Ever since 1937, the best golfers in the world have been pairing up with well known celebrities to compete in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, formerly known as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur, and while superstar golfers and celebrities headline the field, it’s the golf courses on which the tournament is played that act as the real stars of the show at this event.
Much like the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am rotates around 3 outstanding golf courses currently in the shape of Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Spyglass Hill and the world famous Pebble Beach.
Since the event’s inception it has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most keenly anticipated fixtures on the PGA Tour calendar, owing much to its unique format, the host courses, and of course the calibre of players who comprise the field. A brief look back through the list of past champions reads as a who’s who of golfing greats with the likes of Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and, most recently, Phil Mickelson all having made it onto the winner’s circle throughout the years.
Here is a look at the tournament by the numbers, including a couple of interesting stats in here including the fact that this year’s winner will take home 2448 times more money than Sam Snead did in 1937!