This is Ray Mashaeki thinking about golf. It’s the best time of year for golf enthusiasts on the Monterey Peninsula. AT&T Pebble Beach His Pro-Am returns this weekend, with professional and amateur players flocking to his three famous and picturesque courses in the area.
In recent years, thanks to a split between the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf, the number of pros competing at Pebble Beach has been diluted, with celebrities like former Pro-Am winners Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson competing. stealing participants. (For more details, see his package of golf covers in this week’s issue Thursday.)
But at the end of the day, Pro-Am was and still is about celebrities. True to its origins as “Bing Crosby Clambake,” the tournament sees Hollywood celebrities travel north, bring their A-game, and raise millions of dollars for charity while having fun.
Who are the Hollywood stars walking the course this year? Caddyshack legend Bill Murray will make an appearance as usual, while acclaimed comedians Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Ray Romano, Michael Peña and Fresh from Bel-Air will join the cast.・Alfonso Ribeiro, famous for Prince, will also appear.
The music industry is also home to both favorite ’90s frontmen (Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish, Pat Monaghan of Train), modern country singers (Charles Kelly, Eric Church) and acclaimed rappers. will be well represented with respect to (Schoolboy Q) and to a lesser extent (Macklemore). Why are there so many musicians? We can prepare for that in Thursday’s edition as well.
But it’s really jocks who go all out for pro-ams. His 10 current and former athletes are on the field, including his four NFL quarterbacks Steve Young, Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen. After the Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the playoffs just weeks ago, Allen withdrew from this weekend’s NFL Pro Bowl to rest his sore elbow. this weekend.
But there is one celebrity most welcomed by both tournament organizers and players to defy all these categories and make a recurring appearance at Pro-Am. Renowned chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller (Napa Valley landmark, The French Laundry) is back with his once-a-year cooking demonstration on the PGA Tour, a favorite among his players and their spouses. When he spoke with John last week, Steve, his CEO of pro-am organizer Monterey Peninsula Foundation, he said: [the Pro-Am] However, their wives dissuaded them from doing so.
Some of the world’s best professional golfers and famous celebrities, as well as iconic courses set against stunning and dramatic natural landscapes. It is the same scenery as Monterey. County residents, we are lucky to have our own backyard all year round.