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Celebrities named for Pebble Beach Pro-Am

MONTEREY, Calif. -- Samuel L. Jackson, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1994 hit film Pulp Fiction, will play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the first time.

Jackson, a 12 handicap, is also known for his powerful portrayal of a vengeful father in John Grisham's A Time to Kill.

He will join a host of regulars, including: Jack Lemmon, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Connors, William Devane, Glen Frey, Mark Grace, Bryant Gumbel, Orel Hershiser, Craig T. Nelson, Chris O'Donnell and Tommy Smothers.

Two other first-timers join the list: Grammy-award winning singer Michael Bolton and retired baseball star Robin Yount

The professionals will vie for a record $2.8 million purse, $540,000 for first place.

TW 4/1/98