Reliving One of the Most Unique Weeks in Golf

Players from all walks of the professional and amateur golf landscape descended on Pebble Beach the week of November 13 for one of the more unique events in the sport. Over 72 holes, across all three championship courses on the property, professionals from the LPGA, Champions, PGA and Korn Ferry Tour’s competed for the right to be champion of the 52nd TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational.

RJ Manke erased a three-shot deficit coming into the final round posting a flawless bogey-free 65 to emerge victorious on a sun splashed Sunday afternoon. The 2022 Pac-12 Player of the Year was the model of consistency, carding just three bogeys throughout the week.


RJ Manke

Here’s a look at how the final leaderboard shaped up.

Before the tournament began, members of Team TaylorMade joined together at The Hay to play 100 holes while raising money for Youth on Course. Throughout the course of the day, three hole-in-ones were made, one coming from the most interesting man in golf, Michael Block.

What’s more fun than one round at The Hay? How about nine rounds (plus another hole) over the course of the day. Participants were up to the task, teeing off just after 8:30 am and holing their final putts shortly after 4:00 pm.

Always a fan favorite, the second hole, a replica of the iconic par-3 7th at Pebble Beach Golf Links, provided the perfect backdrop to catch Team TaylorMade in action.

Another lasting moment from the week was when Christopher, a student at All Saints School met the club building experts at TaylorMade. Christopher, an expert in his own right, completed a project on the history of the driver last spring that caught the attention of the Pebble Beach staff.

Fast forward to this month and he found himself sharing his presentation with TaylorMade CEO, David Abeles before getting a behind the scenes look at the club building process with legendary club builder, Wade Liles.  When asked what the best part of his game was, Christopher bashfully pointed to his short game.

That was all Master Club Fitter, Greg Cesario needed to hear, quickly putting together two custom wedges for Christopher, a lefty with a strong playing background that includes competing in the 2022 TGR Jr. Invitational. The duo then tested the wedges at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy together putting a bow on an unforgettable afternoon for an outstanding young student.

Once again, the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational delivered an action-packed week with must see moments across the property. We look forward to adding another chapter to the rich history of this event next November.

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