AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
February 9-15, 2015 • A Pebble Beach Tradition Since 1947
The AT&T Pebble Beach National 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 $6.6 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!
2015 Photos & Insider Stories
Brandt Snedeker Wins the 2015 Pro-Am View Story
Pebble Beach Resorts was a homecoming of sorts this week for PGA TOUR star Brandt Snedeker. The 2012 FedEx Cup winner was in search of his first PGA TOUR win since the summer of 2013, the same year that he captured the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the first time.
Snedeker proved that this is his event, as he steadily navigated Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course this week for his second AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am win, topping Nick Watney by three shots for the title.
Snedeker was T-2 in the tournament with Matt Jones one stroke behind Jim Furyk coming into the final round at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then broke away from the pack with a flawless 5-under-par 65 – five birdies, no bogeys and all heart. After his third round, Snedeker told media that he was "looking forward to tomorrow and I've been here before, I know what needs to be done...I just need to go out and execute."
Execute he did with a flawless Final Round, where by the end of the day he broke the previous low-tournament score of 20 under par with his 72-hole total of 22-under-par 265.
Snedeker and his amateur partner Toby Wilt, who also won the Pro-Am competition in 2013, almost made it a double this year, but in the end it was PGA TOUR pro Pat Perez and amateur Michael Lund who topped the duo with a two-stroke victory, 42-under-par 245.
It was an incredible week at Pebble Beach Resorts. Picture-perfect weather framed Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and more than 150,000 fans enjoyed the hospitality and service of The Lodge at Pebble Beach and The Inn at Spanish Bay. Thank you to all the PGA Tour professionals, world-renowned celebrities and special amateur participants, as well as the volunteers, employees and, of course, the terrific fans. We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am!
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INFOGRAPHIC: Facts and Figures from the Pro-Am View Story
Pebble Beach Resorts has been the proud host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am since 1947, and with that type of tenure, it's no wonder there are some impressive figures to be shared and some fun facts to be revealed. From charity to concessions, professionals to volunteers, and 30 years of title sponsorship from AT&T, the 2015 Pro-Am promises to entertain fans around the world and provide another year of exciting tournament action.
Enjoy this infographic that showcases some of the fun facts we have been tracking for the past 69 years!
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New Views from the Pro-Am View Story
There are many philosophies when it comes to viewing a golf tournament – some spectators like to walk the fairways with their favorite players, while others sit and camp out on a hole to watch the action from each group that passes through. Either way, the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am offers amazing views from any spot. This year, there are two new structures at Pebble Beach Golf Links that allow spectators to literally take a step above the action.
Triangle Plaza is located at the triangle of holes 6, 7, 8 and 14, and is a central hub of activity. New to this area is a viewing deck that offers amazing fairway panoramas and is a perfect stop to enjoy dining and other concessions available at the Triangle. The AT&T Digital Clubhouse provides guests with a place to recharge – literally – thanks to mobile charging stations, while showcasing AT&T's newest technology. AT&T is one of the longest title sponsors of an event on the PGA TOUR, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with the Pro-Am. Also at Triangle Plaza, spectators can indulge in some retail therapy at the merchandise tent, picking up tournament-logoed gear and other goodies.
The TaylorMade Flight Deck is an entirely new structure to the event that is wrapped around the fourth tee box, allowing spectators to see their favorite players' tee shots from above, providing one of the most unique perspectives on the course. Attached to the west side of the deck are bleachers to take in all the action on the 17th tee, and from the top of the deck spectators can watch critical putts take place on the third green.
For the 100,000 spectators on property at Pebble Beach Resorts this year, the 75 degree weather is certainly an added bonus to enjoy new views of golf's greatest players at the 2015 Pro-Am!
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Love from Tee to Green at Pebble Beach View Story
With its breathtaking panoramas, legendary golf, award-winning dining and spa, and boardwalk beach walks, it's hard not to see and feel romance at Pebble Beach Resorts.
At the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, romance was definitely in the air, and on the green!
