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AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Pebble Beach
California
29th January - 1st February 1998

Prize Money $2.5 million

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AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, is played on three courses, all par 72 (36-36), 6,799-yard Pebble Beach Golf Links; 6,810-yard, Spyglass Hill Golf Club, and 6,865-yard, Poppy Hills Golf Club in Pebble Beach, California.

Pebble Beach Pro-Am put back to August

Pebble Beach, California, 2nd February 1998 - The PGA Tour has again put back the final round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am - this time to 17th August.

Heavy rain meant only two rounds were completed and it had been hoped to finish the third and final round this Monday.

However the weather once again intervened and the Tour originally announced that it would be played on March 3, the day after the Nissan Open.

However continuing bad weather and repairs to the various courses has led to the decision to wait until August.

Three rounds need to be completed for the result to stand as the tournament is played over three different courses.

What little third round action had been possible on Sunday has been scrapped as less than half the field had completed nine holes.

In an effort to avoid the second cancellation of this tournament in three years, officials for the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am today (Monday) postponed the final round and rescheduled it for Monday, March 2nd. At that time, Tim Herron and Tom Watson begin play tied for the lead at 10-under in the $2.5 million tournament.

The tournament, already shortened to 54 holes because of rains earlier this week, was stopped at 12:55 p.m. EST Sunday. The round was scheduled to resume this morning at 11:00 a.m., but more rain and an unfavorable forecast prompted the unique rescheduling.

The Nissan Open finishes on March 1st in Valencia, California, and players committed to competing at Pebble Beach will head north for the final round the following day. According to organizers, the final round will be re-started.

The PGA Tour then heads east to Florida for the Doral-Ryder Open, March 5-8.

In 1996, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was cancelled when heavy rains made the course unplayable for the final two rounds, making it the first PGA Tour event since 1949 that could not be completed.

According to PGA officials, the only tournament to resume at a point later in the season was the 1991 Houston Open (then known as the Independent Insurance Agent Open). The event was scheduled for April but, due to inclement weather, was pushed back to October.

Herron had finished three holes and Watson had played two holes when play was halted on Sunday.


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