PGA Tour
PGA - AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Preview
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DATES: Thursday, February 11th through Sunday, February 14th
SITE: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
         Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Pebble Beach, California
         Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, CA
COURSE ARCHITECT: PEBBLE BEACH - Jack Neville, Douglas Grant (1919),
         W.Herbert Fowler (1921), Alister MacKenzie (1926),
         Chandler Egan (1929), Ed Conner/Jack Nicklaus (1991),
         Jack Nicklaus (1998)
         SPYGLASS - Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1966)
         MONTEREY PENINSULA - Robert Baldock, Jack Neville (1961),
         Mike Strantz (2004)
        
        
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,816 (Pebble Beach)
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 381 Yds10 - Par 4 446 Yds
2 - Par 5 502 Yds11 - Par 4 380 Yds
3 - Par 4 390 Yds12 - Par 3 202 Yds
4 - Par 4 331 Yds13 - Par 4 399 Yds
5 - Par 3 188 Yds14 - Par 5 573 Yds
6 - Par 5 513 Yds15 - Par 4 397 Yds
7 - Par 3 106 Yds16 - Par 4 403 Yds
8 - Par 4 418 Yds17 - Par 3 178 Yds
9 - Par 4 466 Yds18 - Par 5 543 Yds
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36 3,295 Yds36 3,521 Yds
 
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,953 (Spyglass Hill)
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 5 595 Yds10 - Par 4 407 Yds
2 - Par 4 349 Yds11 - Par 5 528 Yds
3 - Par 3 165 Yds12 - Par 3 178 Yds
4 - Par 4 370 Yds13 - Par 4 460 Yds
5 - Par 3 197 Yds14 - Par 5 560 Yds
6 - Par 4 446 Yds15 - Par 3 130 Yds
7 - Par 5 529 Yds16 - Par 4 476 Yds
8 - Par 4 399 Yds17 - Par 4 325 Yds
9 - Par 4 431 Yds18 - Par 4 408 Yds
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36 3,481 Yds36 3,472 Yds
 
PAR: 70
YARDAGE: 6,838 (Monterey Peninsula)
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 454 Yds10 - Par 5 544 Yds
2 - Par 4 391 Yds11 - Par 3 176 Yds
3 - Par 3 155 Yds12 - Par 5 599 Yds
4 - Par 4 401 Yds13 - Par 4 401 Yds
5 - Par 4 349 Yds14 - Par 3 190 Yds
6 - Par 5 548 Yds15 - Par 4 415 Yds
7 - Par 3 226 Yds16 - Par 4 500 Yds
8 - Par 4 454 Yds17 - Par 4 430 Yds
9 - Par 3 224 Yds18 - Par 4 381 Yds
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34 3,202 Yds36 3,636 Yds
 
Annual:  70th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday/Friday -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - replay,
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 1-2:30 p.m. (et),
  CBS - Saturday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 3-6:30 p.m. (et),
  Golf Channel - Saturday/Sunday -- 9:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - replay
Defending Champion:  Dustin Johnson
Runner-Up:  Mike Weir
Tournament Record:  268 (Mark O'Meara, 1997; Phil Mickelson, 2007)
54-Hole Record:  196 (Phil Mickelson, 2005)
36-Hole Record:  129 (Phil Mickelson, 2005)
Course Records:  62 (Tom Kite, 1983; David Duval, 1997 - Pebble Beach),
  62 (Phil Mickelson, 2005; Luke Donald, 2006 - Spyglass),
Total Purse:  $6,200,000
Shares:  1st Place - $1,116,000; 2nd Place - $669,600; 3rd Place - $421,600
 
2009 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Dustin Johnson #201Kevin Chappell208
Mike Weir205Bill Lunde208
Retief Goosen206Chris Stroud208
Mark Calcavecchia207D.J. Trahan208
Bob Estes207Four players at209

