By Gary Van Sickle
The first year that I covered the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was 1990, the last year that legendary Cypress Point was part of the three-course rotation.
Of course, no one knew then that it would be the last call at Cypress. I went to the tournament for the express purpose of walking those hallowed holes for the first time. That’s how I happened to be at the 14th tee, the course’s outer edge along 17-Mile Drive and the Pacific, in one of the early rounds, when I saw two familiar faces teeing off: Burt Lancaster and Robert Wagner.
By Alex Miceli
If the first two weeks of 2017 are any indication, golf betting is a growing business. As the NFL was winding down, PGA Tour action filled the void for gamblers.
“It's been our best handle that I can remember on these two individual tournaments (SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open in Hawaii), so it's promising going into this year,” said Jeff Sherman, the manager at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, without disclosing numbers.
Sherman sets the weekly golf lines, for release to the public on Mondays. Interestingly, the odds are set mostly based on the competitors’ success in recent weeks, with some credit given to their history on the host course. World ranking and many performance stats that the tours use to chart players are ignored.
Greetings from a wet and windy Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Three weeks into publishing Morning Read, we hope to be providing you with something different and interesting in golf, but we won’t know until we hear from you. Any feedback – good or not – would be welcome. Please contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter direct message (@alexmiceli).
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||The aggregate score in nine starts at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am dating to 2008 for Dustin Johnson, a two-time winner of the event
Zero Friction introduced its DistancePro GPS Glove, which features a Bluetooth-powered yardage device on the flap, at the recent PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The device can be transferred to replacement Zero Friction gloves.
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