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Monday, April 4, 2011

That famous tree...

I'm sure all golfers have seen it by now--the lone cypress is an iconic fixture at one of the country's most famous courses. Pebble Beach was the host to the US Open in 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010 and is currently scheduled to host the US Open in 2019 . Also, Pebble Beach is annually the home to the AT&T National Pro-am. Golfers from around the world flock to Pebble for it is truely America's great public course; Pebble Beach is America's St. Andrews.

The tree has long been the logo for Pebble Beach Golf Links. Standing on its rocky cliff for over 250 years, it has become a symbol of toughness and strength. It is now supported by cables and the cliff has been reinforced with the hope that the tree may last another 50 years, and for now, tourists can drive 17 mile drive and stop to appreciate the history of the tree.

So the next time you are out west, don't miss this fantastic tree and the story on how it became associated with one of America's great golf courses.

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