Chasing History

Mickelson & McNealy teeing off at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

As the PGA Tour heads back to California, KPMG brand ambassador Phil Mickelson will look to capture multiple pieces of history at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. In 2019, Mickelson became the oldest champion in the history of the event. A win on Sunday would mark his sixth at Pebble Beach, breaking a tie with Mark O’Meara for the most titles in tournament history. It would also mark his 15th victory in the state of California, breaking a three-way tie with Tiger Woods and Billy Casper for the most career PGA Tour victories in the Golden State.

Mickelson’s fond memories of Pebble Beach stretch beyond his successful play at the course throughout his career.

“This is a special place for me,” Mickelson said. “My grandfather was here in 1919 as one of the first caddies at Pebble Beach, and I have such gratitude for what this place has done for both me and my family.”

Mickelson isn’t the only member of Team KPMG that has found success in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. In 2020, Maverick McNealy’s rookie season, he finished tied for 5th in the event. This marked the best finish of his young career. The tournament was also special for McNealy because the pro-am format gave him the opportunity to pair with his father, Scott.

“Dad, just two things tomorrow,” McNealy said before the opening round. “Hit the driver hard. If we find it great. If not, swing hard again next hole. And, don’t leave any putts short. And let’s have fun!”

Mickelson and McNealy will each be looking for a milestone victory when they tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Thursday.

Follow @MickelsonHat and @KPMGGolf on Twitter for updates on Phil and Maverick’s performances at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Go Team KPMG!