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Pebble Beach

Feb 10, 2016 | 09:22 am

DVR Alert

With its fantastic lineup of courses, setting, and history, few PGA Tour events outside of the majors have the cachet of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Sure the weather can be miserable, but there will be no "Crosby weather" this year. The forecast looks great, with sunny skies and temps in the 60s all week. The PGA Tour field is also the strongest in a decade with 12 of the top 25 golfers in the world teeing it up, including world No. 1 Jordan Spieth and No. 3 Jason Day. Other notable players include Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, and Justin Rose, whose pro-am partner is Justin Timberlake, who returns after a six-year absence. Other celeb participants include Bill Murray, Aaron Rogers, and first-timer Mark Wahlberg. Of course, the real star of the show is the Monterey Peninsula. Here's when and where you can see the beautiful blimp shots.

Thursday/Friday
Golf Channel
3–6PM

Saturday/Sunday
Golf Channel 1–2:30PM, NBC 3–6/6:30PM

In additiong, PGA TOUR Live will be webcasting featured groups Thursday and Friday from 11AM–3PM and featured holes from 3–6PM. It will also show featured groups on Saturday and Sunday from 11AM–6PM.

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Feb 09, 2016 | 08:45 am

He's Baaaaaaack!!!

With the 11th hour drama that has become his trademark, mercurial Bill Murray has announced his participation in this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He of the exploding golf balls, bunker dances with eldery ladies, and gallery sing alongs will give it a go despite recent hand surgery, adding to an already stellar field led on the pro side by Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, and defender Brandt Snedeker. Irishman Paul Dunne, the 23-year-old who at one point led last year’s Open Championship at St. Andrews as an amateur, will make his U.S. professional debut, playing under a sponsor’s exemption, while the amateur contingent, in addition to Murray, includes Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg, and Ray Romano, along with the usual smattering of high-profile athletes and business moguls. 

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Feb 08, 2016 | 06:03 am

Sly Fox

Now that Paul Azinger has been named the newest analyst on Fox’s golf team—replacing Greg Norman—you want to hear how he plans to fill the 18th-tower chair. “I'm very excited about it,” Azinger told Jason Dill of his hometown Bradenton (Fla.) Herald. “My philosophy in that booth, my wife says, ‘Now remember. Nobody is tuning in to hear you.’ I'm like, ‘OK, that's No. 1.’ And you want to try and let the picture be descriptive while you can be informative. You want to illuminate a little bit. I really believe the key element to those broadcasts are the guys on the ground or the girls on the ground. Dottie (Pepper), Judy Rankin, Andy North, Roger Maltbie. Those guys are the key to setting up the shot and the whole deal. They're truly the analyst... And then the actual 18th tower guy can begin to share what the guy on the ground can't see or doesn't know necessarily.” There’s more good stuff from Azinger—including the surprising reveal of his broadcasting role model—in the entire interview.

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Feb 05, 2016 | 06:01 am

Vote For Golf!

Presidents’ Day is coming up and the Presidential primaries are in full roar. So why not elect to take a chief-executive-like retreat? Omni Hotels & Resorts across the country are inaugurating a “Presidential Golf Tour” featuring stay-and-play packages throughout the year. For example, Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas—which has hosted Presidents 41 and 43—offers a father-son promotion with rounds for $100, which was the cost of green fees in the 1990s. At Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in north Florida (where Gerald Ford played in a member-guest in the 1980s), the “Running Mates” package has a special two-round rate for two people. And at Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire, site of next week’s primary, when the golf season opens in a few months the “Presidential Peak Foursome” package will give complimentary rounds to any group of four golfers with the same surnames as any of the surrounding Presidential Range peaks—Jackson, Pierce, Eisenhower, Monroe, Franklin, Monroe, Jefferson, Adams, Webster, Madison, Reagan, and Washington. Other Omni properties from Arizona to Pennsylvania have also voted in deals, which you can check out at the special website, or by calling 1-800-843-6664.

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