AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am betting tips: Top tips
Putting a pound or two Phil Mickelson’s way at Pebble Beach is a no-brainer. I know he missed the cut last week but, given how close he came to winning the Desert Classic, I’m surprised to see him at 28/1.
The 48-year-old is still surprising with his intensity and Pebble Beach is a tournament and venue that is very close to his heart.
Dustin Johnson comes here on the back of winning the Saudi International and, like Phil, is always in and around the leaders in this tournament.
His course form over the past few years is an incredible 2-3-41-4-2-MC-5. Combine that with his victories in 2009 and 2010 and that would normally be enough for you to be steaming in.
But DJ blew the US Open at Pebble Beach when Graeme McDowell claimed the title in 2010 and hasn’t won here since. He will be on the premises but you’ll have to decide if 6/1 is too short for you.
Jason Day similarly loves it on the Monterey Peninsula and, at 10/1, he seems to be better value.
He’s done everything but win on this trio of courses having achieved the following between 2013 and last year: 6-MC-4-11-5-2.
Tied 5th at Torrey Pines last time out and firmly in the top 20 of every other event he’s played this season (take out the Hero Challenge), he’s obviously trending in the right direction.
Was it an illusion or were there some chinks of light in Jordan Spieth’s tied 35th at Torrey Pines?
Yes, the Texan faded away somewhat after an opening 65 but that was the second time in consecutive weeks he’d put together a low round and he just needs four of them at the same time.
This may seem a bit illogical but I just can’t help continuing to back him at prices around 25/1. It’s just too big for a player of his class and form, as they say, is temporary.
Eventually he is going to click once more so why not at Pebble Beach, where he won in 2017 and finished 7th and 4th respectively in 2015 and 2014? He’s never finished worse than 22nd here.
Chez Reavie, second last year and in fine form so far this season thanks to top fives at the Sony Open and last week in Phoenix, is also of note at 25s.