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Thursday, February 6, 2014

At the ATT Pro-Am Tournament in Pebble Beach

17th Green at Pebble from our vantage in United Fairway Club
After virtually no rain in California for the last year, it was on the day I had tickets for the Clambake that the skies finally opened up. Can't complain though. We need it.
Rain comes to Monterey Peninsula, delays AT&T Pro-Am
Monterey Herald
What locals still like to call "Crosby Weather" has dropped 0.62 inches of rain on the Monterey Peninsula, 0.42 in Salinas, and well over an inch in parts of Big Sur, even delaying the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for about three hours. Forecaster Bob Benjamin of the National Weather Service's Monterey station said rain began falling on Marina shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and became measurable at the Monterey Peninsula Airport at 10 p.m. 

In the United Fairway Club
It  poured for most of the drive to Monterey, but when we got to Pebble Beach the rain stopped. We even got some  sunshine for a while.

In the Stands at the 5th
In past years we chased the celebrities who were mostly on Spyglass Hill. This year we decided to just walk Pebble Beach and enjoy the golf and scenery.

18th Fairway
We probably saw more of Jimmy Walker than any other golfer as we walked the course. With two wins this season, and on the leaderboard after t5he first round, he is one of the hottest golfers on the tour early in the season.
Andre Loupe leads soggy Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Rain soaked the Monterey Peninsula in the morning, which was great news for an area desperate for rain, not so much for the tournament. Puddles quickly formed on the greens at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, forcing play to be stopped on all three courses.  
Monterey Peninsula played the easiest, and Loupe took advantage. He never had to scramble for par, missed only one fairway and only two of his birdies were over 10 feet. This was his first trip to the area, and it was everything he imagined. “This place is amazing,” Loupe said with a smile as wide as a fairway...
Pebble Beach played the toughest, though the weather was not nearly bad enough to make that much of a difference with only a cool breeze and no rain the rest of the day. Jimmy Walker, already a two-time winner this season, got up-and-down for birdie on the 18th for a 66, the best score at Pebble.
A good day.

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