Depending on your prerogative, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is either one of the most entertaining or most annoying weeks on the PGA Tour calendar.
Fire up Peter Kostis analyzing Alfonso Ribeiro’s golf swing and a staggeringly limited amount of tour pros hitting golf balls, and you have the recipe for something awful (or darn fun!), again, depending on your persuasion.
As golf fans know, celebrities peg it beside the pros in this long-standing pro-am. The list of celebrity participants includes many notable names…as well as mustard hoarding Bret Baier from Fox News.
Here are five celebrities we’re excited to see at Pebble Beach this week.
Do want to see at Pebble Beach
Wayne Gretzky: Any time you have the chance to see the greatest of all time at anything, it’s worth checking out. Also, the Dustin Johnson connection is fun. And at the very least, we can marvel at the fact that DJ looks like he could easily be the Great One’s son…which is extremely awkward since he’s engaged to his daughter.
Kenny G: Don’t knock the G! The dude can blow. His flow is epic, and he’s a low single-digit handicap. What else can you say? He’s funnier than most of the “comedians” in the field.
Colt Ford: While you wouldn’t guess it from looking at him, this dude played in Web.com Tour events. Seriously! The big man is the best amateur in the field. Just try not to confuse him with Larry the Cable guy, who is another frequent Pro-Am attendee.
Gary Mule Deer: The slick-back alone makes watching Gary Mule Deer well worth it. He’s not particularly funny or famous, but again…the flow.
Bill Belichick: If you don’t find Bill Belichick fascinating, I don’t know what to tell you. The fact that he’s going to take a couple of days away from preparing for the upcoming season following the greatest Super Bowl comeback in history is surprising. Let’s observe his jovial behavior.
Do not want to see at Pebble Beach
Ray Romano: God, almighty. If Ray Romano was ever funny, he isn’t now. Obnoxious, with a face and voice that will make you want to claw your eyeballs out. Next.
Chris Berman: Boomer is like a 30-handicap, and while watching him hack it up is fun, seeing him sweat like he just stepped out of the sauna is a hard pass. Dude needs to disappear in all forms from the television.
Larry the Cable Guy: Another sincerely not funny individual. But hey, the “look at the hick at Pebble Beach!” routine plays well, right? Not really.
Bill Murray: Look, the Bill Murray at Pebble Beach show ran its course long ago. If his stupidity at the World Series this year is any prelude, look for plenty of “funny antics” and no shortage of airtime from CBS, who seems to feel he’s the patron saint of the event.
Peyton Manning: Exhibit A.
See the full list of celebrities here.