Saturday, December 8

Lexus Day 2: Dinner With Peter Jacobsen and Nick Watney

Editor’s note: I’m at Pebble Beach for the 2012 Lexus Champions for Charity as a guest of Lexus. This is another installment in an ongoing series.

The Mission Ranch owned by Clint Eastwood.
ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT DURING AN event filled with incredible highlights was a Friday night dinner with Peter Jacobsen and Nick Watney at the Mission Ranch in Carmel. The Lexus folks arranged and hosted the dinner, and there were about a dozen of us seated around the table on the toasty patio. Peter and Nick were seated directly across from me so I could easily chat with them and ask them anything.

The restaurant and property are owned by Clint Eastwood, and Peter shared some fun stories about his stays there when he played in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am during his early days on the PGA Tour. Then we very nearly had a brush with the Hollywood icon at dinner. Clint was spotted in the restaurant and Peter wandered off to find him and say hello. (They’re longtime friends.) However, Peter was unable to persuade Mr. Eastwood to make a stop at our table since he was on the way out.

The dinner-table conversation covered a lot of non-golf topics, including college football, Notre Dame and much more.

I almost hated to bring up golf, but once I did Peter and Nick were easy to talk to and great company. I plan to recap parts of that conversation later and hopefully share a few of the many hilarious stories that Peter told.

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