Moe says the weather dampened the grabs for tourist dollars. IMO it was the normal high prices and lack of major celebrities at Pebble Beach. Traffic outbound in the evenings at 156 & 1 was heavier than usual.
Early signs are attendance and possibly ticket sales fell at this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Rain at the PGA Tour event did more than occasionally stop play — it kept many guests in their hotel rooms or, worse, at home.
“I totally attribute it to the weather,” said Moe Ammar, president of the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.
Ammar said he heard from locals who decided to watch the tournament at home because of the weather and guessed the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics also kept people indoors.