The Commodores will open their third season of the Scott Limbaugh era this Friday through Sunday at the Pebble Beach Golf Links and the fourth annual Carmel Cup. For the first time in the four-year history of the event, all three rounds will be played at Pebble Beach, one of the world's most famous and recognizable golf tracks.
Also different this year is the format, which will be a 54-hole stroke play event with six golfers counting five. Past formats have included medal-match play and a mixture of stroke play and match play.
"The start of the season is always fun and to be able to do it at Pebble Beach is special," said Limbaugh. "Our message to the team is that this is a new year with new parts and a new identity to be had. The challenge is always to get the sum of all the parts to make a greater whole. We want to build on the foundation that has been laid and push ourselves to new levels."
Competing with the Commodores this weekend is Texas Tech, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, and TCU. Vanderbilt and Texas Tech, the original two participants in the Carmel Cup, will serve as co-hosts.
Pebble Beach, located on the Monterrey Peninsula in Northern California, is the yearly host to a PGA Tour event, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, and has played host to five U.S. Opens and four U.S. Amateurs.
All eight teams will begin the Carmel Cup Friday morning, with 18 holes being played each day on Pebble Beach on Saturday and Sunday. Live hole-by-hole scoring can be found on golfstat.com throughout the weekend.