This WGC is a new event that is in its second year on the calendar. It is the first WGC event to be held in a Latin American country and has succeeded in taking golf to the next global level. The golf course is narrow, tree lined, and Andy Johnson from the Fried Egg said it best, this course is the prime example for what TOUR pros would shoot at your local muni.
Pebble Beach and the Monterey Peninsula, arguably the mecca for any golfer or golf fans. You'd be hard pressed to find a place of comparable beauty and elite golf anywhere in the United States. (Obviously Scotland is better but we're keeping it on this side of the pond for the sake of this statement). The PGA Tours best will be teeing it up in a pro am style with some big name celebrities playing 3 of America's best courses, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Monterey Peninsula CC Shores Course.
Time for the event that is the nearest and dearest to my heart. The Buick Invitational, or Farmers Insurance Open as it goes by now. Growing up in San Diego, this week was always marked on my calendar. I played many high school matches on the course, and watching Tiger tear the place up year after year was an unmissable event for a newly obsessed golfer.
Winter in the dez is here, the bermuda is dormant, the green grass sticks out. But gone are the days of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby smoking pipes and drinking Chivas at 9:00am. Instead we get "subdued" fans watching Tour pros tear this place up... Where did the good times go...? Let's take a quick look at what this tournament used to be...