2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Betting Preview and Tips
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, Spyglass Hill, California
Pebble Par: 72 / Yardage: 6,816
Purse: $7.8 million with $1,404,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Phil Mickelson
Dustin Johnson starts 6/1 favourite this week after a solo second in Saudi on Sunday and has an incredible record on the peninsula. The question is, can these guys who are travelling through six time zones to get to California to tee it up really perform? Phil Mickelson is also sitting on the runway at 25/1, he defends and he’s hitting even bigger bombs with his new Mavrik driver.
Doc’s Top 5 Best Each Way Bets
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Missed the cut in Phoenix last week and subsequently slipped out a few points to 25/1 in the betting. But showed in a T3 at The Farmers the week before that his putting is still up there with the best on Tour and on three short tracks with good weather promised, everything is in place for Sneds to contend again this year. Twice a winner in 2013 and 2015 and I’ll eat my woolly hat if he doesn’t place!
Jason Day 20/1
Made his 2020 debut at The Farmers where he finished a respectable T16 and showed some good form on the greens. But you feel Jason Day does seem to have lost his star power somewhat with a raft of emerging talent taking the limelight. With poa annua greens all the way, this is the perfect week to remind everyone how good he actually is. The Aussie is an incredible 65 under through 20 rounds in the last five years of this event and has five top-6 finishes in the last seven years.
Branden Grace 28/1
Tipped him last week to a T9 in Phoenix at 55/1 but it may well be worth sticking with Branden Grace at 28/1 for one more week. The recent winner in South Africa carried his form to Abu Dhabi (T17) and onto Phoenix last week. Back beside the sea, with some wind and opportunities on the greens, it should be right up his alley.
Daniel Berger 33/1
Daniel Berger keeps popping up on my radar and try as I might, I just cant ignore him. From top 20 in the world three years ago to his current 144th shows the struggle but after an encouraging start to the year, a T9 in Phoenix last week will have boosted his confidence. T1 in the field in putting there, he travels the 700 miles West to Monterey for the first time since 2015 when he finished T10.
Scott Piercy 80/1
Another of the fortysomething brigade for who this week is less of a “bomb and gouge” affair and more of a short and sometimes tricky test if the wind blows, where good ball strikers and putters prevail. Piercy will be delighted after a T6 last week in Phoenix where he performed well across all three major stats (driving, irons, putting) and with a T10 at Pebble last year, he has to be eyeing this week for a serious payday.
Scott Stallings 100/1
Horse for the “courses” around Pebble Beach having improved his finish across his last three starts here from T17 to 7th to 3rd last year. A journeyman pro by all accounts with the last of three wins coming six years ago at Torrey Pines but anywhere in the top 5-8 depending on the bookies is a win from 100/1 for us.
Long Odds Glory Shot
Kevin Streelman 100/1 almost relies on weeks like this to keep his card on the PGA Tour. Top-20 in his last four visits to Pebble and T7 in 2019.