Record number of women amateurs accept invitations to compete in 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
MONTEREY, Calif., Dec. 30, 2015 – Women golfers
will be writing a new chapter in the illustrious
history of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, as six
amateurs – most notably former Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice and swimsuit model Kelly
Rohrbach – have accepted invitations to play in
the popular PGA TOUR event Feb. 8-14, 2016.
The spectacular surroundings of Pebble Beach
Courtesy of NCGA
It will be the largest number of women in the
tournament since it was originated by Bing Crosby
in 1937 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Hall of
Fame golfer Babe Didrikson Zaharias broke the
gender barrier in 1939, playing as a professional.
Until this year, the most women playing in the
tournament was four, in 1941 at Rancho Santa Fe,
and then in 1978 and 1980 in Pebble Beach, after
Crosby moved the event to the Monterey
Peninsula in 1947.
Besides Rice, who is playing in the AT&T Pebble
Beach Pro-Am for the fourth time (2013 through
2016), former NBA executive Heidi Ueberroth is to
play in her sixth tournament (2011-2016), which
gives her the record for most appearances by a
woman in the tournament. They are to be joined
by first-time contestants Annesley MacFarlane, of
Greenwich, Conn.; Julie First of Nashville, Tenn.;
and Mary Meeker of Woodside, Calif.
“We are delighted to have these remarkable
women be part of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-
Am,” said Steve John, Monterey Peninsula
Foundation CEO and tournament director. “This
event has enjoyed a great relationship with
women golfers from the beginning.”
Past participants in the AT&T Pro-Am include Hall
of Fame golfers Patty Berg (1941), Nancy Lopez
(1977), and Juli Inkster (1980, 1981, 1982), as
well as U.S. World Cup Soccer star Brandi
Chastain. Before this year, 22 women have
competed in the tournament.
Each amateur will be paired with a tour
professional for the pro-am team competition in
the tournament, to be played at Pebble Beach
Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the
Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course.
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am professional field
already features three of the top four players in
the world – No. 1 Jordan Spieth, No. 2 Jason Day
and No. 4 Bubba Watson – as well as No. 8 Dustin
Johnson. Also returning are defending champion
Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
and Jason Dufner.
John said the tournament would soon be
announcing more players ranked in the world Top
20 who will be in the 2016 field at Pebble Beach.
Tickets for the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
are now available and priced at a discount when
purchased by Feb. 6, 2016:
Practice Ticket (valid three days, Monday through
Includes admission to the popular Chevron Shoot-
Out between the San Francisco Giants and the
San Francisco 49ers (Tuesday, Feb. 9) and the 3M
Celebrity Challenge (Wednesday, Feb. 10).
Single Day Ticket (valid one day, Thursday
through Sunday) $60
Weekly Badge (valid Monday through Sunday)
Children 12 and under free with ticketed adult
All active reserve and retired military, veterans
and National Guard may register for up to four
complimentary Single Day Tickets.
Other ticket packages and sponsorships are
available. For more information and to view the
tournament week schedule, visit
www.attpbgolf.com. Tickets may also be
purchased through the tournament box office,
800-541-9091 (toll free) or 831-644-0333 (local)
weekdays during business hours.
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About Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF) is a
charitable foundation, which disburses funds from
the proceeds of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on
the PGA TOUR and the Nature Valley First Tee
Open at Pebble Beach on the Champions Tour.
MPF focuses on improving the quality of life in
Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties.
In the 2014/2015 fiscal year, MPF donated $9.2
million dollars to local organizations.