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Mark Wahlberg California Golf
Mark Wahlberg

Riviera member and AT&T staple, Mark Wahlberg loves golf so much he had a practice golf complex built in his backyard and is known to pal around with Rory McIlroy. But the actor, producer, businessman, model, rapper, singer, songwriter, husband, and father of four is a busy man, and in a recent video interview with Men’s Health, he said he’s limiting his time on the links. “I’ve given up golf,” he said. “I realize that it’s just too much—between family and work [just] trying to squeeze golf in. It’s a very expensive sport and habit. But I’ll be back.”


Larry Fitzgerald California Golf
Larry Fitzgerald

NFL veteran and Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald teamed with Scottsdale pro Kevin Streelman to clinch the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the second time in three years, pulling away in the final round from former 49ers quarterback Steve Young and Arizona State’s Phil Mickelson.“(Streelman’s) back must be sore because he carried me,” Fitzgerald quipped to CBS. “He played outstanding, some of the putts he made, some of the shots he hit with the wind that was blowing out there, he was terrific.”


Bill Murray
Bill Murray


One of golf’s most avid celebrity enthusiasts, Bill Murray may be a funny man on the course but he’s got game to back it up. A staple at the AT&T Pro-Am and perennial fan favorite, his antics might cause chatter, but he was crowned champion with traditional partner D.A. Points in 2011 and fans can count on his dazzling array of attire on the course.


Ray Ramano California Golf
Ray Ramano


Versatile actor and comedian Ray Romano has had a resurgence recently with dramatic and comedic roles in The Irishman, The Big Sick, and Paddington. A 12-handicap, he first played in the AT&T in 2000 and made an HBO documentary about his love of the game called, “Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach”.


Bill Murray Clint Eastwood
Team Murray vs Team Eastwood


The traditional 3M Celebrity Challenge five-hole charity match featuring Team (Clint) Eastwood and Team Murray included AT&T regulars Josh Duhamel (Team Eastwood), Alfonso Ribeiro (Team Murray), and others who battled it out on the “Whiskey Run” (holes 1-2-3-17-18). Team Murray clinched $60,000 in winnings with Team Eastwood at $40,000. Charities that benefitted included Harvest House and SPCA Monterey County.


Chris Harrison California Golf + Travel
Chris Harrison


When he’s not hosting ABC’s “The Bachelor” or “Bachelor Nation”, Chris Harrison can most likely be found on the course. A self-proclaimed “golf addict,” he co-hosts a golf podcast with former pro and NBC analyst Johnny Miller and often posts about his love of the game on social media, most recently writing: “A magical day in a magical place #PebbleBeach going eagle birdie on 2 & 3 helping my team @briangaypga make the cut to play Pebble Sunday.”

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