From its earliest days in 1947, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am—originally called “The Crosby Clambake” or, more informally, “The Crosby”—has been known for three things: great golf, crowd-pleasing celebrities and unpredictable weather.
The rain and winds that often visit the tournament are as much a part of the championship’s character as the competition they often interrupt. But no one expected the cause of the final round’s delay in 1962: snow.
This was the first time in 40 years it had snowed on the Monterey Peninsula, prompting 1952 Champion Jimmy Demeret to make the famous remark, “I know I got loaded last night, but how did I end up in Squaw Valley?” (Squaw Valley is a ski resort in California.)
The tournament was completed on the following day; it has rarely snowed at Pebble Beach since.