When: February 8-11
Where: Pebble Beach, California
The PGA Tour will head to Monterey Peninsula in California for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week. The event starts on Feb. 8 and will feature three renowned courses: The Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore, the Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The tournament features 156 professionals and 156 amateurs with sudden death elimination starting at No. 18.
Jordan Spieth stole the show during last year’s tournament, claiming the $7,400,000 purse with a four-shot victory over Kelly Kraft. All eyes will be on him at the 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as he looks to make it two consecutive tournament victories in a row.
Gary Woodland is another contestant that is worth keeping an eye this weekend. He recently defeated Chez Reavie in a playoff, making it his fourth consecutive playoff win this year. Woodland is swinging his club exceptionally well heading into the Pro-Am.
The premier courses the tournament will be played on are as big an attraction as the golfers are. Players will rotate between the three Monterey Peninsula courses while enjoying a view of the Pacific Ocean.
The Pebble Beach and the Spyglass course have traditionally been considered the easier of the three courses, while players tend to struggle more with the Monterrey Peninsula course.
Who to watch
Spieth currently has a single top ten performance this season, but he remains ranked third in the world. Most of his troubles have been putting related, while his long-game has remained strong. Spieth knows he needs to solve his putting issues sooner rather than later, or risk sliding down further down the rankings. The fact he played so well at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last season should give him some extra confidence.
Johnson won this tournament in 2009 and 2010, and he almost secured a third tournament win in 2014.
Jason finally broke into the top ten rankings this season with a playoff win a couple of weeks ago at Torrey Pines. Day has struggled with injuries the past few years, but when he’s healthy, he’s still one of the best golfers you’ll find anywhere.
Rahm pulled off an impressive win at the European Tour’s DP World Tour Championship to close out last season, and he won the CareerBuilder challenge a month ago. His emotional outbursts get the best of him at times, but many still think he’s Golf’s next big star.
The Pebble Beach Pro-Am pairs Pro golfers with celebrity amateurs. Among the amateurs are:
- Aaron Rogers
- Adrian Young
- Bill Murray
- Alfonso Riberio
- Carson Daily
- Chris O’Donnel
- Darius Rucker
- Larry The Cable Guy
- Toby Kieth
- Tony Romo
- Ray Romano
- and many more.
They are sure to bring an extra element to the golf course.
How To Watch
The Pebble Beach Pro-Am is being broadcast LIVE on CBS. Cord-cutters can watch the game without a cable subscription. Here’s a list of ways to stream the event.
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CBS All Access offers live streaming of news, special events, and sports. You can even stream the PGA live on CBS.
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