PGA TOUR pro golfer Mark Hubbard, in his rookie season on the TOUR, teed off on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links on Thursday, with more than just finishing the round on his mind – he was about to pop the question to his long-time girlfriend, Meghan McCurley.
"Actually her mom had the idea," Hubbard said after his round. "...She just thought it would be cool to include golf...I felt like I had to do something different than just take her out to dinner or something."
After sinking a par putt on his last hole, Hubbard dropped to one knee as McCurley walked over and his proposal flashed on the large LED screen behind the green. She said yes, of course – one of many happy love stories to occur at Pebble Beach Resorts.
Hubbard isn't the only golfer to take romance from tee to green. Actor John O'Hurley proposed to his wife Lisa Mesloh during a round on Pebble Beach Golf Links; he hid the ring in the cup on the iconic par-3 seventh hole and proposed along one of the most scenic coastal holes in golf. Sportscaster Jim Nantz, a longtime announcer of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, married wife Courtney on the same hole.
Whether it's for the perfect proposal or an ideal location to say "I Do," Pebble Beach Resorts is a special destination to celebrate unforgettable occasions.
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The Perfect Pro-Am Pairing View Story
During AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am week the award-winning restaurants of Pebble Beach Resorts are just as popular as the golf! Watching all the tournament action can really work up an appetite, so here is a look at some of the most popular items fans like to order, guaranteed to satisfy any craving!
The Bench is the newest addition to The Lodge at Pebble Beach – the name "The Bench" symbolizes an iconic location overlooking the 18th hole where the current ownership group acquired Pebble Beach Resorts in 1999. Favorites on the menu include the Shishito Peppers, Margherita Flatbread (pictured), Mac & Cheese, the Burger, or the California Chopped Salad. Pair these delicious dishes with a seat on the patio by the fire pits for a taste of the good life at Pebble Beach Resorts. Guests can also enjoy one-of-a-kind craft cocktails, as well as an array of draft beers and wines by the glass.
The Tap Room is one of the most storied restaurants in golf, steeped in history and beloved by many. The Prime Rib is the most popular dish ordered during tournament week; start with the signature French Onion Soup and indulge in the legendary Coconut Cake for dessert. The chances of a celebrity sighting are high, also – actor Josh Duhamel, who is playing in the Pro-Am, told reporters this week that, "I love me some Tap Room."
Set above the action with panoramas of Stillwater Cove, the aptly named Stillwater Bar & Grill offers more than just great views. The Dungeness Crab Cake, Sweet-Corn Buttermilk Soup with Rock Crab, Scallops with Lobster Risotto, and the Calamari are in high demand during Pro-Am week and are enough to satiate even the most discerning seafood craving.
The Gallery Cafe is the spot to take in all the action above the practice putting green, with sunny patio seating and a great, casual environment. Favorites include the Gallery Classic Burger, the popular Fish & Chips, and the Gallery Milkshake of the Month – the ultimate way to cool off after walking Pebble Beach Golf Links.
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The Crew In Front of (and Behind) the Pro-Am View Story
As the professionals, celebrities and amateurs tee it up for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, they will be playing on some of the world's most immaculate and historic golf holes. Before they take that first stride, though, there is a team several steps ahead, ensuring each participant experiences world-class golf during tournament week.
The golf course maintenance team are unsung heroes of signature events like the Pro-Am, and for Chris Dalhamer, Director of Golf Course Maintenance for Pebble Beach Golf Links, it's a job that starts months before the event and lasts year round.
"Tournament prep really starts after the Pebble Beach Invitational in November," Dalhamer says. "Six to eight weeks out, we are honing in on the details of the course."
So what does a typical tournament day look like for this lean team? The first shift of workers arrive while most others are still in bed—5:30 a.m. Outfitted in headlamps and armed with flashlights, the crew starts on Hole 1 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and works their way around the course.
Once finished, Dalhamer and team remain near the action, on-call with radios to respond to any needs. The work starts again after the last group tees off and goes well into the night. This can make for a 13-hour day—or more than 90-hour tournament week—for Dalhamer, who is at the course Monday through Sunday.
