AT&T Pebble Beach

This week’s PGA tournament sees the players assemble in one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, Pebble Beach.

This is for the hugely popular, and “star studded”, event that is the AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM.

Once again this week the players are joined by various known/unknown golfing celebrities who will, generally speaking, try their hardest not to get in the way of their professional counterparts.

And after last week’s agonising play-off loss at Torrey Pines, hopefully the PGA Tour will be a little more generous to us this time around.

AT&T Pebble Beach: The Tournament

A standing dish on the early season schedule, the AT&T sponsored Pebble Beach (Pro-Am) is one of the oldest events on tour dating back to 1947. The Pro-Am aspect, given we’re in California, has long given the tournament some celebrity glamour with a host of big showbiz names teaming up with the pro’s. Held early in the year, and played right on the shores of the Pacific, the event has often fallen foul of the weather, but when the sun shines, and wind is calm, the event is a firm favourite with players and fans alike.

Prizemoney $8.7m ($1.4 to the winner)

Field 156

72-Hole Record 265: Brandt Snedeker (2015)

18-Hole Record Pebble Beach: 62, Tom Kite (1983), David Duval (1997), Patrick Cantlay (2021). Spyglass: 62, Phil Mickelson (2005), Luke Donald (2006). Monterey: 60, Sung Kang (2016)

Course winners taking part Peter Jacobsen, Davis Love, DA Points, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker, Vaughn Taylor, Jordan Spieth, Ted Potter, Nick Taylor, Daniel Berger.

Highest-ranked OWGR players in field Cantlay (4), Spieth (15), Berger (16), Fitzpatrick (25), Kisner (36), Rose (39).

2021 Result
-18 Daniel Berger ($15
-16 Maverick McNealy ($91)
-15 Jordan Spieth ($23)
-15 Patrick Cantlay ($8.50)
-14 Paul Casey ($17)
-14 Nate Lashley ($151)

Recent Winners
2020: Nick Taylor
2019: Phil Mickelson
2018: Ted Potter Jr
2017: Jordan Spieth
2016: Vaughn Taylor
2015: Brandt Snedeker

AT&T Pebble Beach: The Course

The tournament will return to a three-course rotation after using only two in 2021. Golfers will rotate through Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course) before finishing at Pebble Beach on Sunday. The yardages of the three… Pebble Beach is a par 72, measuring 6972 yards, Spyglass Hill is another par 72, coming in at 7041 yards, and the one par 71 among the three is the Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course) at 6957 yards. In terms of difficulty, Monterey rates the easiest to score on, and Spyglass the hardest. The weather can be a factor, but if conditions are good then players can, and will, shoot low numbers.

AT&T Pebble Beach: The Weather 

A virtually bone dry week is forecast with a daily precipitation forecast of 10%-0%-0%-0% over the course of the tournament. Temperatures will be cool, in the mid-60s, with some cloud cover during the week. Maximum wind speeds during the event will be reach just 6-8mph.

AT&T Pebble Beach: Value bets

These are two value bets from the Golf Insider. Members receive all of his best bets for all markets – win and each-way, Top 10, Top 20, Round 1 Leader and 3-Ball groups. He covers every tournament on the PGA and European Tours.

Kevin Kisner $44 with TopSport

Kisner has started off the year with two excellent efforts in Hawaii (8th in the ToC, 3rd in the Sony Open), and as a regular in the Pebble Beach line-up, I expect him to perform well this week. All aspects on his game looked to be in good working order in those two, season-opening events, and this week’s field in California isn’t the strongest – given a few high profile defections to the Asian Tour. As a result, Kisner looks great value to me and I rate him as one of the value picks of the week.

Joel Dahmen $95 with TopSport

Dahmen was a first time winner on the PGA Tour in March of last year (Puntacana Corales Championship), and he’s someone who has a good conversion rate of cuts made to high finishes (made 89 cuts, 40 Top 25’s). He’s played at Pebble Beach several times before, with a best finish of 14th in 2020, and should also benefit from this week’s lower-than-average field strength. Dahmen is great from tee-to-green, the key to his success will be his putting – which is the weakest part of his game. A good week on the greens, and Dahmen’s a solid value bet IMO.

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