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Grammy award winning Christian recording artist and former Liberty golfer TobyMac is one of many celebrities teeing it up alongside PGA Tour professionals at this weekend's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
TobyMac has been teamed up with four-year PGA Tour professional Kevin Streelman. The pair fired a four-under par 68 yesterday on the Spyglass Hill Golf Course, a par-72, 6,833-yard trek. Today, Streelman and TobyMac are slated to tee off on the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course and enter the day tied for 59th in the field of 150 celebrity twosomes.
This year's celebrity field at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am includes long-time fan favorites and actors Bill Murray and Kevin Costner, along with ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman, NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo (Dallas) and Drew Brees (New Orleans) and comedians Ray Romano and George Lopez.
TobyMac, formerly known as Toby McKeehan, came to Liberty as a recruited student-athlete and was a four-year member of Liberty's golf team. TobyMac helped Mike Hall, Liberty's first head coach, start the program in 1985.
While at Liberty, TobyMac, along with Michael Tait and Kevin Smith, formed the Christian rap group DC Talk and toured with the group until launching his own solo performance career in 2001. DC Talk won four Grammy awards and sold more than eight million copies of their albums.
Since embarking on his own solo career, TobyMac has produced three projects, Momentum, Welcome to Diverse City and Portable Sounds, plus he won his first individual Grammy (Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album) for this Alive and Transported live album in 2009. As a solo artist, TobyMac has sold more than two million copies of his albums.