The 2012 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am will begin on February 9. This is a big event that features a lot of stellar golfers looking for a win. This event is serious competition for guys like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Dustin Johnson. But there is also a fun element to the tournament. Fans can see several celebrities participate in the unique format. There are a good number of celebrities set to take part at the event in Pebble Beach. Here are five I am looking forward to seeing the most.
When it comes to NFL quarterbacks, Tony Romo gets most of the buzz in the golf circuit. Romo is at this event as well but I am hoping Rodgers outshines him like he did in the regular season. Fresh off of being named the NFL MVP, Rodgers would love to impress fans at this event. He is a decent golfer and should do a nice job on the course.
Saban is thought of as so serious about football that is difficult to imagine him doing anything else other than coaching, watching film, or recruiting. It will be strange to see the Alabama coach on the links. He has won two of the last three national championships. Despite that we almost never get to see him smile. I will be looking for that here. Nothing would be funnier than to see Saban crack a smile after a great shot at Pebble Beach.
The colorful coach of the San Francisco 49ers is a great personality. He is the opposite of Saban in many ways. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and that should be fun to see on the golf course. Harbaugh is one of the more likeable head coaches in the NFL so I will be rooting for him to do well.
The famous singer gained some cult fame for his appearance in the Jack Sparrow music video on "Saturday Night Live." Bolton might have more young followers than he has had in a long time because of that appearance. Will it mean anything on the golf course? We will have to see how he performs at the iconic golf course.
I'm not a fan of Kenny G. That said I am curious to see how he looks on the golf course. I just can't picture the jazz musician with the long hair swinging a golf club. He will be worth watching for the sake of curiosity. Who knows, maybe Kenny G will end up with the best game among the celebrities.
* - Mark Paul is an avid golf fan. Follow him on Twitter here.
- Aaron Rodgers
- Nick Saban
- Tony Romo