AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Betting Preview
The PGA returns to Pebble Beach in California this week for the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Thanks to COVID-19, the amateurs are out of the pro-am this year, and so is the Monterey Peninsula course. With the amateurs sitting out this season, the tournament will only be played on the Pebble Beach Golf Links and the Spyglass Hill Golf Links.
Following the withdrawal of Dustin Johnson from the tournament early this week, the favorite at Bovada Sportsbook is Patrick Cantlay at +700. Cantlay has had a solid start to 2021. In his last tournament, the American Express in late January, he finished second, one shot behind tournament winner Si Woo Kim. At last year’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Cantlay tied for 11th.
Cantlay tops oddsboard for Pebble Beach tournament
Following Cantlay on the odds list at Bovada are Daniel Berger at +1500 and Jason Day and Paul Casey, both at +1600.
Berger is coming off a disappointing performance at last week’s Phoenix Open, where he missed the cut. In his previous two tour events, he posted back-to-back top-10 finishes.
Casey tied for 12th last week at the Saudi International and has one European Tour win this season, at the Omega Dubai Classic at the end of January.
Day has had a terrible time on the course so far in 2021. He started the year by missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and followed that up by missing the cut again at the Phoenix Open.
Last year’s winner seeking first top-10 finish of season
The defending champion of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am is Nick Taylor. He also missed the cut in Phoenix last week and is still looking for his first top-10 finish this season. At Bovada, he is a +6600 underdog to win again at Pebble Beach this week.
In Phoenix last week, Brooks Koepka finished atop the leaderboard, but he won’t be in the field this week at Pebble Beach. The top finisher from Phoenix in this week’s field is Jordan Spieth, who tied for fourth. Spieth, who won at Pebble Beach in 2017, is listed at +1700 at Bovada this week and could be worth taking a flyer on if he’s finally finding his game again.
Mickelson listed at +4000 to become six-time champ
Along with Spieth and Taylor, there are several other former Pebble Beach winners in this week’s field. They include five-time champion Phil Mickelson at +4000, two-time winner Brandt Snedeker at +6600, Vaughn Taylor at +15000 and Jimmy Walker at +40000.