THIS WEEK IN GOLF
What: First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,837 yards, par 72) and Del Monte Golf Course (6,357 yards, par 72)
Schedule (TV): Friday-Sunday (Golf Channel)
Defending champion: Kirk Triplett
Next event: Presidents Cup, Oct. 3-6, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio.
Next event: Reignwood LPGA Classic, Oct. 3-6, Pine Valley Golf Club, Beijing.
Champions: Mark O’Meara won the PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach event five times, the last in 1997. He also won the 1979 California State Amateur at Pebble Beach. ... Tom Kite won the 1983 Crosby and 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. ... Jeff Sluman won the event in 2008, 2009 and 2011. ... The final round will be played at Pebble Beach. ... Junior players will play alongside the professionals. ... The tour is off next week. Play will resume Oct. 11-13 with the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C.