AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Primer: History, TV, Field, Odds

2022 Pebble Beach Preview Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the 7th tee during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Feb 13, 2021 in Pebble Beach, Calif. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

After a week in San Diego, the PGA Tour travels north up the California coast for this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the picture-perfect Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The long-running tournament, the third of the five-event “West Coast Swing,” provides yet another opportunity for the players to rack up some early-season money and FedExCup points.

The field in Pebble Beach, California includes just one top-10 ranked player with world No. 4 Patrick Cantlay entering off two top-10 finishes on the new season.

The other top-20 ranked players are recent winners at Pebble: No. 15 Jordan Spieth (2017) and No. 16 Daniel Berger (2021).


The Skinny

Tournament: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Dates: Feb. 3-6, 2022
PGA Tour Debut: 1937
PGA TOUR Week: 14th (of 43)
TV Network: GOLF/CBS
Course: Pebble Beach (Host)
Where: Pebble Beach, Calif.
Distance: 6816 yards, Par 72
Architect: Jack Neville, Douglas Grant
Field 156 players
Format: 54-hole cut, 72-hole stroke
Purse: $8,700,000
Win Share: $1,566,000
FedEx/OWGR Pts: 500/40
2021 Champion: Daniel Berger


How to Follow the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

2022 Pebble Beach Preview Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth checks his yardage book during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Feb 14, 2021 in Pebble Beach, Calif. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

TELEVISION: Thu-Fri: 3-6 p.m. (GOLF); Sat: 1-3 p.m. (GOLF); 3-7 p.m. (CBS); Sun: 1-3 (GOLF), 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS)

PGA TOUR LIVE (ESPN+): Thu-Fri: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ET (Main Feed, Marquee, Groups, Holes); Sat: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Main Feed, Marquee, Groups, Holes); Sun: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Main Feed, Marquee, Groups, Holes)

RADIO: Thu-Fri: 12-6 p.m.; Sat: 2-7 p.m.; Sun: 1-6:30 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM)

LINKS: Website | Instagram | Facebook


History

Bing Crosby and Chris Schenkel during the 1968 Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

Like next week’s PGA Tour stop – the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am began in the 1930s.

osted by Bing Crosby, which led to the tournament nickname “The Crosby Clambake,” the inaugural 1937 tournament was just an 18-hole event. But as the years progressed, and its popularity increased, more rounds were added, and within 20 years it was a full 72-hole tournament.

Sam Snead won the inaugural tournament (1937), and over the years it’s boasted such champions as Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus (3 times), Tom Watson (twice), Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson (five times).

Phil Mickelson Wins 2019 Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Phil Mickelson celebrates after a three-shot win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Feb 11, 2019 in Pebble Beach, CA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Mickelson and two-time major champion Mark O’Meara each own five titles.

The course is also famous for being the site of Tiger Woods’ 15 stroke obliteration of the field at the 2000 U.S. Open, one of the six times a major championship was hosted by Pebble Beach.

Since 1947, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am has been played among three courses. Those courses have changed a few times over the years, but currently the other two courses, along with Pebble Beach Golf Links, are Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

History: Tournament Titles

2016-21 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
1986-15 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
1953-85 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
1937-52 Bing Crosby Pro-Am

History: Recent Winners

2021: Daniel Berger (-18)
2020: Nick Taylor (-19)
2019: Phil Mickelson (-19)
2018: Ted Potter Jr. (-17)
2017: Jordan Spieth (-19)
2016: Vaughn Taylor (-17)

History: Records

Wins:
5 – Mark O’Meara (1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997)
5 – Phil Mickelson (1998, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2019)

Back-to-Back Wins:
1955-56 Cary Middlecoff
1972-73 Jack Nicklaus
1977-78 Tom Watson
1989-90 Mark O’Meara
2009-10 Dustin Johnson

Low Score:
265 (−22) – Brandt Snedeker (2015)

Low Round
Pebble Beach: 62 (Tom Kite, David Duval)
Spyglass Hill: 62 (Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald)
Monterey Peninsula: 60 (Sung Kang)


The Field: Pebble Beach Pro-Am

2022 Pebble Beach Preview Daniel Berger
Daniel Berger lines up a putt on the 16th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Feb 13, 2021 in Pebble Beach, Calif. (Photo by Steph Chambers via Getty Images)

The field this week in Pebble Beach, California is headlined by a trio of 2021 U.S. Ryder Cuppers in Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Daniel Berger.

Other marquee names include Matt Fitzpatrick, Jason Day, Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Brandt Snedeker.

In addition to Berger, former winners in the field also include Spieth (2017), Snedeker (2013, 2015), Nick Taylor (2020), Ted Potter Jr (2018), Vaughn Taylor (2016), Jimmy Walker (2014), and Davis Love III (2001, 2003).

Other familiar names include Stewart Cink, Mackenzie Hughes, Cameron Chump, Mackenzie Hughes, Charley Hoffman, Matt Kuchar and Pat Perez.

Top-5 Betting Favorites

Book Rank-Player (Odds)
1. Patrick Cantlay (7-1)
2. Daniel Berger (12-1)
3. Jason Day (20-1)
3. Jordan Spieth (20-1)
5. Maverick Mcnealy (22-1)

Full Field & Odds

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am | Pebble Beach GL | Pebble Beach, CA | Feb. 3-6, 2022


Joel Cook contributed to this report.


Credits: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


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