AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

PGA Tour's storied event boasts rich history, impressive champions

A scenic on the 11th tee during round one of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course
Part of the fun of watching the Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament is the scenery. This is the 11th hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The PGA Tour's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was originally founded by entertainer Bing Crosby in the late 1930s, and up until the mid-1980s had Crosby's name attached. It is the most popular pro-am involving celebrities in the tour's history. The tournament is played over three courses in Pebble Beach, Calif., with the final round always at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The tournament takes place early in the year as part of the PGA Tour's "California swing," typically in February.

Amateurs in the field play the first three rounds, then the amateur field is cut to just the top 20 pro-am teams. So 20 amateurs are still playing with their pros even in the final round.

2018 Tournament
A 62 in the third round provided the cushion Ted Potter Jr. needed to hold on for the win. Potter shot 69 in Round 4 and finished at 17-under 270, three strokes better than runners-up Phil Mickelson, Chez reavie, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson.

2017 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Jordan Spieth cruised to a 4-stroke victory on the strength of back-to-back rounds of 65 in the second and third rounds. Spieth closed with a final-round 70 to finish at 19-under 268, four ahead of runner-up Kelly Kraft. It was Spieth's ninth career win on the PGA Tour.

2016 Tournament
Vaughn Taylor began the final day in seventh place, then shot 65, posted 17-under 270, and waited to see if anyone could catch him. Nobody could.

It was Taylor's third career PGA Tour victory, but his first in 10 years. Phil Mickelson made a tough par save on the 16th to remain two off the lead, then birdied 17 to draw within one. He had a 5-foot putt on the last hole to force a playoff, but the putt lipped out.

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Tournament Records at Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

  • Overall: 265 - Brandt Snedeker, 2015
  • Tournament course record: Pebble Beach - 62, Tom Kite, 1983; David Duval, 1997; Ted Potter Jr., 2018. Monterey Peninsula - 60, Sung Kang, 2016. Poppy Hills - 62, Matt Gogel, 2001. Spyglass Hill - 62, Phil Mickelson, 2005; Luke Donald, 2006
  • Wins: 5 - Mark O'Meara
  • Margin of victory: 5 strokes - Lloyd Mangrum, 1948; Cary Middlecoff, 1954; Jack Nicklaus, 1967; Fuzzy Zoeller, 1986; Arron Oberholser, 2006

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Courses

Pebble Beach Golf Links is the host course for the PGA Tour AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but the professionals and amateur rotate among three courses each year. In addition to Pebble Beach, the current rotation includes one round each on Monterey Peninsula Country Club and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The final round is always played at Pebble Beach.

Other Courses That Have Hosted:

  • Rancho Santa Fe Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (1937-42)
  • Beginning in 1947, the three-course rotation was adopted. Pebble Beach, Cypress Point Country Club and Monterey Peninsula Country Club were those three courses from 1947-66.
  • In 1967, Spyglass Hill replaced Monterey Peninsula CC.
  • In 1991, Poppy Hills replaced Cypress Point CC.

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Trivia and Notes

  • Entertainer Bing Crosby founded this tournament in 1937, almost as much a friendly gathering as a tournament. Over the years, the tournament was nicknamed "the Crosby Clambake."
  • The first tournament was only one round in duration; it went to two rounds from 1938-1942; then to three rounds in 1947; and four rounds in 1958.
  • Bing Crosby's name was always part of the tournament's name until 1985. Crosby died in 1977, and his name was dropped from the title when AT&T became the title sponsor in 1986.
  • Sam Snead won the first two playings of the tournament, and won twice more. His win in 1937 was over one round; in 1938 and 1941 over two rounds; and in 1950, over three rounds, he tied for the win with Jack Burke Jr., Smiley Quick and Dave Douglas (there was no playoff).
  • Mark O'Meara won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am a record five times (1985, 1989-90, 1992, 1997).
  • Back-to-back champions are Sam Snead (1937-38), Cary Middlecoff (1955-56), Jack Nicklaus (1972-73), Tom Watson (1977-78), Mark O'Meara (1989-90) and Dustin Johnson (2009-10).
  • Johnny Miller's final PGA Tour victory came in this event in 1994.
  • From 2002-2005, the defending champion missed the cut each year - Davis Love III in 2002 and 2004; Matt Gogel in 2003; Vijay Singh in 2005.
  • The record-low score by a pro-am team is 43-under par. The pro was Paul Stankowski and the amateur was actor Andy Garcia. They set the record in 1997.

