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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

February 8-14, 2016 • A Pebble Beach Tradition Since 1947

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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!

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2016 Tournament Schedule

Monday, February 8

  • Practice rounds

Tuesday, February 9

  • Practice rounds
  • Chevron Shoot-Out: SF 49ers vs SF Giants
    1:30 p.m., Pebble Beach Golf Links

Wednesday, February 10

  • Practice rounds
  • 3M Celebrity Challenge: Celebrities compete for a $100,000 charity purse, 11:00 a.m., Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • $1 Million Celebrity Hole-in-One Presented by Facebook, 3:00 p.m., Pebble Beach Golf Links 7th hole

Thursday, February 11

Friday, February 12

  • Second round, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,
    all three courses

Saturday, February 13

  • Third round, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,
    all three courses

Sunday, February 14

  • Final round, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Pebble Beach Golf Links

2016 Tournament Photos & Insider Stories

EVENT PHOTOS
INSIDER STORIES

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.

To walk in the footsteps of these golf legends, plan your perfect women’s golf getaway today. View our
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or call 844-477-4393.

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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The Tap Room – The Greatest 19th Hole View Story

The Tap Room

Renowned for its extensive collection of prized golf memorabilia, The Tap Room is a comfortable and inviting place for watching televised sporting events or recounting your successes on the course.

You pick up your ball, shake your partner’s hand and take one final look at the shimmering Pacific along the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The next move is a right of passage and part of golf’s fabled history. Known to many as the greatest 19th hole in the world, a celebrity hot spot or simply the perfect place to unfurl the day’s stories over a mouth-watering steak, The Tap Room inside The Lodge at Pebble Beach is the unofficial hub of golf at Pebble Beach Resorts.

Surrounded by historic golf memorabilia and steeped in tradition from golf’s greatest championships, The Tap Room is still the post-round choice for golfers at the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am—except these golfers happen to be some of the most famous and recognizable celebrities in the world.

It is estimated that The Tap Room is about four times as busy during the weekend of the AT&T Pro-Am. That means more prime cut steaks on the grill, more buffalo wings for the hungry golfers and, of course, more fun for both the guests of the Resorts and the Hollywood stars and world-renowned athletes who entertain them.

When it comes to inside stories, the manager is tight-lipped, but come in one of these nights and look around. You could see Carson Daly in one corner, Josh Duhamel and Fergie in another and, as always, Bill Murray holding court in the middle. The Tap Room is on a first come, first served basis this week so stop by and make some memories of your own. Just be sure to report back!

Learn more about The Tap Room at Pebble Beach or call (844) 477-4393.

 

Highlights from the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

View photos and insider stories from the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

 

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