The West Coast swing of the PGA Tour starts this week with The American Express in the California Desert at three courses in La Quinta.
The week after the Super Bowl, the sports world turns its attention to the Monterey Peninsula and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The tournament pairs pros and celebrities for the first three rounds at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course. It runs Feb. 3-9 with the final round played along the Pacific Ocean at Pebble Beach.
ACES Golf has partnered with the Monterey Peninsula Foundation to offer four any day tickets to the star-studded annual tournament. To enter to win, sign up to receive our ACES email that highlights the robust content on our website. The winner will be randomly drawn and notified by Jan. 28.
The AT&T, for 60 years, has been a tradition on the Monterey Peninsula. Its roots date back to famed singer/actor Bing Crosby who brought his celebrity friends together with the touring pros for the “Crosby Clambake.” It’s the only celebrity pro-am now played on the PGA Tour (The American Express, back when it was hosted by legendary entertainer Bob Hope (an avid golfer like Crosby) had a similar format except it was the only five-round event.
After this week’s La Quinta event, with the final staged on the Pete Dye designed PGA West Stadium Course, the tour moves out to the Pacific Coast at Torrey Pines outside of San Diego for Farmers Insurance Open. Then, it’s off to Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open that concludes on Super Bowl Sunday.