AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am 2018, Betting Preview

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The next stop on the PGA Tour is the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am and a quality field takes to the tee over 3 courses and we take a look for some betting value.

 

The Format and Courses

The event is played over 3 courses with the top 60 players and ties taking part in the final round on Sunday

Pebble Beach par 72 – short with wide fairways but tight greens and exposed to the elements

Spyglass Hill par 72 – tree lined and so offers some protection from the wind but can be a stern test

Monterey Peninsula par 70 – large greens and generally plays the easiest of the 3 courses

Players that go well here are usually good at links golf and it is perhaps no surprise that the same players seem to return year after year. Dustin Johnson heads the betting at 11/2 ahead of the likes of Jon Rahm and Jason Day both recent winners on the PGA Tour.

 

Past Winners

2017 – Jordan Spieth -19

2016 – Vaughn Taylor -17

2015 – Brandt Snedeker -22

2014 – Jimmy Walker -11

2013 – Brandt Snedeker -19

 

Betting

D Johnson 11/2

Mcilroy 10/1

Day 10/1

Rahm 11/1

Spieth 12/1

 

30/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change.

 

Selections

Dustin Johnson win only at 11/2

Johnson must have had nightmares about his 2010 capitulation at Pebble Beach in the US Open final round but such is the way he is playing at the moment that I expect him to put those memories to bed this weekend.  He won his opening event of the year in Hawaii and while he never really threatened in Abu Dhabi I am expecting him to go close at a group of courses that suit his game.

 

Jason Day win only at 10/1

I would not normally go for 2 players so high up in the betting but I really fancy Day and Johnson this week.  Day won the Farmers Insurance a couple of weeks ago and has an excellent record here.  He tends to be a streaky golfer who can hold form and I am going to back him win only this week.

 

Brandt Snedeker each way at 35/1

Snedeker finished top 25 last week which hopefully signalled a return to form.  He now plays a tournament where he has won twice in the last five years and also finished in the top 5 last year. A good player in the wind he won’t mind if conditions get a bit tough on Sunday.

 

Chez Reavie each way at 60/1

Reavie lost out in a playoff to Woodland last week and that result was a culmination of some solid performances.  He does not have much in the way of course form to speak of but tends to be a guy who blows hot and cold and I am happy to have him on my side this week and hopefully he continues his hot streak.

 

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