NCGA President John Ronca won’t ever forget his experience at the 2016 AT&T Pro-Am. By the time Sunday arrived, Ronca and pro partner Hiroshi Iwata were so much in the title hunt that they teed off in the final foursome with Phil Mickelson.
A new, wider 17th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links is slated to be unveiled on July 24. During the 2010 U.S. Open Championship, the 17th green gave players fits. In the final round, only seven of 83 players found the green.
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.
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.
The 81 juniors who will compete in this year’s The First Tee Open at Poppy Hills Golf Course and Pebble Beach have been announced. Twenty hail from California.