"We intensify maintenance for the tournament," Dalhamer said. "The stripes in the fairway must be angled perfectly for television. The tees need to look a certain way. We trim sprinkler head grass with scissors and repair ball marks on the green with a special tool that almost knits them away. We always pay attention to detail, but that increases during the Pro-Am."
"My favorite memory of the AT&T Pro-Am is the reminder of being fortunate enough to work at Pebble Beach," he said. "It's satisfying to see the enjoyment of all different levels of golfers, who may be teeing it up for the first time or the 30th time. Whether working or playing, this place is special no matter how you are involved."
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The TaylorMade Tour Truck: Golf's Most High-Tech Vehicle View Story
An aspect of professional golf events that spectators don't have the opportunity to see is the golf equipment manufacturer "Tour Trucks" that follow their roster of PGA TOUR players to nearly all of the golf events throughout the season. These big rig trucks and the experts that staff them are on-site at the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and can be compared to a NASCAR pit crew! The trailer is abuzz with activity from the time the Tour Trucks arrive on Sunday until their departure on Wednesday.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company is the corporate golf brand partner of Pebble Beach Resorts, and fitting of this top golf brand, the TaylorMade Tour Truck is one of the most high-tech and impressive mobile studios in golf. The million-dollar vehicle features satellite televisions, workstations, and cubbyholes for TOUR player balls, hats and accessories. Most importantly, it showcases a fully mobile club-building studio that, in the hands of veteran Tour Technicians like Wade Liles and Henry Luna, can build a driver in less than seven minutes and make all of the real-time club tweaks and adjustments Tour players need to compete at the highest level.
On any given day, players like two-time AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am winner Dustin Johnson, 2015 Farmers Insurance Open winner Jason Day or two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen -- all teeing it up in this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -- can be seen visiting Liles, Luna and the rest of the TaylorMade Tour staff on the truck. They adjust the weights on their SLDR and R15 drivers; bend or grind wedges; confirm iron lofts; or re-grip their putters. They then take to the driving range, where they test their equipment to ensure that it is competition-ready.
The TaylorMade Tour Truck will have logged an impressive 40,000 miles by the end of the Tour season. Building drivers and driving highways is a weekly routine for this team, so while you watch your favorite PGA TOUR player this week on Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course, know that there is a robust mobile team behind the scenes getting them ready for four great days of championship golf.
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Work Out: Getting in Championship Shape View Story
Becoming a championship-level golfer like PGA TOUR players competing in the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is not just about practicing golf shots. Golf fitness is key to the success of a golfer at any skill level, and Pebble Beach Golf Academy & Practice Facility has just the program to help.
Pebble Beach Golf Academy is one of the most technologically advanced instructional facilities in the golf industry. The Academy features a Robotic Swing Trainer, video instruction and putting labs, and a state-of-the-art system that helps golfers of all levels identify how their bodies are working and where to make physical changes to maximize their efficiency.
Pebble Beach Golf Academy uses Advanced Motion Measurement (AMM) and the biomechanics of TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) 3D, which turns golfers into avatars on-screen to better showcase and analyze the intricacies of their swing and body. Instructors place twelve sensors on the golfer's body, the digitizing process completes, and a digital avatar of the golfer appears on the screen. This technology allows golfers to see each body segment move in real time. The instructor then compares the golfer's information to a database of the results from PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours -- the optimal parameters for reference.
Many of the Pro-Am players have used the TPI workings as a foundation for their fitness. TPI developers gathered data on players of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels, and used this information to discover how a properly functioning body allows a golfer to swing the golf club with the most efficiency.
Once a golfer's movement pattern is discovered, the Academy can set biofeedback to achieve peak performance using audible tones for feedback, and create a fitness workout program based on the body's ability to move versus the desired movement pattern. To change some of the movements to a more efficient pattern may require stretching, strength training, or other conditioning to isolate particular areas in need of attention.
Proper golf fitness can improve a golfer's swing, increase ball distance with less effort and lower the chance of injury. The next time you play the courses of Pebble Beach Resorts, train like a pro at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy!
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Official Tournament Information
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Highlights from Past Tournaments
View photos, videos and insider stories from the 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am events.