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.
Northern California golf lost an icon with the recent passing of former Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club instructor Ben Doyle. Doyle’s pupils included Steve Elkington, Bobby Clampett and Bernhard Langer.
St. Mary’s alum Ben Geyer finished T-21 at the Web.com Tour Q-School Finals to earn playing privileges in 2015. Also earning his card was Stanford alum Cameron Wilson, who finished T-28.
The Monterey Peninsula Foundation announced Monday that Bill Murray is headed back to the AT&T Pro-Am for 2015. What will Bill do this time? If the past is any indication, who the heck knows?
Maintenance crews at Pebble Beach were busy Friday morning removing the remains of one of two cypress trees guarding the fairway from the tee. The tree isn’t the first at the historic layout to fall victim to the whims of Mother Nature.
Why was Poppy Hills rated the Best Renovation of 2014? We asked Whitten to elaborate on what he liked so much about the new version.
World Series champs Matt Cain and Buster Posey will tee it up at Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 2015 AT&T Pro-Am. Cain has made the Pro-Am cut twice in four tries. Posey will be making his debut.
Lee Gidney of Cypress Lakes GC was officially named the 88th president of the Northern California Golf Association