2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Kicks Off with Justin Rose in Lead

The 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is underway and professional golfers, celebrities, professional athletes, and corporate executives have all gathered for the 74th installment of this iconic tournament.

The event began on Thursday and will run until Monday for a four-day long tournament that will be held across three courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Justin Rose holds the lead halfway through his final round, with a two-shot advantage over the rest of the field.[0] The iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links course, which has been part of the Pro-Am rotation since 1947, is the second-shortest course on the PGA Tour and is heavily bunkered.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his professional partner Ben Silverman won the amateur competition at the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by one shot at 26 under.[1]

Play in Round 3 was halted on Saturday at 12:12 p.m. at MPCC, then at 12:20 at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hills, and it never resumed due to strong winds.[2] Round 3 will recommence on Sunday morning at 8 o[2] PT and, if no additional delays occur, the final round will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.[2] PT on Sunday.[3] However, up to a half-inch of rain is in the forecast for Sunday and a Monday finish will be required if there are any delays.[2]

Some of the golfing legends that have won at Pebble Beach include Phil Mickelson (1998, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2019), Mark O'Meara (1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1997), Sam Snead (1937, 1938, 1941, 1950), Jack Nicklaus (1967, 1972, 1973), Johnny Miller (1974, 1987, 1994), and Tom Watson (1977, 1978).[4] Four players have also won both an AT&T and a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach – Nicklaus, Watson, Tom Kite, and Tiger Woods.[3]

Erik van Rooyen is one to watch this week, as he is riding a hot hand coming off of a sixth-place finish at the American Express. He is fifth in strokes gained on approach and eighth in strokes gained tee to green over his last 36 rounds.[5]

0. “2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am leaderboard: Live updates, full coverage, golf scores in Rounds 3-4 on Sunday” CBS Sports, 6 Feb. 2023, https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/2023-at-t-pebble-beach-pro-am-leaderboard-live-updates-full-coverage-golf-scores-in-rounds-3-4-on-sunday/live/

1. “What you missed from a busy Sunday at the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am” Yahoo Entertainment, 6 Feb. 2023, https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/missed-busy-sunday-2023-t-020030053.html

2. “Heavy winds suspended play Saturday at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Monday finish likely” Golf Channel, 4 Feb. 2023, https://www.golfchannel.com/news/heavy-winds-suspended-play-saturday-att-pebble-beach-pro-am-monday-finish-likely

3. “Best bets for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am” VSiN, 31 Jan. 2023, https://www.vsin.com/golf/best-bets-for-the-att-pebble-beach-pro-am/

4. “How Much Does It Cost to Play Pebble Beach?” Sportscasting, 2 Feb. 2023, https://www.sportscasting.com/how-much-does-cost-play-pebble-beach

5. “2023 Pebble Beach Pro-Am odds, picks, sleepers: Picking Matt Fitzpatrick and Maverick McNealy” The Athletic, 1 Feb. 2023, https://theathletic.com/4146150/2023/02/01/pebble-beach-odds-picks-sleepers