Pebble Beach for pros only this year because of COVID spike
The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players. The 156-man field on Feb. 11-14 will play only at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. Pebble Beach is the second PGA Tour event to lose the pro-am format. “This was a very difficult decision, but the right one given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases,” said Bill Perocchi, CEO of the Pebble Beach Company.
Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul Have Surprise 'American Idol' Reunion on 'America's
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Ciara and Macklemore bring new vibe to Seattle Sounders
(CNN) - Grammy award-winning singer Ciara and rap star Macklemore of "Thrift Shop" fame have joined Seattle Sounders' new ownership group. Ciara's husband Russell Wilson, the 2014 Super Bowl winning quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks, is also part of the group. "It's an honor to join the Sounders team and have the unique opportunity to represent female ownership within major league sports," said Ciara, who entered mainstream prominence with her platinum-selling debut album "Goodies" in 2004. Seattle native Macklemore was equally excited. "We want to bring the best soccer players in the world to Seattle," he said.