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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Expert Picks

Excited for what Jason Day can do this weekend.

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Tournament Information:

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Date: February 8th – 11th

Course: Pebble Beach Golf Links – Spyglass Hill Golf Course

Purse - $1.3MM

FedEx points – 500 to winner

2017 Winner: Jordan Spieth (-19)

Course: Pebble Beach Golf Links built in 1919 by Harold Sampson, this tournament consists of one round on each of the three courses

mPebble Beach GL – This par 72 6,816 yard course was built in 1919 and designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, this course has a fun mix of the water and the cliffs. The dance between the water on one side and rough on the other makes this one a challenge for players.

Monterey Peninsula CC – This par 71, 6,958 yard course opened in 1926 designed by Bob Baldock and Jack Nevillein, this course is quite the change from Pebble Beach in that it’s lined with trees and much more condensed.

Spyglass Hill GC – this par 72 6,858 yard course was designed by Robert Trent Jones this course dances along the coast as well with some scenic views of the water. It is known for the first five holes which will test the golfers right off the start.

My Starting 4:

Pat Perez. 4th in FedEx Cup ranking, Pat has been among the best golfers on the circuit recently. Across 6 tournaments he has 4 top 10 finishes. Add to this his track record at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am where he finished 4th in 2015, 41st in 2016 and 14th last year.

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Jason Day. My first Jason Day pick of the year. The reason I am picking him? He is the ONLY golfer who has landed in the top 20 here the last three years. He was 4th in 2015, 11th in 2016 and 5th last year. Currently 10thin World Golf Ranking, he has finished in the top 12 in all 3 appearances this season. He is 28th in strokes gained around the green, 6th in strokes gained off the tee and 25th in strokes gained putting.

Matt Jones. The 2001 Arizona State Grad has a great track record here. He has not had the best start this season with 4 missed cuts and no finishes in the top 25, with that said, he has finished in the top 25 each of the last 3 years here - 7th in 2015, 11th in 2016 and 23rd in 2017. Matt has a great driving game (26th in strokes gained off the tee) but his approach and putting game more than offsets that.

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JB Holmes. Golf’s newest heel after taking 4 minutes to hit a shot on the final hole at the Farmers Insurance Open seemingly to throw Alex Noren off his game, JB is quite comfortable at Pebble Beach Golf Links where he has finished in the top 25 each of the last 3 years.

My Bench 2:

Brandt Snedeker – The 2015 winner here has had a good track record. He finished 35th in 2016 and then 4th last year. This year he has one missed cut, one top ten finish and three top 30 finishes across 5 tournaments. His forte has been in strokes gained around the green where he’s 10th on the tour right now.

Patrick Reed. Top 30 finishes each of the last 3 years here, Patrick has 4 top 25 finishes and one missed cut across 7starts this season.

2018 Stats:

Starting 4: Avg Finish 40.8th place (33rd percentile)

Bench 2: Avg Finish 41st place (33rd percentile)

Poll

Which Star Golder will do the best this weekend?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Jordan Spieth
    (18 votes)
  • 13%
    Phil Mickelson
    (13 votes)
  • 56%
    Dustin Johnson
    (54 votes)
  • 11%
    Jon Rahm
    (11 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now