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Tiger Woods boosting Pebble Beach interest
January 18, 2012

Ollie Nutt can’t recall how long it has been since there was so much interest and speculation in the field for the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am—and that was after Tiger Woods announced he was playing.

Woods is set to play with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, although the pro-am pairings aren’t set until Feb. 7, the Tuesday of tournament week. Nutt, president and CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, said the tournament has been in touch with Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, and hopes to hear by the end of the week if he will accept an invitation to play.

Also expected to play is Tom Brady, who hopes to get New England back into the Super Bowl, which would be played the Sunday before the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Nutt can more easily measure the interest in ticket sales than phone calls.

“This last week, after Tiger committed, we’re up 35 percent,” Nutt said Tuesday after hosting the tournament’s media day. “I think Saturday could be a sellout. We’ve been hitting 34,000, 35,000. We’ve set the maximum at 37,500, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we sold out. We won’t go more than that. We still want the spectators to have a good experience. And with the rotation of three courses, we know we can handle that number.”

Pebble regular and “Caddyshack” star Bill Murray stole the spotlight last year when he teamed with D.A. Points, who captured his first PGA Tour event. For now, the focus has shifted to Tiger and the quarterbacks.

Nutt said Romo and Woods have said they were interested in playing as partners. As for the speculation that Tebow would join the foursome if he played, Nutt said, “I don’t see that as likely.”








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