Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

February 17, 2011

My Favorite Photos from the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

D.A. Points waves at the crowd after a 99-yard eagle shot onto the 14th green at Pebble Beach.

Sunday changed something for me. Going into this year's AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, I wasn't fully feeling it, but I have always liked Sunday because of the really good golf action and tight play.

As I talked shop with some of the fellow photogs I know, we all knew it was going to be a good afternoon: nice weather and really, really good golf.

The culmination was as I walked to the 14th green, missing the action shot, but hearing further down the golf course: D.A. Points—who had never won a PGA Tour title—made a 99-foot fairway shot for eagle on the already difficult 14th hole. It is the same hole many golfers got bogey on all weekend this year.

Watching Points from then on was one hell of a spectacle from behind a camera. His amateur partner was the always-funny and full-of-antics Bill Murray. Watching the two of them was fun and brought a whole new dynamic to the game. Murray and Points also won the team title on Sunday.

These are my top 5 favorite photos from Sunday.

Also see more photos from the Monterey County Weekly's photo blog.

~ nic

Pro Jimmy Walker tees off on the 5th hole at Pebble Beach on Sunday.

Golf fans follow D.A. Points' tee shot on the 15th hole at Pebble Beach.

D.A. Points chips a shot from a sand trap onto the 6th green at Pebble Beach.

Pro Aaron Baddelry tees off from the first hole at Pebble Beach.

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