This year’s venue, the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links lipping California’s dramatic Pacific coast, is no exception. Rolex Testimonees Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka are among the champions to have risen to the occasion at this revered event. At this tournament, accuracy is everything, making Rolex, Official Timekeeper since 1980, a perfect partner.
Brooks Koepka is seeking another slice of history at Pebble Beach. In 2019 he became the only golfer to defend two Major titles in two seasons, winning a second straight PGA Championship after completing back-to-back U.S. Open titles in 2018.
Tiger Woods has captivated the golfing world for more than 20 years. At 21, he changed the game forever, winning his first Major, the 1997 Masters, by a record 12 shots.
Jason Day has had his share of setbacks. But like Tiger Woods, the man whose towering deeds inspired him when he was a learning the game in Australia, Day always get up.
A U.S. Open title would be particularly sweet for Phil Mickelson. He has been runner-up no fewer than six times and needs this trophy to complete a career grand slam of all four Majors.
After an outstanding amateur career – he held the World No. 1 ranking for a record 60 weeks – Jon Rahm has made a big impact since turning professional in 2016. The Spaniard has three PGA TOUR® titles to his credit and four other international victories. In January 2018 he reached a career-high world ranking of No. 2.
At Pebble Beach 37 years ago, Tom Watson won the U.S. Open in a thrilling duel with Jack Nicklaus, responding to a final-day surge from his fellow Testimonee to reclaim the lead with perhaps the greatest shot of his career. After hitting a two-iron into dense rough behind the 17th green, he prophetically told his caddie: “Get it close? Hell, I’m going to sink it.” Such technical precision, allied with an unwavering commitment to be the best, brought this enduring champion eight Majors on the PGA TOUR® and six on the senior PGA Tour Champions.
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