The major championships continue to come thick and fast, with this week's US Open taking place on the California coast.
This will be the third American major in nine weeks, following a change to the schedule which saw the PGA Championship switch dates from August to mid-May.
And after a gap of nine years, America's national open returns to Pebble Beach, a venue well-known to many of those teeing-up in Thursday's opening round.
Since 1947, Pebble has annually played host to the AT&T National Pro-Am, which usually takes place in either late-January or early-February.
However, conditions between a course set up to cater for the varying abilities of amateur golfers, will be vastly different to the one laid out to test the game's elite professionals.
Past form and familiarity of Pebble Beach will be a factor during the US Open although, for this week's championship, there will be more rough, narrower fairways, quicker putting surfaces and more challenging pin positions.
One thing that can't be changed easily is the size of Pebble's greens, which remain some of the smallest in top tier pro golf - despite four of its holes having slightly larger putting surfaces than when the course last staged this championship nine years ago.
Since 2010, around 30 yards has been added to its length yet the course is still the shortest on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods, who recently played a round at Pebble where he won the US Open of 2000, said: "I forgot how small the green complexes are. Add a little bit of firmness and speed to them, and they get really tiny."
Pebble Beach Pro-Am History
With regards to Pebble Beach form at the AT&T event, players who have a strong record here include Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson.
Leftie has won the tournament five times, while adding a number of other podium finishes.
DJ is a two-time champion, has twice been runner-up, and once third.
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Jordan Spieth has also emerged victorious here, while Jason Day has done everything but collect a trophy, registering five top-six finishes from his last seven visits.
Just outside the elite of world golf is Brandt Snedeker, another two-time champion in the National Pro-Am.
As for those who rarely contest this event, Brooks Koepka was eighth on his only visit, while Rory McIlroy's sole start ended in a missed cut. The Irishman also posted MC here during the US Open of 2010, when just 21 years old.
Justin Rose has a best AT&T finish of tied-sixth from two trips, while Francesco Molinari's only journey to Pebble Beach yielded a missed cut at the US Open almost a decade ago.
Rickie Fowler has not teed-up in this tournament since 2012, while Justin Thomas is another golfer who has failed to survive 72 holes in the Pro-Am.
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This rugged coastal location runs alongside Carmel Bay, which is four miles long, and sits on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula, around 120 miles south of San Francisco.
This will be the seventh time that Pebble Beach has hosted a major tournament - having previously taken centre stage for five US Opens and one PGA Championship.
But despite its iconic status and natural beauty, it's never been known to roll over easily, and will certainly gobble up the ambitions of any competitor who attempts to bite off more than they can chew this weekend. Pebble Beach craves and deserves respect.
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