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.

2019 Tournament

  • When: Feb. 7-10, 2019
  • Where: Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.
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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.

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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