Championships at Pebble Beach Golf Links

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It all began with the Pebble Beach Un-official Opening Day Tournament on April 1, 1918, when Mike Brady from Boston finished with the best card in a tournament of high scores—the course was, after all, still in development. Since then, Pebble Beach Golf Links has been the site of golf’s most prestigious tournaments.

Here are some notable highlights:

USGA Championships Winner Year
33rd U.S. Amateur Harrison Johnston 1929
44th U.S. Women’s Amateur Betty Jameson 1940
47th U.S. Amateur Robert “Skee” Riegel 1947
48th U.S. Women’s Amateur Grace Lenczyk 1948
61st U.S. Amateur Jack Nicklaus 1961
72nd U.S. Open Jack Nicklaus 1972
82nd U.S. Open Tom Watson 1982
92nd U.S. Open Tom Kite 1992
99th U.S. Amateur (1) David Gossett 1999
100th U.S. Open Tiger Woods 2000
110th U.S. Open Graeme McDowell 2010
Other Opens and Professional Tournaments Winner Year
Monterey Peninsula Open Harry Cooper 1926
15th California Open Cam Puget 1935
16th California Open Fred Morrison 1936
28th California Open Smiley Quick 1948
Crosby National Pro-Am (1) Multiple winners 1947 – 1985
Weathervane Women’s Open (LPGA) M. Zaharias / P. Berg 1950 – 1951
59th PGA Championship Lanny Wadkins 1977
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (1,2) Multiple winners 1986 – present day
Nabisco Championships of Golf Curtis Strange 1988
TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational (1,3) Multiple winners 1974 – 1988
1990 – present day
Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Champions Tour) Multiple winners 2004 – present day
Other Regional Amateur Tournaments Winner Year
Pebble Beach Gold Vase Tournament Multiple winners 1920 – 1932
California State Amateur Championship (1) Multiple winners 1920 – 1999
2001 – 2006
Pebble Beach Championship for Women Multiple winners 1923 – 1943
1946 – 1951
Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Championship Multiple winners 1926 – 1938
California Women’s Amateur Multiple winners 1967 – 1986
Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Ed Morris 1968

(1) Pebble Beach Golf Links was the anchor course for a multi-course event
(2) Continuation of the renamed Crosby National Pro-Am
(3) Tournaments began at Laguna Seca-Del Monte Hyatt Pro-Am in 1972