"This is the best tournament in the world," Jack Lemmon once said of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. "I've played them all and this is the best."
There never used to be any question about such a thought. Raised as Bing Crosby's Clambake, the event had a certain mystique around it -- maybe it was triple-threat combination of big-time golfers and big-time celebrities playing on big-time courses -- that made it one of the most anticipated tournaments of the PGA Tour season.
These days the event falls two weeks after another pro-am, the Bob Hope Classic, and has seemingly taken a backseat to some of the more "important" tour stops.
Which brings up the question: Is the Pebble Beach Pro-Am still a top-tier PGA Tour event?
ESPN.com's Bob Harig and Golf World's Ron Sirak debate the issue.