Winners of the PGA Tour's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

(Changes in the tournament's name are noted; p - playoff; w - weather shortened; a - amateur)

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
2018 - Ted Potter Jr., 270
2017 - Jordan Spieth, 268
2016 - Vaughn Taylor, 270
2015 - Brandt Snedeker, 265
2014 - Jimmy Walker, 276
2013 - Brandt Snedeker, 267
2012 - Phil Mickelson, 269
2011 - D.A. Points, 271
2010 - Dustin Johnson, 270
2009 - Dustin Johnson-w, 201
2008 - Steve Lowery, 278
2007 - Phil Mickelson, 268
2006 - Arron Oberholser, 271
2005 - Phil Mickelson, 269
2004 - Vijay Singh, 272
2003 - Davis Love III, 274
2002 - Matt Gogel, 274
2001 - Davis Love III, 272
2000 - Tiger Woods, 273
1999 - Payne Stewart-w, 206
1998 - Phil Mickelson-w, 202
1997 - Mark O'Meara, 268
1996 - No Tournament (canceled due to weather/course conditions)
1995 - Peter Jacobsen, 271
1994 - Johnny Miller, 281
1993 - Brett Ogle, 276
1992 - Mark O'Meara-p, 275
1991 - Paul Azinger, 274
1990 - Mark O'Meara, 281
1989 - Mark O’Meara, 277
1988 - Steve Jones-p, 280
1987 - Johnny Miller, 278
1986 - Fuzzy Zoeller-w, 205

Bing Crosby National Professional-Amateur
1985 - Mark O’Meara, 283
1984 - Hale Irwin-p, 278
1983 - Tom Kite, 276
1982 - Jim Simons, 274
1981 - John Cook-w-p, 209
1980 - George Burns, 280
1979 - Lon Hinkle-p, 284
1978 - Tom Watson-p, 280
1977 - Tom Watson, 273
1976 - Ben Crenshaw, 281
1975 - Gene Littler, 280
1974 - Johnny Miller-w, 208
1973 - Jack Nicklaus-p, 282
1972 - Jack Nicklaus-p, 284
1971 - Tom Shaw, 278
1970 - Bert Yancey, 278
1969 - George Archer, 283
1968 - Johnny Pott-p, 285
1967 - Jack Nicklaus, 284
1966 - Don Massengale, 283
1965 - Bruce Crampton, 284
1964 - Tony Lema, 284

Bing Crosby National
1963 - Billy Casper, 285
1962 - Doug Ford-p, 286
1961 - Bob Rosburg, 282
1960 - Ken Venturi, 286
1959 - Art Wall, 279

Bing Crosby National Professional-Amateur Golf Championship
1958 - Billy Casper, 277
1957 - Jay Hebert, 213
1956 - Cary Middlecoff, 202

The Bing Crosby Professional-Amateur Invitational
1955 - Cary Middlecoff, 209
1954 - Dutch Harrison, 210
1953 - Lloyd Mangrum, 204

Bing Crosby Professional-Amateur
1952 - Jimmy Demaret, 145
1951 - Byron Nelson, 209
1950 - (tie) Sam Snead, Jack Burke Jr., Smiley Quick, Dave Douglas, 214
1949 - Ben Hogan, 208
1948 - Lloyd Mangrum, 205
1947 - (tied) Ed Furgol, George Fazio, 213
1943-46 - No Tournament
1942 - John Dawson-a, 133
1941 - Sam Snead, 136
1940 - Ed Oliver, 135
1939 - Dutch Harrison, 138
1938 - Sam Snead, 139
1937 - Sam Snead, 68