On Wednesday, Pebble Beach hosted the latest entry in what's becoming a U.S. Open tradition — celebrities and an everyday golfer playing the course under tournament conditions.
Inspired by Tiger Woods' declaration a few years back that a 10-handicapper couldn't break 100 at Oakmont, site of the 2007 U.S. Open, Golf Digest has created a contest that groups a contest winner with several celebrities to see who can crack three figures. Previous hotshots have included Michael Jordan, Justin Timberlake, and — hide your daughters — Ben Roethlisberger.
This year, the celeb contingent included Mark Wahlberg, Wayne Gretzky and Drew Brees. The contest winner, who wrote an essay that inspired Golf Digest editors and readers alike, was Peggy Ference. They each got themselves a fancy celeb caddy, too. Wahlberg had Rickie Fowler, Gretzy had Ricky Barnes, Brees had Bubba Watson, and Ference had Corey Pavin.
The event will air as lead-in coverage to the final round of the U.S. Open on June 20. We don't want to spoil the event for you, so we'll bury the results — which Golf Digest has already sent out — below the jump. Did any of our esteemed foursome break 100? Don't look below if you don't wanna know!
OK, you're here. And the answer is: yep. Ference shot 118, Brees shot 102, Gretzky hit it right on the dot at 100, and Marky Mark, of all people, carded a 97. Congrats to all the players, and Ference most of all. The rest of you, sharpen up your essay-writing game and maybe you can take part for 2011.
- Mark Wahlberg
- Wayne Gretzky
- Justin Timberlake