The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is set to unfold with a potential return to the traditional “Crosby weather” that characterized the event during Bing Crosby’s hosting days. The forecast for the Monterey Peninsula indicates challenging conditions, reminiscent of the event’s historical weather patterns. Wednesday’s forecast predicts a 100 percent chance of rain, wind gusts up to 45 mph, and a high temperature around 59 degrees. As the tournament progresses, the weather remains a significant factor, with an 80 percent chance of rain and a high of 53 expected for Thursday’s first round. These conditions may harken back to the iconic weather challenges associated with the early days of the tournament.
The term “Crosby weather” is a nod to the event’s roots when it was hosted by the legendary Bing Crosby. Despite the tournament’s evolution into a limited-field signature event, the unpredictable mix of winds, rain, and cold temperatures has been a constant at Pebble Beach. The upcoming edition appears to embrace this tradition, creating an additional layer of challenge for the golfers. Last year’s event, for instance, faced disruptions due to high winds that led to a Monday finish after play was halted during the third round.
The challenging weather conditions are expected to persist throughout the tournament, with Friday’s forecast indicating a 70 percent chance of rain. Although conditions may see some improvement for Round 3, there remains an 80 percent chance of showers and wind gusts reaching up to 50 mph on Sunday. As the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am unfolds, players are likely to face the elements and the unpredictable Monterey Peninsula weather, adding a touch of nostalgia to an event deeply rooted in the history of professional golf.