Stanford alum Patrick Rodgers got going this past weekend with a win at the Web.com Tour Colombia Championship. The victory pushed Rodgers to No.1 on the Web.com Tour money list two weeks into the season.
The USGA announced the formation of a new U.S. Senior Women’s Open that will begin in 2018. While no site has been named yet, it’s just a matter of time before the championship comes to a Northern California venue.
One of golf’s all-time greats, Billy Casper, who died Saturday, left footprints in Northern California at not only the 1966 U.S. Open at Olympic Club, but also at the Crosby Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The only two players with a higher career winning percentage than Casper are Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
This year’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play event at TPC Harding Park is shaping up to be a fountain of youth. As of this week, 21 players under the age of 30 would qualify based on the world rankings. Tiger Woods, on the other hand, is headed the opposite direction.
Cal alum Michael Weaver and Stanford alum Cameron Wilson will both be at Pebble Beach for the upcoming AT&T Pro-Am. Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO Steve John recently said that both had received sponsors exemptions.
Jimmy Walker Returns to Pebble Beach With An Eye on the Majors; Giants Catcher Buster Posey Set For AT&T Pro-Am Debut
Jimmy Walker, who’s quickly becoming the king of the West Coast Swing, returns to Pebble Beach looking to become the first AT&T Pro-Am repeat winner since Dustin Johnson in 2009 and 2010. Giants catcher Buster Posey, who’s making his AT&T Pro-Am debut, need only ask battery mate Matt Cain for Pebble Beach advice.
UC Davis assistant men’s golf coach Tom Johnson made a triumphant return to the Sony Open, while Cal alum Max Homa notched the best finish of his budding PGA Tour career.
Phil Mickelson’s pursuit of Mark O’Meara’s record five AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am titles is going to have to wait. Lefty announced on his website that he will not play in this year’s AT&T Pro-Am in order to spend more time with his family.
Dustin Johnson’s return from a personal leave looms closer. Earlier this week, Johnson’s swing coach Butch Harmon hinted that Johnson would play in the Farmers Insurance Open. If not there, Johnson could return at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he’s planning to play.
TaylorMade deal with Pebble Beach Resorts as new brand partner for golf equipment and golf apparel also means change for the annual Pebble Beach Invitational. One of golf’s most unique events, the Invitational pits members of the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com Tours competing side-by-side for the same purse.