The yearly celebrities rubbing elbows with PGA Tour professionals on the Monterey Peninsula is upon us. Get ready for Bill Murray antics, watching dreadful celebrity swings, and watching the most unique professional swing you’ll ever see. The swing of Choi Ho-sung is about to leave the fame of YouTube and be put on full display on CBS and Golf Channel.
If you haven’t seen Choi Ho-sung’s golf swing, you’re in for an experience. It’s part decent golf swing and part Hollywood. Having on broadcast TV for the first time during “The Crosby Clambake,” now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, is fitting. There will be a plethora of Hollywood stars running around the course and there’s no better place to premier Ho-Sung’s swing.
Beyond the buzz of Ho-ung’s swing, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is always a fun tournament to watch. There are celebrities. Recreational golfers can watch people “play” who have a far worse swing than they do. Week in and week out the PGA Tour displays greatness. Seeing regular Joe golfers on TV puts recreational golfer’s games in perspective.
Dustin Johnson is going for back to back wins in consecutive weeks for the first time in his career. Johnson is a two time winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He won his first in 2009 when the nickname of “Mr. 54,” was attached to him because of winning a few 54 hole shortened events. If Johnson wins this week it will be his third at Pebble Beach and put him one behind Phil Mickelson for total wins at Pebble Beach.
Phil Mickelson is looking for his first win during the 2018-2019 PGA Tour season. Mickelson fired a 60 at the PGA Tour’s Desert Classic two weeks back, but eventually finished second to Adam Long. Mickelson is comfortable on the Monterey Peninsula. He has four wins at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. With this year’s U.S. Open being held at Pebble Beach, Mickelson is looking for momentum this week that he can carry over to June and close out his most coveted major championship and achieve the career grand slam.
Choi Ho-sung will be dancing on tee boxes and fairways. Phil Mickelson will attempt a shot where we won’t know what he is thinking. Celebrities will be hacking away. The weather will change in an instant. Yes, this is the yearly AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and it’s a blast to watch.