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Country & Golf: A Great Pairing at Pebble Beach

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There is just something about golf and country music that seem to go hand-in-hand. At the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, this is more evident than ever as some of country’s biggest names 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 a charity golf tournament and sports a 13 handicap. Keith’s wife is also an avid golfer who launched a golf apparel line in 2015.

Jake Owen

Grammy-nominated artist Owen first teed off in the Pro-Am in 2013 and since then has been a Pebble Beach fan-favorite. While Owen was an aspiring golfer growing up, he picked up the guitar after a wakeboarding injury and ultimately music won out over a budding professional golf career. Owen, who has a 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 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 who’s a fan of the game. Rooney and his young son Jagger created their own golf clothing lines with golf apparel company Sligo, and the lines 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 is played 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 the Clay Walker Charity Classic, call the Pebble Beach Tournament Office at (877) 853-5864.

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