Sat February 11, 2006
Kathryn Crosby Returns to Pebble Beach
By Ben Adler
Pebble Beach, CA – The name is synonymous with golf here on the Monterey Peninsula - for 40 years, the area's flagship sporting event was known simply as The Crosby. But in 1986 - nine years after the death of entertainer and tournament founder Bing Crosby - AT&T came aboard as the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am's chief sponsor. Bing's widow Kathryn worried that the tournament would become too corporate and lose its charm so she withdrew the Crosby name from the title and has not been back to the pro-am ever since.
That is, until this week, when Kathryn came to Pebble Beach for the first time in 20 years to see her sons Harry and Nathaniel play in the tournament. KAZU's Ben Adler caught up with her earlier this week at the lodge at Pebble Beach.