Pandemic will give event a different feel

PEBBLE Seaside — The celebration of the 75th anniversary of the AT&T Pebble Beach front Professional-Am was not meant to be held without spectators. But unprecedented situations have called for unparalleled measures.

a man riding a wave on a surfboard in the water: There will be more solitary scenes, like this one from 2020, at this year's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as spectators won't be allowed. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

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There will be additional solitary scenes, like this a single from 2020, at this year’s AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am as spectators will not be permitted. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Team)

Oh, the audio of golf equipment putting golf balls will nevertheless be read this 7 days as the PGA Tour tournament officially tees off Thursday at 8 a.m. at Pebble Beach Golf Back links and Spyglass Hill Golf Study course. But for the hundreds of fans who each year arrive from all about the environment to attend this week-extended spectacle, there will be no wandering the golf cart paths of the Monterey Peninsula’s environment-renown golfing classes or eavesdropping on conversations amongst PGA professionals and superstars.

COVID-19 basic safety steps in the state of California and Monterey County will retain spectators from attending this year’s glamour function as the pandemic continues to alter existence.

a blue sign sitting in the grass: A sign giving directions to the PGA Tour’s COVID testing site in Pebble Beach. (David Kellogg — Monterey Herald)

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A indicator supplying instructions to the PGA Tour’s COVID testing web page in Pebble Seashore. (David Kellogg — Monterey Herald)

No PGA Tour tournaments in California have been authorized to have spectators considering that the resumption of the tour, following a momentary shutdown in March mainly because of the pandemic.

“It was not the selection we desired to make,” reported Steve John, the Monterey Peninsula Basis CEO and tournament director, previously this thirty day period. “Yet, we all agreed this was the proper detail to do.”

Though the Pebble Seaside Lodge will reopen this 7 days, people who keep there will only have entry to the celebration from their resort rooms, as no 1 without having a credential will be authorized on the study course.

Golfing fans can nevertheless observe the match as the GolfChannel and CBS will demonstrate the function stay throughout the week.

Still, you can overlook any hope of catching a glimpse of some of your favourite actors, singers or athletes from other athletics cruising around the Peninsula.

a motorcycle parked in a parking lot: Golf carts stand at the ready for this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. (David Kellogg — Monterey Herald)

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Golfing carts stand at the prepared for this week’s AT&T Pebble Seashore Pro-Am. (David Kellogg — Monterey Herald)

A number of modifications have been created for this year’s tournament, with the most significant becoming the elimination of novice players in the area. That implies you won’t be seeing Invoice Murray, Ray Romano or Aaron Rodgers having their hacks right along with the PGA execs. That will go away 156 professionals on the links, paired into teams of four.

The celebration trimmed its programs from a few to just Pebble Seashore and Spyglass Hill and moved the cutdown date to Friday rather of Saturday. Just 65 golfers will participate in the last 36 holes.

“We will certainly miss observing the actors, musicians, athletes and other amateur contributors that make the celebration so specific,” John stated.

All a few special situations that usually provide as a tease to the most important occasion main up to Thursday have also been wiped out by the pandemic, like the Chevron Shoot-Out, which has ordinarily kicked items off on Tuesday right before the match.

However, John was in a position to produce a unique charitable occasion for Wednesday, that will elevate $1.6 million for charities, termed the “Every Shot Counts Celeb Obstacle.”

Bill Murray will pair up with 2020 newbie champion and Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald to variety just one of three teams in the Whiskey Operate at Pebble Beach, which employs holes 1, 2, 3, 17 and 18.

“Big Tiny Lies” actor Kathryn Newton and 2015 Miss out on The usa Kira K Dixon will be 1 group, whilst rap singer Macklemore and “America’s Funniest House Video” host Alfonso Ribeiro will be paired collectively.

No spectators will be allowed on system for the occasion, on the other hand, it will be shown reside on the GolfChannel, teeing off at 3 p.m.

The PGA lineup stays elite as 9 of the past 11 AT&T Pro-Am winners fill out the subject, such as defending champion Nick Taylor, who led from wire-to-wire to turn out to be the very first Canadian to win the occasion.

Runner-up Kevin Steelman, who received the Professional-Am portion final year with Fitzgerald, is also returning alongside with 5-time winner Phil Mickelson and 2021 American Convey event winner Kim Si-woo.

“Players have a great emotion about this place,” John explained. “We have a potent past champions list. Look at the players that have gained about the last four many years.”

The tournament will be broadcast on CBS, the Golfing Channel, PGA Tour Reside, DirecTV’s PGA Tour Knowledge and PGA Tour Radio.

Event details

  • Because of to COVID-19 restrictions, spectators will not be permitted

The place

  • Pebble Seashore Golfing One-way links and Spyglass Hill Golfing Training course


  • 156 professionals playing in foursomes. The discipline will be slice to 65 right after the second round.


  • Thursday-Friday 8 a.m. Pebble Beach and Spyglass
  • Saturday 8 a.m. Pebble Beach front
  • Sunday 8:30 a.m. Pebble Beach


  • GolfChannel (Wednesday 3 p.m. Thursday-Friday noon-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-midday)
  • CBS (Saturday noon-3 p.m., Sunday midday-3:30 p.m.)
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