# - Weather-Shortened

 
Past AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009#Dustin Johnson (201) -- Mike Weir
2008*Steve Lowery (278) -- Vijay Singh
2007Phil Mickelson (268) -- Kevin Sutherland
2006Arron Oberholser (271) -- Rory Sabbatini
2005Phil Mickelson (269) -- Mike Weir
2004Vijay Singh (272) -- Jeff Maggert
2003Davis Love III (274) -- Tom Lehman
2002Matt Gogel (274) -- Pat Perez
2001Davis Love III (272) -- Vijay Singh
2000Tiger Woods (273) -- Vijay Singh, Matt Gogel
1999#Payne Stewart (206) -- Frank Lickliter
1998#Phil Mickelson (202) -- Tom Pernice, Jr.
1997Mark O'Meara (268) -- David Duval, Tiger Woods
1996Cancelled due to inclement weather
1995Peter Jacobsen (271) -- David Duval
1994Johnny Miller (281) -- Jeff Maggert, Corey Pavin, Kirk Triplett,
Tom Watson
1993Brett Ogle (276) -- Billy Ray Brown
1992*Mark O'Meara (275) -- Jeff Sluman
1991Paul Azinger (274) -- Brian Claar, Corey Pavin
1990Mark O'Meara (281) -- Kenny Perry
1989Mark O'Meara (277) -- Tom Kite
1988*Steve Jones (280) -- Bob Tway
1987Johnny Miller (278) -- Payne Stewart
1986#Fuzzy Zoeller (205) -- Payne Stewart
1985Mark O'Meara (283) -- Kikuo Arai, Larry Rinker, Curtis Strange
1984*Hale Irwin (278) -- Jim Nelford
1983Tom Kite (276) -- Rex Caldwell, Calvin Peete
1982Jim Simons (274) -- Craig Stadler
1981*#John Cook (209) -- Bobby Clampett, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin,
Barney Thompson
1980George Burns (280) -- Dan Pohl
1979*Lon Hinkle (284) -- Andy Bean, Mark Hayes
1978*Tom Watson (280) -- Ben Crenshaw
1977Tom Watson (273) -- Tony Jacklin
1976Ben Crenshaw (281) -- Mike Morley
1975Gene Littler (280) -- Hubert Green
1974#Johnny Miller (208) -- Grier Jones
1973*Jack Nicklaus (282) -- Ray Floyd, Orville Moody
1972*Jack Nicklaus (284) -- Johnny Miller
1971Tom Shaw (278) -- Arnold Palmer
1970Bert Yancey (278) -- Jack Nicklaus
1969George Archer (283) -- Bob Dickson, Dale Douglass, Howie Johnson
1968*Johnny Pott (285) -- Billy Casper, Bruce Devlin
1967Jack Nicklaus (284) -- Billy Casper
1966Don Massengale (283) -- Arnold Palmer
1965Bruce Crampton (284) -- Tony Lema
1964Tony Lema (284) -- Gay Brewer, Bo Wininger
1963Billy Casper (285) -- Dave Hill, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Art Wall,
Bob Rosburg
1962*Doug Ford (286) -- Joe Campbell
1961Bob Rosburg (282) -- Roberto de Vicenzo, Dave Ragan
1960Ken Venturi (286) -- Julius Boros, Tommy Jacobs
1959Art Wall (279) -- Jimmy Demaret, Gene Littler
1958Billy Casper (277) -- Dave Marr
1957Jay Hebert (213) -- Cary Middlecoff
1956Cary Middlecoff (202) -- Mike Souchak
1955Cary Middlecoff (209) -- Julius Boros, Paul McGuire
1954Dutch Harrison (210) -- Jimmy Demaret
1953Lloyd Mangrum (204) -- Julius Boros
1952Jimmy Demaret (145) -- Art Bell
1951Byron Nelson (209) -- Cary Middlecoff
1950Sam Snead, Jack Burke Jr, Dave Douglas, Smiley Quick (214)
1949Ben Hogan (208) -- Jim Ferrier
1948Lloyd Mangrum (205) -- Stan Leonard
1947Ed Furgol, George Fazio (213)
1946Not Held
1945Not Held
1944Not Held
1943Not Held
1942@John Dawson (133) -- Leland Gibson, Lloyd Mangrum
1941Sam Snead (136) -- Craig Wood
1940Ed Oliver (135) -- Victor Ghezzi
1939Dutch Harrison (138) -- Byron Nelson, Horton Smith
1938Sam Snead (139) -- Jimmy Hines
1937Sam Snead (68) -- George Von Elm

