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Guide to the 2019 Pebble Beach Pro Am

A look at the US PGA Tour's Pebble Beach Pro Am in California, including format, big names and Australian players.

Guide to the 2019 Pebble Beach Pro Am

A look at the US PGA Tour's Pebble Beach Pro Am in California, including format, big names and Australian players.

JASON DAY of Australia plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
JASON DAY of Australia plays a shot from a bunker on the second hole during the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Picture:Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

PEBBLE BEACH PRO AM FORMAT AND CELEBRITIES

What is it? The Pebble Beach Pro Am has 156 professionals play an official US PGA Tour tournament concurrently to a teams event with 156 amateur partners. Each group has two professionals and two amateurs.


Location: The event is played across three courses - US Open rotational venue Pebble Beach Golf Links, as well as Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Format: On the first three days, two-man teams play a best ball format. A 54-hole cut is made and the final round is played at Pebble Beach.

Notoriety: The Pebble Beach Pro Am has developed worldwide fame due to its high volume of celebrities. This year, amateur contestants include surfing great Kelly Slater, NFL star Aaron Rodgers as well as comedian Ray Romano.

Big names in the field: Jason Day, two-time winner Dustin Johnson, 2017 champion Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott.

Australian contingent: Day, Scott, Cam Davis, Matt Jones, Aaron Baddeley, Rod Pampling, John Senden, Curtis Luck and Ryan Ruffels.

Purse: $US7.6 million (professional winner receives $US1.37 million).

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