PGA Tour to hold Pebble Beach tournament without amateurs
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The 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February won't be played with its traditional pro-am format due to COVID-19 circumstances in the Monterey Peninsula area of California, the PGA Tour announced Thursday.

The professional portion of the tournament will move on with 156 players, but will be played on two courses - Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill - instead of the usual three. The Monterey Peninsula Country Club is typically the third course.

The tournament normally features a number of celebrities and high-profile personalities who are paired with golfers before a 54-hole cut is made.

"While we will truly miss watching the actors, musicians, athletes, and other amateur participants that make this event so special, we are pleased to continue on with the professional competition, enabling the (Monterey Peninsula) Foundation to support nonprofits in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties," tournament director Steve John said. "Our charitable giving will target basic needs like food insecurity, educational inequities, and health inequities brought on by the pandemic."

Canadian golfer Nick Taylor won the tournament last year, beating out Kevin Streelman and Phil Mickelson in the final round.

The tournament is set to take place Feb. 8-14 and will be played without spectators in attendance. The event plans to resume using its traditional pro-am format and three courses in 2022.

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