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2014 Pebble Beach Pro-Am Discussion Thread

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Maybe a dumb question here. At the Pebble Beach Pro/Am do the celebrities play all four days? Sunday?

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Yes.

Not all of them ... only the ones whose team makes the cut.  Jack Lemmon famously never made the cut in about 9000 tries.

Or did he finally make it at the end there??

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There are a couple of things going on. Some celebrities may only play in the Wednesday Celebrity challenge (its rare to just play that, but it does happen). Its played on 1, 2, 3, 17, and 18,  with a hole in one challenge on 17. Most play in that and the tournament, which is like any other pro-am where the amateurs have to make the cut. There is a 54 hole cut on Saturday that brings it down to 60 pros and 25 amateurs for Sunday. There are also random amateurs (non celebrities) just like any other pro-am.

Cannot make it out today, but will hopefully make it out the next few days if I can get out of the office!

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Cool that Peyton will be there. Hopefully he plays better than he did last Sunday!

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This is going to be my first time seeing the pros live, and the first time seeing Pebble other than from behind the green on 18 watching people play in. I'll get to be there for a practice round tomorrow and also Friday's round. I can't wait!

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does anyone know where to find what pro is paired with what celebrity?
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Tee times should be released sometime tomorrow with pairings and courses.

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Tee times are up - http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/at-t-pebble-beach-national-pro-am/tee-times.html

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This is going to be my first time seeing the pros live, and the first time seeing Pebble other than from behind the green on 18 watching people play in. I'll get to be there for a practice round tomorrow and also Friday's round. I can't wait!

Awesome. Have a great time. You'll love it!

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What a day and what an event. I was able to get to PB at about 7:30 this morning, and walked all 18 at both PB and Spyglass, seeing both for the first time. I don't think my jaw came off of the ground until I was back on a shuttle home. So beautiful. The course conditions look incredible, though we are in for some wet weather this week/weekend in the Monterey Peninsula.

At Spyglass, I caught up to Dustin Johnson playing with the future-dad-in-law. There was NO ONE at Spyglass, as most people had made their way to Pebble for the 3M Celeb Challenge. But with this group, there were 20-30 following, 95% were following with 10 Gretzky jerseys each. DJ was going hole-to-hole with no one even looking at him, and Gretzky was signing autographs at every hole. Wonder if that had anything to do with them only playing 9.....

Another highlight was getting to chat with Mark Wilson and Doug LaBelle as I followed their group (including Aaron Badds) to finish up. Both were so nice and happy to talk--really hope they do well. LaBelle particularly seems like the nicest dude ever.

I'll be back on Friday, and hope to catch Phil and Jason Day at Pebble. I'm throwing in a few favorite photos and videos in the next post!!

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Excellent stuff uno.  Thanks.  Baddeley has a great record around here for a guy that rarely finds the fairway.  Must say something about the course set-up!

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This is going to be my first time seeing the pros live, and the first time seeing Pebble other than from behind the green on 18 watching people play in. I'll get to be there for a practice round tomorrow and also Friday's round. I can't wait!


Thanks for posting your photos and hope you have a great time, even with the fowl weather.

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Here is the link to the Pro-Am leaderboard

http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/at-t-pebble-beach-national-pro-am/amateur-leaderboard.html

Gretzky must be playing great (or sandbagging with his future son-in-law).

Hopefully they get all the rounds completed, as it is much more of a logistics issue playing over 3 courses and having to finish a round on one, then making it to the next course for your tee time.

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Cool to see Andrew Loupe at the top of the leaderboard (for now at least). We played against each other growing up in junior tournaments and were both at LSU at the same time. Hopefully he can string 3 more good rounds together and get a solid finish.

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