Keeping Score

Viewers approve of Pebble Beach without amateurs

TV audience increases 19 percent from 2020 for final round at PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which barred amateurs, CBS reports

19: Percentage increase in viewers of Sunday’s final round of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, compared with the previous year’s audience, CBS Sports reported. An average of 4.193 million viewers tuned in, and the audience peaked at 5.264 million in the 5:45 p.m.-6 p.m. EST window, the network reported. The increase in viewership occurred after the celebrity amateurs, traditionally a big part of the event, were barred from competing this year because of California’s protocols in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Morning Read contributor John Hawkins held high expectations for the fan-free tournament; readers were divided before play started; but Morning Read's Alex Miceli didn't care for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am without the amateurs.

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