Moe missed it with his gloomy outlook back on June 13.
Still, I saw bigger crowds on Memorial Day.
At Lattitudes restaurant in Pacific Grove, “We had our best week in history,” said owner Tene Shake. People walked to the restaurant from nearby hotels, some with reservations, some not.
Unlike 2000, the tournament went into the early evening this year to accommodate an East Coast prime time TV audience. That meant diners were coming in later, Shake said; even at 11:30 p.m., Lattitudes was still half-full.
The fact that busing to Pebble Beach was provided by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce was a key factor, Shake said.