AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners And Tournament History

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners and Tournament History

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The tournament currently known as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has been a fixture on tour since it began in 1937 as the National Pro-Amateur Golf Championship. The Pro Am was founded and hosted by crooner Bing Crosby, who thought it would be a nice idea to pair some skilled amateurs with the pros where were on the West Coast leg of their traveling road show. For the first tournament, Bing donated $3,000 for the purse, of which the winner, Sam Snead took home $700. Snead reportedly asked for cash.

Crosby’s Clambake, as the event came to be known, was interrupted for World War II but returned in 1947 on the Monterey Peninsula at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. The change of venue was the work of Monterey civic leaders, who thought the event would help boost tourism. Crosby was named an honorary police chief for the event.

Bing’s star power, and the Hollywood crowd that gravitated to the tournament turned it into a media event. The Crosby Clambake was broadcast on television for the first time in 1958, making it one of the longest running sports events on television. (More photos of Bing Crosby At The Pebble Beach Pro-Am)

The importance of the Clambake to the popularization of golf cannot be understated. Bing was a music superstar, and in 1948 it was estimated that half of all radio airtime was dedicated to his music. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he was routinely listed in polls as the man most admired. He won an Academy Award in 1948 for his role in Going My Way, and has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That fame, and his great interest made him at least as responsible as Arnold Palmer and President Eisenhower for the game’s growth.

Unlike his pal Bob Hope, Bing was no hacker on the links. He sported a 2 handicap and competed in both the British and US Amateurs. He won the Bob Jones Award in 1978 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Bing died, appropriately, on a golf course in Spain in 1977.

In 1959, the event became known as the Bing Crosby National Pro Am, and remained so until 1985. Spyglass Hill entered the rotation in 1967, replacing the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Cypress Point was dropped in 1991 for its failure to accept a black member, and was replaced by the Poppy Hills Golf Course. This year (2010), Monterey Peninsula Country Club will replace Poppy Hills.

In spite of being in California, the tournament has been famous for its bad weather. Rain, fog, and even snow (1962) have delayed, shortened or even cancelled the event (1996). In 1998, the final round actually was held in August. Crosby once quipped “Where else can you have the greatest golfers play on the greatest courses in the worst conditions?” The tournament also takes some heat for its six hour rounds.

In 1986, AT&T became the event’s title sponsor, and Bing’s widow withdrew his name from the event.

The Crosby Clambake is one of just three Pro-Ams on the Tour, and the only one where amateurs play on the final day. The format consists of two man teams—one professional and one amateur. Each of the first three days, the teams play on a different course. On the final day, the professionals and pro-am teams making the 54 hole cut play at Pebble Beach. The individual cut is the low 60 players, plus ties. However, players between 61st and 70th (and ties) will receive both official money and FedEx Cup points, as the cut for this tournament ensures the field is smaller than a standard tournament cut of 70. On the Pro-Am side, the low 25 teams, plus ties make the cut.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2021 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am will be played without the amateurs.

The list of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners is a slice of golf history: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Payne Stewart, Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Billy Casper, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and more.

Past AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners are on the table below

YearPlayerScoreTo parMargin To Par
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners
2021Daniel Berger270-182 strokes
2020Nick Taylor268-194 strokes
2019Phil Mickelson (5)268-193 strokes
2018Ted Potter, Jr.270-173 strokes
2017Jordan Spieth268-194 strokes
2016Vaughn Taylor270-171 stroke
2015Brand Snedeker265-223 strokes
2014Jimmy Walker276-111 stroke
2013Brandt Snedeker267-192 strokes
2012Phil Mickelson269-172 strokes
2011D.A. Points271-152 strokes
2010Dustin Johnson270-161 stroke
2009Dustin Johnson201-154 strokes
2008Steve Lowery278 PO-10Playoff
2007Phil Mickelson268-205 strokes
2006Arron Oberholser271-175 strokes
2005Phil Mickelson269-194 strokes
2004Vijay Singh272-163 strokes
2003Davis Love III274-141 stroke
2002Matt Gogel274-143 strokes
2001Davis Love III272-161 stroke
2000Tiger Woods273-152 strokes
1999Payne Stewart206-101 stroke
1998Phil Mickelson202-141 stroke
1997Mark O’Meara268-201 stroke
1996Cancelled – Weather
1995Peter Jacobsen271-172 strokes
1994Johnny Miller281-71 stroke
1993Brett Ogle276-123 strokes
1992Mark O’Meara275PO-13Playoff
1991Paul Azinger274-144 strokes
1990Mark O’Meara281-72 strokes
1989Mark O’Meara277-111 stroke
1988Steve Jones280PO-8Playoff
1987Johnny Miller278-101 stroke
1986Fuzzy Zoeller205-115 strokes
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
1985Mark O’Meara283-51 stroke
1984Hale Irwin278 PO-10Playoff
1983Tom Kite276-122 strokes
1982Jim Simons274-142 strokes
1981John Cook209-7Playoff
1980George Burns280-81 stroke
1979Lon Hinkle284 PO-4Playoff
1978Tom Watson280 PO-8Playoff
1977Tom Watson273-141 stroke
1976Ben Crenshaw281-72 strokes
1975Gene Littler280-84 strokes
1974Johnny Miller208-84 strokes
1973Jack Nicklaus282 PO-6Playoff
1972Jack Nicklaus284 PO-4Playoff
1971Tom Shaw278-102 strokes
1970Bert Yancey278-101 stroke
1969George Archer283-51 stroke
1968Johnny Pott285 PO-3Playoff
1967Jack Nicklaus284-45
1966Don Massengale283-41 stroke
1965Bruce Crampton284-33 strokes
1964Tony Lema284-43 strokes
1963Billy Casper285-31 stroke
1962Doug Ford286 PO-2Playoff
1961Bob Rosburg282-61 stroke
1960Ken Venturi286-23 strokes
1959Art Wall, Jr.279-92 strokes
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1958Billy Casper277-114 strokes
1957Jay Hebert213-32 strokes
1956Cary Middlecoff202-145 strokes
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
1955Cary Middlecoff209-74 strokes
1954E.J. Harrison210-61 stroke
1953Lloyd Mangrum204-124 strokes
Bing Crosby Pro-Am
1952Jimmy Demaret145+12 strokes
1951Byron Nelson209-73 strokes
1950Jack Burke Jr
Dave Douglas
Smiley Quick
Sam Snead
214-2
1949Ben Hogan208-82 strokes
1948Lloyd Mangrum205-105 strokes
1947George Fazio
Ed Furgol
213 
1943-46WWII
1942John Dawson (am)133-113 strokes
1941Sam Snead136-81stroke
1940Ed Oliver135-93 strokes
1939E.J. Harrison138 1 stroke
1938Sam Snead139-52 strokes
1937Sam Snead68-44 strokes
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3 thoughts on “AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Winners And Tournament History”

  1. You would have to think Phil Mickelson is a great chance to win again after last weekends victory.

    He has won this event 4 times and no reason to suggest he won’t make it number 5.

    Reply
  2. Yes you’re right, the competition is so tough these days there is always someone else that comes through and claims victory.

    I’m sure Phil will be thereabouts in the mix though.

    Reply

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