Pebble Beach Pro-Am: 6 celebrities we're excited to see
06 Feb 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

see also: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Pebble Beach Golf Links

Bill Murray won't be there but the golf world is still excited for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am playing this week on the PGA Tour.

It's the one week each year we get to see amateurs along with the pros and some of them can play. This year's field is heavy with athletes -- football, anyone? -- and we hear these guys can play. Here's a look at the field and some of the amateurs we're excited to watch at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am:

Tom Brady: It's not because I'm from Massachusetts. Or maybe it is. Either way, No. 12 is a competitor. CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz likes to share the story about the time he and Brady mopped the floor with former Presidents Clinton and G.H.W. Bush. Brady will be paired with Ricky Barnes and play alongside Massachusetts-native James Driscoll and...

Bill Belichick: On Wednesday, the New England Patriots head coach stuck to his guns and wore a hoodie during a practice round with Manning. Judging from the way he dissects a defense and gameplans, though, I'm excited to see how he navigates Pebble Beach.

Peyton Manning: A late addition to the celebrity field, kudos go to Manning for participating just a few days after the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl letdown. Word is that he's a 7-handicap, but let's just hope his pre-shot routine is a little quicker than his pre-snap routine. Omaha! Manning will play with Scott Langley.

Don Cheadle: One of Hollywood's hottest actors, Cheadle is always a cool character. Can he remain calm, cool and collected on the course on the Monterey Peninsula with all that wind? Cheadle will play alongside Trevor Immelman and be paired with fellow Oceans 11, 12 and 13 cast member Andy Garcia.

Wayne Gretzky: The Great One is a heck of a golfer. He's also paired with his future son-in-law Dustin Johnson -- a two-time winner at Pebble Beach, mind you. If that's not enough, the other pairing Wayne will play with includes one John Daly and Kid Rock. No words can describe the fun that ensue with this grouping.

Andy Roddick & James Blake: The two U.S. tennis stars will be in the same pairing with Roddick, the former World's No. 1 in tennis playing with John Mallinger and Blake with Chris Kirk.

ABOUT THE AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

One of the most exciting events on the PGA TOUR, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is contested annually in front of over 190,000 spectators and millions of television viewers on three of the Monterey Peninsula’s premier golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore.

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