Here's a great look, with old film footage of the 1929 U.S. Amateur, of Amateur golf's history at Pebble Beach where stroke play qualifying begins Monday.
And as John Fischer reminds us, Bobby Jones losing early in match play led to golf at Cypress Point and Pasatiempo, and an affinity for Alister MacKenzie's work.
As for 2018, Golfweek offers this look at players to watch.
Here is Amateurgolf.com's list of players they're watching.
You can follow scoring at USGA.org.
And their page devoted to event schedule and Fox television times.
Jack Nicklaus, whose son Gary qualified as a reinstated amateur, attended the event dinner Saturday and posed with some current Buckeyes. Nicklaus won the 1961 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach.
Here is the USGA's mood-setter on Pebble Beach: