A PGA Tournament Preview of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM at Spyglass Hill GC & Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, CA. StatementGames alternative Fantasy Golf, play for FREE and WIN CASH Rewards.
When: February 11- 14
Where: Spyglass Hill GC & Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, CA
TV: Golf Channel – (Thursday) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Friday) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Saturday) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
(Sunday) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
CBS – (Saturday) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Sunday) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Designer: Jack Neville and Douglas Grant (1919) Arnold Palmer and Thad Layton (2016 renovation)
Yardage: 7,075 Yards
Greens: Poa annua – Fairways: Winter ryegrass
Course Record: 61 – Hurly Long (2017)
Player Field: 156 Players
Purse: $7,800,000 Million
Winner’s Share: $1.404 Million
FedExCup Points: 500 To Winner
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM – 3 PGA Players To Watch
Nick Taylor – returns to Pebble Beach this week. Last year he led wire-to-wire and took down Phil Mickelson on a blustery Sunday to win by four strokes. The victory was the Abbotsford, B.C. native’s second on the PGA Tour. Making him the first of his generation of Canadian men to win twice on the game’s biggest stage. That’s one ahead of fellow Canucks Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, and Corey Conners. But Taylor didn’t have much opportunity to needle his pals before a worldwide pandemic set in.
“There wasn’t a lot of time for bragging rights right after I had won, and then when I came back in the summer everyone was whooping me,” Taylor said. “But to get a second win, and kind of back up that first one, meant a lot to me, proved that I could do it again.”
Jason Day – his track record here is always going to be the first thing that’s easy to see. Day has not finished worse than 5th here in each of the past four years. Throw in two more Top-6 finishes, a missed cut, and an 11th in the four years prior to that, and it’s clear Day loves to tee it up at this event.
Given he’s coming off consecutive missed cuts, a return to Pebble Beach may be what he needs. Slow greens that are comfortable to his eye will help after he was -2.62 in Strokes Gained. Putting last week in what cost him a weekend tee time. Can’t imagine his putter stays that cold at this venue, because the rest of his game has been improving.
If like experience and a horse for the course, backing Phil Mickelson as an underdog makes sense.
There probably aren’t too many more big finishes for Mickelson on the PGA Tour. However play close attention to a course like Pebble Beach. At this place where he’s had four Top 3’s in the past five years. He has also won twice in the past decade.
Distance isn’t going to be an issue for Mickelson. Watch him crank down the clubs and be more accurate. Accuracy for Phil will enabling that short game we have grown to love.
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM Tournament & Fantasy Golf Predictions
PGA Tournament Preview Facts
- September 1929 – Pebble Beach hosts its first “Major”: the U.S. Amateur. Field favorite Bobby Jones ties for medalist honors but loses his first 18-hole match.
- January 1958 – For the first time, television covers the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. Bing Crosby hosts the broadcast of the final round live from the 18th green.
- June 2000 – The U.S. Open returns for the 100th playing of the championship. Tiger Woods captures the trophy, besting his nearest competitor by 15 strokes and tying the lowest 72-hole score ever in the national championship.
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- 10 PT Pick: Alexander Noren Vs Jason Day – Jason Day (Best Finishing Position)
- 9 PT Pick: Phil Mickelson Vs Russell Knox – Phil Mickelson (Best Finishing Position)
- 8 PT Pick: Nick Taylor Vs Stewart Cink – Nick Taylor (Best Finishing Position)