Which Celebrities Are Playing The 2023 Pebble Beach Pro-Am?

The familiar faces teeing it up in the popular the PGA Tour event in California

Images of Gareth Bale and Bill Murray takes shots
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The Pebble Beach Pro-Am takes place across three courses in California and has 156 professionals teeing it up alongside the same number of amateurs. That includes 34 celebrities comprising tournament regulars and those less familiar to the occasion. 

One of the most notable in the latter category is Welsh footballer Gareth Bale. The 33-year-old recently announced his retirement from the game and is a huge golf fan who has a handicap of 2. That has led to speculation that his next career move could involve golf, with one betting industry expert  offering odds of just 5/1 that he turns professional.

He certainly hasn’t been slow to immerse himself in the game in recent weeks - last week, he impressed World No.3 Jon Rahm in a pro-am before the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. The Spaniard said Bale "has no business being that good at golf". Given such high praise, Bale will surely be one to keep an eye on in the tournament taking place at Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula and Spyglass Hill this week.

One of the veterans of the tournament is Hollywood actor Bill Murray and the 72-year-old returns this year. Meanwhile, another big name in the field is Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, a keen golf fan who, as well as investing in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s TMRW Sports, also took part in an all-American football edition of made-for-TV exhibition tournament The Match last year. Allen is joined by another high-profile name from the sport, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Josh Allen takes a shot at the 2022 American Century Championship in Nevada

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Like Murray, actor and comedian Ray Romano is another regular at the tournament, and he returns this year. Meanwhile, there are more high-profile names from the world of acting including Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott, who honed his ability on his dad’s golf course growing up, End of Watch star Michael Pena and Ozark's Jason Bateman.

Jason Bateman takes a shot in the pro-am before the 2022 Genesis Invitational

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Musicians also feature, with US rapper Macklemore playing for the second year in succession, Hootie & The Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker appearing and country music’s Eric Church in the field too. Other names to look out for include celebrity chef Thomas Keller, who also played last year, and another returning player, Golf Channel reporter Kira K Dixon.

Celebrities will pair up with a pro and play better ball for three days over the three courses and hope to make the cut, where the top 25 teams go through to the final round at Pebble Beach.

Below is the full list of celebrities competing in this year’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Pebble Beach Pro-Am Celebrities

  • Illenium
  • Josh Allen
  • Will Arnett
  • Bret Baier
  • Gareth Bale
  • Nate Bargatze
  • Harris Barton
  • Jason Bateman
  • Eric Church
  • Kira K. Dixon
  • Josh Duhamel
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Pau Gasol
  • Macklemore
  • Thomas Keller
  • Charles Kelley
  • Michael Peña
  • Pat Monahan
  • Bill Murray
  • Lukas Nelson
  • Chris O’Donnell
  • Jake Owen
  • Buster Posey
  • ScHoolboy Q
  • Ben Rector
  • Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Ron Rivera
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Ray Romano
  • Darius Rucker
  • Alex Smith
  • Steve Young
Mike Hall

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.