Missing the cut but none of the fun
Eight-handicap Pat Hamill—the founder and CEO of Oakwood Homes and founder of the Colorado Open Golf Foundation and The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch—is playing in his seventh AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week. Each day he will share insights with Contributing Editor Ted Johnson into playing the most prominent pro-am tournament in America—if not the world
Well, just another 10 hours on the golf course. That’s what happens when rain hits the Monterey Peninsula.
My pro, Matt Every, had 73 on Spyglass in the wind and rain on Saturday. We finished 3-under as a team. That’s a great accomplishment, but we finished minus-14 as a pro-am team and missed the cut to play Sunday by two.
But we had fun. We had the shots. It just wasn’t to be this year.
It was definitely challenging but that’s the course and the tournament. Battling it out in wind and rain. But I kind of enjoyed it. You’re just out there mudding it up.
We started on the first tee, and we made some shots and then gave them back. On the par-5 No. 4, I hit an amazing shot out of a ditch onto the green but couldn’t make the putt. It would have been an amazing par. [For a net birdie.]
The other pro in our group was Richard Lee, who finished even par for a total of minus-6. He shot even at Spyglass, but his short game was amazing. Unbelievable. He went into Sunday seven shots off the lead and finished tied for tenth, six shots behind the eventual winner, Jimmy Walker.
The winning team—Jim Renner (pictured above) and restaurant executive John Harkey Jr.—finished 31-under after a shooting an 11-under 61 Sunday. Wow.
On to next year!
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