Harbaugh’s team picked up some ground yesterday. They now stand in the top half of the field at -7. They need to pick up about 5 strokes on the field to get into the top 25 and make the cut. That may be a long shot, but is not bad, considering that Harbaugh’s pro partner continued his awful play (+7 for the tourney; only 8 of 156 players are worse).
The Harbaugh team was to tee off at Pebble Beach today at 11.22 am ET. But the fog has caused a 30 minute delay. That may help our chances to get TV coverage of him when CBS broadcasts from 3-6pm. But the pros in his group are not doing well, so CBS may not show much. A better bet with more extended coverage will be to watch the free streaming coverage of holes 10 and 17. He should hit the 10th at about 2pm ET (around the same time as the start of UM-Purdue BB) .
TV coverage links:
golf channel 1-3 pm (if you subscribe, I think)
free coverage of 10th and 17th at Pebble and free trial of pga golf channel
JH is ignoring the SEC and relaxing at the Pebble Beach pro am this weekend. He was seen on Wed high fiving Bill Murray and Mark Wahlberg on the 7th hole at Pebble. He starts his official round today on 1st tee of Spyglass at 10:01am PT, 1:01 pm ET. Sarah is his caddy.
USA Today Article on JH at Pebble
TV coverage links:
free coverage of 15th and 17th at Pebble and free trial of pga golf channel 3-6pm
(I do not think the above channels will show Harbaugh at Spyglass)
Harbaugh will be at Pebble on Sat (and possibly Sun), when CBS coverage takes over 3-6pm ET.
A quick and fun off-topic for today as the weather starts to warm up...
I was in Monterey CA last week for work and had a chance to play Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course. It's located on the same peninsula as the Pebble Beach complex of courses (17-Mile Drive actually cuts across the course) and the locals call it 'Pebble Beach Lite'. The course was beautiful-- front nine was on a bluff overlooking downtown Monterey and the bay. The back nine was around a lighthouse on a point so you were essentially playing the same ocean views and winds and landscapes as Pebble Beach just down the coast. And it only cost $62 for 18 + cart. Compare that to Pebble Beach proper paying $480 for a round, and you can see my happiness.
It also brought to mind when I went to Scotland in 08 and played the Troon Municipal course which literally shares a fence line with Royal Troon... same land, same winds, same course distance, little different groundskeeping but essentially a lesser replica for about 1/10 the cost. I can also point to the example of the USAF Academy Eisenhower Blue Course being about as close to a replica of the Broadmoor Championship course in Colorado Springs, again at about 1/5 the cost.
So my question to you MGoGolfers, as I finish my PhD this summer and start planning the reward golf vacation I've been promising myself, is there any good "local mirrors" for famous golf courses like I showed above that you would recommend I consider? I'm not restricting myself to any region of the country...