AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Best Bets & Key Stats

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PGA TOUR

LAST TOURNAMENT: Waste Management Phoenix Open (Brooks Koepka)

THIS WEEK: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (Par 72, 7,051 yards); Spyglass Hill Golf Course (Par 72, 7,041 yards)
Purse: $7.8 million (Winner: $1.404M)
Defending Champion: Nick Taylor
FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson

Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay. (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

How To Watch: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS). PGA Tour Live: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (Featured Groups); Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups), 3-6 p.m. (Featured Holes); Sunday, 10:20 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups), 3-6:30 p.m. (Featured Holes).

NOTES

  • World No. 1 Dustin Johnson withdrew on Tuesday after winning last week in Saudi Arabia. No. 11 Patrick Cantlay is the highest-ranked player in the 156-player field, with Daniel Berger and Paul Casey the only other top-20 players.
  • The Pro-Am portion of the event was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. Instead of being contested across three courses this year, the event will take place at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, with the cut falling after 36 holes instead of 54.
  • Phil Mickelson seeks a record sixth victory in the event. He played in the final group on Sunday last year but shot a final-round 74 to finish third behind Taylor and Kevin Streelman.
  • Kamaiu Johnson will make his PGA Tour debut after being forced to withdraw from the Farmers Insurance Open following a positive COVID-19 test. Other sponsors exemptions include 19-year-old Akshay Bhatia, 2019 U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree and Davis Riley, who is third in the Korn Ferry Tour standings.
  • Jonathan Byrd took Johnson’s place in the field.



BEST BETS

  • Cantlay (+750 at DraftKings) has four consecutive top-20 finishes including a win at the Zozo Championship and a runner-up in his last start at The American Express. He finished T11 at Pebble Beach last year.
  • Berger (+1400) missed the cut by one last week, breaking a string of nine top-10s in 17 events. He finished T5 in the event last year.
  • Casey (+1400) is making the long trek from Saudi Arabia that Johnson bowed out of. However, he’s one of only three top-20 players in the field and has three consecutive top-12 finishes worldwide.
  • Will Zalatoris (+1800) has five top-10s and two more top-20s in his past eight starts. He has 17 top-20 finishes over his past 19 tournaments including the KFT.
  • Francesco Molinari (+2200) appears to be regaining his form with consecutive top-10s to begin the year. He has relocated his family to California and while he has not played in the AT&T previously, he did tie for 16th at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
  • Jordan Spieth (+2500) hopes to build on his T4 last week. He hasn’t won since 2017, with the first of three victories that year coming at the AT&T.
  • Si Woo Kim (+2800) won three weeks ago and was having a solid Waste Management Open but a pair of 70s over the weekend dropped him to T50.
  • Brandt Snedeker (+10000) has missed three of his past four cuts. He also offers longshot odds and is a two-time event champion.

NEXT WEEK: The Genesis Invitational, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

LPGA Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions (Jessica Korda)
THIS WEEK: OFF.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Gainbridge Championship, Feb. 25-28


Champions Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: Morocco Champions (Brett Quigley)
THIS WEEK: OFF.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Cologuard Classic, Feb. 26-28

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