Hello again from Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. It’s tournament time again! This week, golfers who are working to improve their golf swing will also be watching the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. This tournament, considered by many to be one of the top courses on the PGA Tour schedule begins today and continues through Sunday. Here’s a a little primer to get you prepared:
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
February 9-12, 2012
by Jonathan Wall | Devil Ball Golf
"*******"The course: Ah, Pebble Beach, there really isn’t a whole lot you can say about the famed course that hasn’t been said before, except that it’s one of golf’s most prized jewels. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the par 72 course plays 6,816 yards and houses some of the greatest holes in golf. The par-3 7th hole — measuring only 106 yards — starts a three-hole stretch that could be one of the best in golf and offers some incredible views of Carmel Bay. The back nine also has a couple of decent finishing holes, starting with the par-3 17th, a hole best known for Tom Watson’s chip-in during the 1982 U.S. Open. The course finishes with one of the best par 5’s in golf, as players will be tempted to take it over Stillwater Cove on the 543-yard hole, which should set up a chance to go for the green in two.
Monterey Peninsula (par 70 / 6,838 yards) and Spyglass Hill GC (par 72 / 6,858 yards) round out the Pro-Am’s three-course rotation. Monterey was added to the tournament in 2010, when tournament officials decided to drop Poppy Hills — some pros wouldn’t play the tournament with Poppy in the rotation, including Tiger Woods — from the event.
********The schedule: The tournament runs Thursday-Sunday. It’ll be broadcast on the Golf Channel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday, and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday on CBS.
********The field: Pebble Beach not only draws some of the top celebrities in the world each year to play in the event, it also does a decent job drawing in some of golf’s top names. Two of the top 15 in the Official World Golf Rankings are playing at Pebble this week, but the big name headlining the event has to be Tiger Woods. Making his return to the Pro-Am for the first time since 2002, Woods will start his PGA Tour season off at Pebble looking for his first official win in more than two years. Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan round out a solid field."
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