* - Won in Playoff

# - Weather-Shortened

@ - Amateur

Note:Formerly called Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (1964-85), Bing Crosby
National (1959-63), Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship (1956-58), The Bing Crosby Pro-Am Invitational (1953-55) and Bing Crosby Pro-Am (1937-52).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Dustin Johnson------------------------T-7Won
Mike WeirT-7T-8T-52T-3T-42ndT-3mcT-142nd
Retief Goosen---------------------------3rd
Bob Estes---------------------------T-4
D.J. Trahan---------------T-30mcmcT-61T-6
Sean O'Hair---------------T-26mcmc---T-10
Matt Kuchar---mcT-39mcT-48T-43mcT-6T-34T-14
Charley Hoffman------------------T-64T-50mcT-14
Davis Love IIIT-20WonmcWonmcT-9T-33T-4T-24T-22
Nick Watney------------mcT-657thT-42T-58T-22
Tim Clark---wd---T-10---T-4T-12---mcT-22
Steve Lowerymc---------T-69---T-42---WonT-33
John Mallinger---------------------3rdT-3T-33
Jim FurykT-18---T-30T-5---T-39T-27T-6T-14T-33
Pat Perez------2ndT-47mc---T-14T-57T-24T-39
J.B. Holmes---------------------T-16T-61T-55
Phil MickelsonT-61T-3mc64th3rdWonT-38WonmcT-55
J.J. Henry---mc------T-41mcT-68mcmcT-55
K.J. ChoimcT-27mcT-55T-4T-16---T-65---T-55
Hunter Mahan------------mcT-39T-14T-16mcT-69
Vijay SinghT-22ndT-8T-28WonmcT-7T-112ndmc
Corey PavinmcT-43T-52mcT-10mcmcT-6T-3mc
Padraig Harrington---------------------T-30T-14mc
Kevin Na------------T-69---------T-43mc
Brandt Snedeker---------------------T-36T-58mc
Paul GoydosmcmcT-8T-13---T-4mcT-30mcmc
Luke Donald------mc---T-17T-11T-7mc------
Sergio GarciaT-35T-59------------------------
Ryo Ishikawa------------------------------
Adam Scott------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Ernie Els
Darkhorse - Marc Leishman
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Robert Allenby) - Finished tied for 27th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Alex Prugh) - Finished tied for 10th
 
NOTES:One of the most storied events on the PGA Tour outside of the majors
takes place this week, as the players remain in California for the fourth straight week, with the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Three of the top-10 players in the world are expected to compete this week - world No. 3 and three-time champion Phil Mickelson, world No. 5 Jim Furyk and world No. 10 Padraig Harrington. The purse increased $100,000 from last year to $6.2 million, with the winner receiving $1,116,000. This year marks the 25th anniversary of AT&T's title sponsorship of this tournament, which is the second longest-running relationship on the PGA Tour. Only Honda's sponsorship of the Honda Classic has been longer

Pebble Beach will also host the 2010 U.S. Open in June. Only Pebble Beach, Riviera Country Club, Harbour Town Golf Links and Torrey Pines' South Course have played host to two events in one year. This will be the seventh time that Pebble Beach has hosted two events. Riviera has done it twice, while Harbour Town and Torrey Pines have done it once.

Last year, Dustin Johnson earned the victory without hitting a shot over the last two days. Johnson shot a five-under 67 in Saturday's third round to vault into the lead. He finished at 15-under 201 and won by four strokes over former Masters champion Mike Weir. The victory was Johnson's second PGA Tour win. He also titled at the 2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship.

On Sunday, there were six hours worth of delays in an attempt to play 72 holes of golf. Play was finally called and the tournament was scheduled for a Monday finish, but that became impossible. The start of Monday's final round was pushed back an hour, but was eventually called. Heavy rain pelted Pebble Beach and four greens were determined to be unplayable. The forecast called for rain all throughout Monday, so the tournament was shortened to 54 holes with the third-round results considered final. This marked the sixth time this tournament was shortened due to bad weather and the first since the late Payne Stewart won in 1999. The event was also canceled in 1996 due to bad weather. The last time a PGA Tour event was shortened for weather reasons was the 2005 BellSouth Classic, won by Mickelson.

In 2008, Steve Lowery defeated Vijay Singh in a playoff at this event, making a birdie on the first extra hole for his third PGA Tour win and first in more than seven years. The win was Lowery's first since the 2000 Southern Farm Bureau Classic. Lowery became the ninth player over the age of 40 to win this event, joining Jimmy Demaret (1952), E.J. Harrison (1954), Gene Littler (1975), Johnny Miller (1994), Peter Jacobsen (1995), Mark O'Meara (1997), Payne Stewart (1999) and Singh (2004). Lowery was the oldest at 47-years-old.

