AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am format and rules: Why 2024 is drastically different

Breaking down the format and rules for this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am as one of golf's most breathtaking venues hosts one of its strongest fields in recent memory.
Xander Schauffele - 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Xander Schauffele - 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages

The 2024 edition of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will welcome some of the best players in the world this week to one of the game's most iconic and stunning venues.

Along with boasting its strongest field ever this week with nine of the world's Top 10 OWGR-ranked players in attendance, for the first time, outside of the 2021 pandemic-impacted event, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be played across two courses after having previously been held across three every year since Pebble first hosted the event back in 1947.

Following in the footsteps of the season-opening Sentry and chosen as one of eight of the PGA Tour's new signature events in 2024, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will host one of the strongest fields of the year along with one of the biggest purses of the season.

This week, a massive prize purse of $20 million along with 700 FedEx Cup points awarded to the 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am champion is up for grabs. A new course rotation, an impressive field, and an eye-opening prize are just a few of the changes at Pebble this week. Let's take a look at the event's format for 2024 and what else will be different.

Will the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am implement a cut?

No. Unlike your traditional event on the PGA Tour and the four major championships, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will not have a cut at the halfway point this year.

As one of the newly minted 'signature events', this year's championship will follow in the footsteps of the majority of the PGA Tour's limited-field events and no longer implement a cut. Only the player-hosted invitationals, the Genesis, Arnold Palmer, and Memorial will still have a cut even with its elevated status as a signature event.

What about the Pro-Am?

Yes. As the name would suggest, the tournament will still have a Pro-Am for two of its four rounds. However, only a select few famous athletes will still participate this year and the celebrities who have been a staple of this event in years past won't take part this time around. Sorry, Bill Murray and company.

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am rules: format for 2024

As a signature event, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will host a field of 80 players across four rounds of action.

Some of the best golfers in the world alongside their amateur playing partners will compete at Pebble Beach on either Thursday or Friday and Spyglass Hill on the other.

Following the first two days, only the professionals will advance through to the weekend with both of the scheduled rounds on Saturday and Sunday taking place at the iconic Pebble Beach.

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The 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is scheduled to begin on Thursday, February 1st, with ESPN+ and PGA Tour Live beginning its coverage at 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET. Golf Channel will have coverage from 3 - 7 p.m. ET. Begin your free trial of Fubo TV today and don't miss a second of the action!