GolfWRX is live this week from the Monterey Peninsula in Pebble Beach, Calif., for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the most scenic and celebrity-filled event on the PGA Tour. Pebble Beach Golf Links sits atop cliffs that overlook Carmel Bay, producing both breathtaking views and an imposing threat. The multi-course event is also played on Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course.
Phil Mickelson looks to capture his fifth win at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but has been battling lower back issues. He withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines due to injury, and had a lack luster performance in his title defense at last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, aside from throwing footballs into the grandstands.
Brandt Snedeker, this week’s defending champion, and two-time champion Dustin Johnson are also headliners for the tournament, which features seven of the top-21 players in the world rankings. Snedeker broke the tournament scoring record last year en route to victory, and also captured the pro-am division title alongside fellow Vanderbilt alum Toby Wilt. Johnson will team up again this year with NHL Hall-of-Famer and future father-in-law Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky, or better known in the Instagram/Twitter world as Paulina Gretzky’s dad.
Other notable celebrities are NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady, Alex Smith, and Aaron Rodgers, NFL Coach Bill Belichick, musicians Kid Rock, Kenny G and Darius Rucker, surfer Kelly Slater, tennis star Andy Roddick, actor Don Cheadle, and of course, the rumblin’ stumblin’ sports reporter Chris Berman.
Check out our photos from this week’s event at Pebble Beach.
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 1
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 2
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 3
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 4
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 5
Coach Bill Belichick WITB
Jim Renner WITB
K.J. Choi WITB
Jason Bohn WITB
Dustin Johnson WITB
Brendon Todd WITB
Daniel Summerhays WITB
Jim Herman WITB
Steven Bowditch WITB
Geoff Oglivy WITB
Jason Kokrak WITB
Ryan Palmer WITB
Graeme McDowell WITB
D.A. Points WITB
Cameron Tringale WITB
Bud Cauley WITB
Kevin Stadler WITB