In 2007, Mickelson overcame an early double-bogey and fired a six-under 66 in the final round, stretching his one-shot, third-round lead into a five-stroke victory over Kevin Sutherland. It was his third win at Pebble Beach, having previously won in 1998 and 2005. Mickelson finished at 20-under-par 268 and claimed his 30th PGA Tour win. He tied O'Meara's 1997 tournament scoring record and also matched the record for winning margin. His five-stroke win tied the tournament mark held by Lloyd Mangrum (1948), Cary Middlecoff (1956), Jack Nicklaus (1967), Fuzzy Zoeller (1986) and Arron Oberholser (2006).

Mickelson is the all-time money leader with $3,082,857 in career earnings. Singh is second at $2,907,415 and Davis Love III is third at $2,417,979.

In 2006, Oberholser opened with rounds of 65-68-66 to earn his first PGA Tour victory. Oberholser only managed a final-round, even-par 72 to finish at 17- under-par 271, but it was good for a five-shot win over Rory Sabbatini. Oberholser became the fifth player since 1970 to win his first PGA Tour event at Pebble Beach. The other players were: John Cook (1981), Steve Jones (1988), Brett Ogle (1993) and Matt Gogel (2002).

In 2005, Mickelson posted a course-record, 10-under par 62 at Spyglass Hill in the first round and cruised to a four-stroke win over Mike Weir for his second Pebble Beach title. Mickelson's 62 at Spyglass broke the previous record of 64 held by Dan Forsman (1993), Lowery (1995) and David Berganio, Jr. (2001). Luke Donald tied Mickelson's course record in 2006 in the first round. Mickelson ended the 2005 tournament at 19-under-par 269 and became the first player to win this event in its 72-hole format in wire-to-wire fashion. Mickelson set new 36- and 54-hole scoring records. It was Mickelson's first wire-to-wire win of his career. He also won for the second consecutive week for the first time in his career, as he won the FBR Open the week before. Mickelson became the fourth three-time winner of this event, joining Nicklaus (1967, 72-73), Miller (1974, 87, 94), and O'Meara (1985, 89-90, 92, 97).

Players compete with amateurs for the first three rounds. The cut will be made following the third round with the low 60 players and ties and the top-25 teams. Professionals placing 61st to 70th and ties will receive official prize money normally distributed to those places.

Pebble Beach is the host course, as the final round will be contested on its famed links. All three courses will be used during the first three rounds. Spyglass Hill was originally known as Pebble Beach Pines Golf Club. Credit for the present name goes to Samuel F.B. Morse, who was enthralled with the legend that Robert Louis Stevenson received inspiration for his Treasure Island classic while visiting the Monterey Peninsula. Each hole is named from Stevenson's classic fantasy. Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore course rejoins the rotation of courses this year, replacing Poppy Hills Golf Club. The Shore course was previously part of the tournament in 1965-66 and 1977.

Some of the celebrities in this year's field are: Chris Berman, Michael Bolton, Tom Brady, Brandi Chastain, Don Cheadle, Josh Duhamel, Kenny G, Andy Garcia, Vince Gill, Huey Lewis, George Lopez, Bill Murray, Chris O'Donnell, John O'Hurley, Ray Romano, Tony Romo and Kelly Slater.

This event was made famous by legendary crooner and actor Bing Crosby, whose tournament was known as the "Clambake." Winners of this event read like a who's who, as past champions include Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Nicklaus, Miller, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Zoeller, Mickelson, Stewart, Tiger Woods and Singh. However, none of those players can hold a candle to O'Meara at this event. The two-time major championship winner has titled here an amazing five times and has eight top-10s and 12 top-25 finishes at this tournament. O'Meara was the last player to win this event two straight years when he captured the titles in 1988-89. He is playing this year for the first time since 2006.

The PGA Tour travels to Arizona next week for the World Golf Championships- Accenture Match Play Championship, where Geoff Ogilvy will defend his title. The rest of the PGA Tour will be in Mexico for the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun, where Mark Wilson won last year.

02/09 14:33:23 ET

As of February 9, 2010, at 02:33 PM ET