. So good for the game of golf!"
Michael, Facebook Fan

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. For nearly 70 years, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has been one of the most unique and famous sporting events in the world. From the passion of the fans and the tireless work of more than 2,000 volunteers to the generous contributions from the event's amateurs and the unparalleled play from the game's greatest golfers, we thank you for your continued support. For more fan perspective and to submit your own story, visit www.Facebook.com/PebbleBeachResorts.

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Order Like a Pro at Pebble Beach Resorts View Story

The Tap Room

Enjoy big flavors with global influences from renowned chefs who put their special, personal twist on locally grown produce, sustainably caught seafood and top quality meats. Whether savoring an award-winning entrée, or catching a casual bite before or after your round of golf, an exciting array of choices will tempt and indulge you.

Golf is an obvious highlight of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but the award-winning cuisine served up at Pebble Beach Resorts is another draw to keep both spectators and players happy and nourished. The Lodge at Pebble Beach is home to four distinct and delicious restaurants, and each offers something for the most discerning tastes. During the 2015 tournament alone, The Lodge served up more than 34,000 restaurant and banquet meals – that’s a lot of satisfied people.

Gallery Cafe: For visitors looking for a hearty home-style breakfast or lunch, Gallery Cafe is right up their fairway. Located above the putting green and overlooking the first tee of Pebble Beach Golf Links, guests enjoy views of Stillwater Cove while watching the celebs and TOUR players practice their putting strokes. The most popular items ordered during tournament week include the Southwestern Omelet, Killer Klub Sandwich, a gigantic House-made Cinnamon Sticky Roll, and the Gallery Milkshake of the Month – the perfect treat to take to-go for the course.

The Tap Room: Among the most cherished and beloved 19th holes in golf, The Tap Room is also one of the hottest draws during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Whether you’re going for the extensive collection of prized golf memorabilia, or to watch the tournament from one of its many televisions, The Tap Room is a comfortable and inviting place chock-full of history. Tournament-week favorites include Beef Rib Potato Skins, French Onion Soup, Prime Rib and the Hot Chocolate Molten Cake, sure to satiate any hunger pangs worked up from walking the course.

Stillwater Bar & Grill: Contemporary, fresh and delightful are just a few words that describe this popular restaurant, offering the freshest and most flavorful in sustainable seafood and organic produce. The sweeping views of Carmel Bay and the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links don’t hurt, either. Order the Crispy Calamari, Stillwater Red Clam Chowder, Pan Seared Scallops and Grilled Angus Rib Eye to eat just like the pros playing in the tournament.

The Bench: The newest restaurant at Pebble Beach Resorts offers an eclectic menu and incredible views of the greatest finishing hole in golf in an open-air atmosphere. Guests love gathering around the fire pits for lunch and dinner, order the Spicy Pepperoni Flatbread, Mac & Cheese, Burgers and California Chopped Salad. Fun fact: To symbolize the return of Pebble Beach to American ownership in 1999, a commemorative bench has been placed overlooking the 18th hole where this acquisition was consummated – hence the restaurant’s name, The Bench.

For more information about all of your dining options at Pebble Beach Resorts, visit www.pebblebeach.com/dining or call (844) 477-4393.

The Spa at Pebble Beach: The Perfect Reward for a Day on the Course View Story

The Spa at Pebble Beach

Relax, Refresh, Renew at The Spa at Pebble Beach.

The Spa at Pebble Beach offers a number of indulgent treatments that can aid in whatever ails, and with the recent addition of the California Skin Institute, this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star facility (one of just 48 in the world with this ranking) is a truly comprehensive refuge for a day of relaxation or some much-needed bodywork.

For those playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and even spectators logging in miles of walking alongside their favorite players, The Spa provides golf- and sports-specific treatments perfect for those teeing it up at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course, or just walking in the footsteps of golf legends.

  • The Pre-Golf Warm-Up features specially designed golf stretches and soft-tissue releases to give players an edge on the course. Wear comfortable shoes for this treatment, and be prepared to feel loose and confident on the first tee.
  • Post-Golf Therapy is the perfect ending to a round, assisting in recovery by focusing on tired forearms, neck, lower back and hips. It’s especially beneficial for golfers that plan to play again next day.
  • The Sports Bodywork treatment includes a deep-tissue massage that realigns and stretches muscles, works out knots and improves range of motion with therapeutic techniques, isolated stretching and deep, firm pressure.
  • And after a long day of walking, don’t forget to treat your feet with a Sports Pedicure or Golfer’s Foot Renewal treatment, a focused massage on the feet and lower legs.

Combined with some quiet time around the fire pit in the Sanctuary, deep inhales in the revitalizing Inhalation Room, or simply some pool time with a fresh smoothie from The Spa Juice Bar and Café, The Spa at Pebble Beach is practically as important to your game as your golf clubs themselves.

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The Spa at Pebble Beach
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