No Spectators for 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
(Photo above AP/Monterey Peninsula Foundation)
Dec. 7, 2020
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, preparing to commemorate its 75th anniversary, announced today spectators will not be permitted at this year’s event, scheduled for Feb. 8-14, 2021.
“Unfortunately our ’21 event will be unlike any of the previous editions of the tournament since Monterey County remains in a tier that will not permit live audiences at professional events in California,” said Steve John, CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. “Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our guests, partners, vendors, volunteers, PGA TOUR professionals, caddies, their families, and our community. We continue to work closely with the PGA TOUR, as well as local officials, to determine what our event will look like in February.”
John added that everyone associated with the tournament is “incredibly grateful” for the support the event has received from the community throughout the years. Since 1947, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has generated more than $176 million for charities in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Last year;s tournament was won by Canadian Nick Taylor (pictured, above), who edged co-record five-time champion Phil Mickelson.
Despite the ongoing challenges being faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, along with the PGA TOUR, remains committed to supporting its charitable partners. John said opportunities to give are still possible and pointed to a recent example where an anonymous person donated $50,000 to the non-profit Foundation.
The donation was matched by the Foundation, which resulted in the purchase of $100,000 worth of Costco gift cards — 400 at $250 each. In partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County, and the First Tee of Monterey County/Alisal Union School District Family Resource Centers, the gift cards will be distributed to local families in need.
“We are incredibly grateful for this overwhelming gesture of generosity, especially the timing,” said Dr. Carissa Purnell, Director of the Family Resource Centers. “It has been a difficult year for so many people but this will help brighten the holidays for our families.”
The 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am again will be televised by the Golf Channel and CBS. Fans also can follow along on the tournament’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.