Tournament Guide: PURE Insurance Championship

The PURE Insurance Championship starts today, lasting through Sunday, September 29. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament, including how Ken Tanigawa won last year and insights about the course.

The PURE Insurance Championship

Location

Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course,
Pebble Beach, Calif.

Yardage

Pebble Beach: 6,864; par 72
Poppy Hills: 6,898; par 72

Tournament Record

198, Bernhard Langer, 2017

Tournament 18-hole Record

63, Craig Stadler, 2004; Scott McCarron, Kenny Perry, 2017

Media Coverage

Golf Channel

Course Insight

Famed Pebble Beach Golf Links has been the site of major championships and a regular PGA TOUR event as well as host site of the PURE Insurance Championship. The course was designed by California Amateur champion Jack Neville in 1919 and has undergone numerous tweaks through the years but remains true to its original concept. Poppy Hills, formerly in the rotation of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, is a tree-lined layout that Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed in 1986 and underwent an extensive renovation in 2013-14.

How Ken Tanigawa Won in 2018

Ken Tanigawa holed a 35-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to take a one-stroke victory at Pebble Beach. “Just wow! I’m a little speechless right now,” Tanigawa said after the fantastic finish. “It was a hard round for me, but I fought back, and to eagle the last hole, just unreal.” Tanigawa also eagled the 18th hole of his second round, at Poppy Hills, to take a two-stroke lead after rounds of 67-66. The 50-year-old former UCLA golfer, a reinstated amateur until turning pro again after qualifying for PGA TOUR Champions, shot a 2-over 38 on the front nine Sunday and made all pars on the back nine until his eagle finish for a 72 and 11-under 205 total. Kirk Triplett (70), a two-time winner of the event, and Marco Dawson (71) finished one stroke back at 206 and Duffy Waldorf (71) was next at 207.

Charity Benefit

Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which also hosts the AT&T Pro-Am, stages the PURE Insurance Championship to benefit The First Tee. A special aspect of the tournament is that First Tee participants from around the country are selected to partner with professionals.

More information can be found on the tournament’s website.

See also: Solheim Cup 2019 Preview
2020 Season: Dates and Key Golf Events
Rory and Tiger to Go Head-to-Head in The Challenge: Japan Skins

You May Also Like

Sergio Garcia Wins Masters

Sergio Garcia Splits from Callaway

Sergio Garcia has announced a split from manufacturer Callaway ahead of his first appearance ...

USGA Launches U.S. Open Trophy Tour image courtesy Shutterstock

USGA Launches U.S. Open Trophy Tour

The United States Golf Association has officially started this year’s U.S. Open Trophy Tour—presented ...

U.S. Open 18-hole Playoff Ditched for 2018 image courtesy Shutterstock

U.S. Open 18-hole Playoff Ditched for 2018

The famous 18-hole playoff on Monday to decide the US Open has been ditched ...

2020 masters

2020 Masters Postponed—When Could It Be Held?

After the 2020 Masters was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, questions have ...

Paul Casey Rejoins European Tour image courtesy Mitch Gunn : Shutterstock.com

Paul Casey Rejoins European Tour

Paul Casey rejoins European Tour next year in a bid to secure a spot ...

Internet Sensation Hosung Choi to Play Pebble Beach Pro-Am

One of the most talked about players in world golf is to get his ...