Famous for their three World Series titles in the past five seasons, San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey and pitcher Matt Cain have both accepted invitations to play in the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, February 9-15.
While Cain has delighted fans at four previous tournaments, Posey is making a much-anticipated debut in the pro-am, which is played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course. Posey is an avid golfer who has played Augusta National Golf Club. Cain, who is making his fifth straight appearance in the AT&T Pro-Am, made the cut in his first two appearances (2011-2012).
The World Champion duo joins a field of elite PGA TOUR professionals, including Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington and winning Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, as well as a celebrity field with fan favorites Ray Romano, Chris O’Donnell, Don Cheadle and Andy Garcia. Jimmy Walker is the defending champion.
“We are thrilled that Buster Posey is joining us,” said Steve John, Monterey Peninsula Foundation CEO and tournament director. “He is a tremendously popular superstar who is certain to be an instant attraction. Enhancing our field with players like Buster Posey and Paul McGinley ensures the tournament experience stays fresh for both the spectators and the competitors.”
A practice round ticket includes admission to the popular Chevron Shoot-Out between the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers (Tuesday, Feb. 10) and the 3M Celebrity Challenge (Wednesday, Feb. 11).
Monterey Peninsula Foundation is the non-profit organization that stages the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and distributes the net proceeds from the tournament to hundreds of non-profit, charitable organizations. The 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am generated more than $10 million for charity, bringing the total to more than $120 million since the tournament began in 1937.
Courtesy Monterey Peninsula Foundation media services