Highlights, Results and Memorable Moments of the 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
1st Event (2-7-17): 7th Annual Chevron Shootout
The $100,000 charity competition turned into a special putting contest indoors at The Lodge due to weather conditions. Teams competed for $20,000 per a hole to go to designated charity.
Teams consisted of: golf pro D.A. Points & surfing legend Kelly Slater; pro golfer Dustin Johnson and hockey great Wayne Gretzky; golf pro Vaughn Taylor & Giants pitcher Matt Cain; golf pro Jimmy Walker and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald; Chevron CEO John Watson & Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Hole winning results followed by team standings earnings:
No. 1. Hole was halved team totals of 3 putts: Carryover
No. 2. Team Johnson-Gretzky won with total of 3 putts: $40,000
No. 3. Team Johnson-Gretzky won with total of 3 putts: $20,000
No. 4. Team Walker-Fitzgerald won with total of 3 putts: $20,000
No. 5. Team Points-Slater won with a total of 3 putts: $20,000
Team Dustin Johnson-Wayne Gretzky: $60,000
Team Jimmy Walker-Larry Fitzgerald: $20,000
Team D.A. Points-Kelly Slater: $20,000
2nd Event (2-8-17): 3M Celebrity Challenge
Celebrity teams play alternate-shot format for five holes (1, 2, 3, 17 and 18), with $10,000 going to each player’s charity (total of $20,000 per hole). See hole-by-hole results below:
No. 1. Team Alfonso Ribeiro-Clay Walker win hole with par 4: $20,000
No. 2. Team Andy Garcia-Kelly Rohrbach win hole with par 5: $20,000
No. 3. Team Huey Lewis-Larry The Cable Guy win hole with birdie 3: $20,000
No. 17. Hole halved with par 3s: Carryover
No. 18. Team Josh Duhamel-Kunal Nayyar: $40,000
The competition also showcased the 3rd annual Eastwood-Murry Cup, won by Team Murray, for winning the most holes, 3-2. See charity earnings below:
Team Eastwood: $40,000
Team Eastwood Members: Huey Lewis, Larry the Cable Guy, Toby Keith, Kenny G, Clay Walker and Alfonso Ribeiro)
Team Murray: $60,000
Team Murray Members: Bill Murray, Gary Mule Deer, Andy Garcia, Kelly Rohrbach, Kunal Nayyar and Josh Duhamel
Main Event (9th -12th): AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament
After four days (four rounds) of golf, the winner of this year’s 2017 AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tournament is none other than 23 year old, Jordan Spieth. Spieth closed with a 2-under 70 for a four-shot victory over former U.S. Amateur champion and close friend, Kelly Kraft. This was Spieth’s first 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour since the Masters.
Going into the final round on Sunday, you’d think there’d be some excitement and a lot of drama, but with Spieth having a six-shot lead, there was little doubt on the outcome making it for some pretty boring golf. “Played a lot of boring golf today,” “which was exactly what we needed.”
This was Spieth’s ninth PGA Tour win making him the first player since Woods with that many victories before turning 24. Woods won 15 times. Equally impressive is that Spieth won for the fifth time by at least three shots.
Shot of the Day by Spieth
For Spieth, the shot of the day came on the eighth hole. Facing a 210-yard shot over the ocean and into the breeze of the toughest greens at Pebble, the ball landed just 20 feet from the cup for another routine par. It was perfect!
“I was very, very excited once that ball landed on the green,” Spieth said. “That was really avoiding a big number there. That could have been a double or triple very, very easily, if that doesn’t come out the right way. So that was the shot of the day for me.”
Round of the day
Gary Woodland made a big move Sunday after carding 10 birdies on one of the most scenic courses in the world. Woodland notched seven birdies in a 10-hole stretch from Nos. 5-14, and then added two more over his final three holes. It led to a 7-under 65 and allowed Woodland to jump into a tie for fifth, his third top-6 finish of the young season.
Snedeker appeared ready to put some heat on Spieth, but for the second time in the last three weeks he failed to muster a back-nine charge. Snedeker birdied three of his first six holes but dropped a shot on No. 9 and then closed with nine straight pars to shoot a 2-under 70 that left him alone in fourth.
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