AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Pebble Beach Golf Links}
Every year, during (the usually cold and rainy month of) February, the world-renowned travel destination (Pebble Beach, California) becomes a bustling mecca of incredible golf, celebrity sightings, and all-around fun for thousands of sports and entertainment enthusiasts.
Detroits Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Detroit Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander}
This year, spectators attending the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament are in for a treat, since the weather is cooperating, by providing abundant sunshine and moderate temperatures, creating a picture-perfect backdrop for this highly-anticipated, nationally-televised week-long sporting event.
San Francisco Giants Pitcher Ryan Vogelson at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{San Francisco Giants Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong}
When it first began in 1937, “the tournament now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am started out in Rancho Sante Fe, California when Bing Crosby invited some friends to play golf, enjoy a clambake and a raise a little money for charity.” [Source: AT&T Pro-Am].
Actors Bill Murray and Josh Duhamel with Singer Huey Lewis at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Actors Bill Murray and Josh Duhamel with Musician Huey Lewis}
Over the decades, the tournament has proudly featured the world’s top professional golfers (including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Nick Watney, and many more), in addition to a plethora of famous celebrities, ranging from Grammy-winning musicians (such as Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum) to leading movie stars (like Josh Duhamel and Andy Garcia), television actors (including Ray Romano and George Lopez), and sports stars (like San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain, Pro Tennis Player Andy Roddick, and Pro Surfer Kelly Slater).

 

Country Music Singer Clay Walker at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Country Music Singer Clay Walker}
The AT&T Pro-Am Tournament is a week-long event (including 3 practice days and 4 official tournament days), and is played on three courses located within the prestigious Pebble Beach gates, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club.
Actor Josh Duhamel at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Actor Josh Duhamel}
In addition to being a tourist-draw and revenue-generator for the entire area of the Monterey Peninsula, the AT&T National Pro-Am Golf Tournament acts as a charitable fundraiser for numerous non-profit organizations. “Hosted by Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Birdies For Charity is a fundraising program that has helped Northern California charities raise over $1,200,000 in the program’s five year history.”
Musician Charles Kelley (of the band Lady Antebellum) at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Musician Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum}
Actor and Comedian Ray Romano at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Actor and Comedian Ray Romano}
In addition to the regular tournament, there are special attractions that draw crowds by the thousands, including the Chevron Shoot Out (featuring the San Francisco 49ers versus the San Francisco Giants) and the 3M Celebrity Shoot Out (including a long list of top celebrities).
Actor Andy Garcia at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Actor Andy Garcia}
Singer Darius Rucker at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
{Singer Darius Rucker}

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