Here are some of the names to watch out for this week at Pebble Beach. There’s some good all round value to be had and best of luck!
Dustin Johnson is going to start favourite from 8/1 and you cannot argue. Every time he tees it up he’s quality and he was the Winner here in 2009 and 2010, close again in 2014 and 2015 and looks made for the place. Don’t forget though Pebble is also the site of a heartbreaking loss to Gmac in the US Open and those demons are still waiting to be exorcised on this track.
Doc’s Top Five Each Way Bets
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
It’s all or nothing with Sneds at Pebble Beach. Winner here in 2013 and 2015 and rotten besides! In that last win two years ago, he went -11 on just the par-4’s with that pop-putting stroke working a dream. No surprise so that Brandt was T5 in the putting stats on his way to a T9 at Torrey Pines a couple of weeks back and rested and ready he’s worth a look each way.
Justin Rose 20/1
Justin has started the season excellently with a solo second at the Sony Open and T4 last time out at The Farmers and looks to have a new found confidence with the putter. The flatstick was also the star of his debut last year when finishing an impressive T6. In the form to win.
Adam Hadwin 50/1
If you’re looking for value and willing to take a chance on a debutant try Adam Hadwin. For me you have to be a great putter to contend at Pebble Beach and he is about as good as they come. He’s been in the top-10 in the putting stats in his last three starts. One of those was at the Career Builder where he shot a 59 in the third round. Tore through the field last Sunday in Phoenix with a 66 to finish T12.
Shane Lowry 50/1
Third visit to Pebble for Shane and though he hasn’t contended at the business end, the foundations have been there. On his debut Shane hit 59 greens, last year he hit 51; both good enough to be in the top-10 GIR in the field. The problem was and still is putting, he just needs one good week with the blade. T2 in the GIR stats last week in Phoenix and finished T16. Fingers crossed the putts fall in.
Pat Perez 55/1
Beware the injured golfer! Double P was forced to withdraw from his home open last week after his shoulder injury threatened to flare up again but it was mostly precautionary and he should be good to go again this week. T4 last time out at the Farmers and T2 at the TOC to kick off the year where he left off by winning at Mayakoba. T4 here in 2015 and T7 in 2014 and is one of those guys who will revel in the Pro Am format.
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Sung Kang 150/1
Always watch out for guys that miss a tonne of cuts then suddenly shoot the lights out! Sung Kang rebounded from three MC’s for a T12 in Phoenix which included a 74 in round three. He also led the field in birdies with 22. Knows the course and was T17 last year.