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Clay Walker Returns to Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

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For the fourteenth year in a row, Clay Walker will return to the 2011 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the beautiful California coast. The tournament will air on both cable and network TV during the second week of February.

Over the past 14 years, the country star has seen a lot, but what’s the Pro-Am antic he remembers best? “Probably the one that sticks out most in my mind is George Lopez crowd surfing during the tournament,” Walker tells Taste of Country.

When asked whether he would rather win a Grammy or a major golf tournament, Walker admits, “I would rather win a major golf tournament because there are no politics in it — your score is what it is.”

As for his favorite memory from the all of the Pro-Am tournaments he’s been in, Walker says that “having to birdie the eighteenth hole to make the cut … and doing it” is it.

To date, the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has raised over $85 million for charity over the last 60 years. Walker hopes to raise money and awareness for his Band Against MS (BAMS). He was daignosed with MS in 1996, but has been in remission ever since.

Other celebrities taking part in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, taking place from Feb. 7-13, include Bill Murray, Michael Bolton, Tony Romo, Kevin Costner, Kenny G, Kurt Russell and Ray Romano, along with some of the world’s top golf professionals. The last celebrity that Walker was mistaken for at Pebble Beach was Mark Wahlberg, but he assures us: “I’m better looking.”

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