For those of you who have been looking forward to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the wait is finally over. With the first day of practice held on February 6, 2012, there will just be a couple more days of festivities before the tournament begins.
Some golfers are already there and the rest will trickle in over the next day or so, as will all of the celebrities who will be participating this year.
Last year's amateur winner, Bill Murray, will return for a chance to defend his title. There are a few high-profile football coaches playing, Bill Belichick, Nick Saban and Herm Edwards. Some quality NFL quarterbacks will also be there, including none other than this year's MVP Aaron Rodgers. Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys will be paired up with Tiger Woods, which is one of the more talked about pairings of all.
Woods will be making his 2012 U.S. debut, having only played in one tournament this year. He played well, and had a really good shot at winning, so it will be interesting to see how he performs in his first PGA Tour event of the season. And Tony Romo is not a bad guy to get partnered up with. Not only is he good for an amateur, but they say he is just about good enough to qualify for the tour. So look out for these two, they just may mean business.
While I am a big fan of Woods, I've never been too keen on Romo, so I will not be too disappointed if things don't go their way. I have, however, always been a Bill Murray supporter. It would make me oh so happy to see Murray repeat his title this year.
There are many top professionals who will be there, so it really is going to be interesting to watch the first couple of days to see how it plays out. While the actual tournament doesn't begin until Thursday, the festivities will be going on all week, so there should be more than enough entertainment to go around.
Elias Bond grew up playing golf, and played religiously through high school and college. He still tries to find time to get out there for a round or two now and again, but seems to watch more than play these days.
- Tony Romo
- Tiger Woods
- Bill Belichick
- Herm Edwards
- Bill Murray