There is a ton of prize money at stake every single weekend on the PGA Tour, which is why players show up and take to the course with their game faces on. The PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a week-long event where the pros can let their hair down and have a little fun, at least until Thursday rolls around and we get to the serious business. Prior to that, though, we get to see celebrities from other sports, as well as music and movies, take to the course to try and win some money for charity. It’s a fun event that serves as the perfect opener for the weekend drama to follow. Once the competition begins in earnest, the players will play on 3 different courses – Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and the Peninsula Country Club – before finishing up on the fabled Pebble Beach course on Sunday. It is perhaps the strongest gathering of players at any event played this season, so let’s take a closer look at golf betting preview and review some of the favorites for this event.
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PGA AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Event details
Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel).
Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m. (GC), 4-7 p.m. (CBS).
Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (GC), 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS).
PGA Tour Live:
Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (featured groups), 3-6 p.m. (featured holes).
Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (featured groups).
Sunday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (featured groups).
Thursday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 1-7 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com).
Johnson comes into 2018 looking to maintain his stranglehold on his #1 world ranking, and he has certainly started off well enough. Johnson already has a win on the tour this season, as well as second place finish, which means he is already on pace to match or better the 4 wins he had last season. He is always in the hunt, but I think he will need to settle for a top 5 finish this weekend.
The Spaniard left himself with a tough act to follow after finishing the 2017 season in blistering form. Despite how good he was last year, Rahm still only managed 1 tour win, but he has already matched that this year, and you need to like him to have what would be a true breakout season. Rahm is a consistent top 10 finisher on the tour, but I think he will make it all the way to the top of the leaderboard when all is said and done on Sunday afternoon.
Day is currently sitting at #10 in the world rankings, but you know he would like to climb even higher. He is certainly starting out this season strongly enough to do just that, as he already has a win at the Farmers Insurance Open, as well as a couple of tournaments where he just failed to crack the top 10. This is a tough field to go up against, so look for day to be a top 10 finisher here.
2017 proved to be a rough year for the Irishman, as he spent a good portion of it battling injuries. Despite those setbacks, McIlroy was able to deliver 6 top finishes, and we can probably expect more of the same, or perhaps even better, this year, assuming he can stay healthy. McIlroy is still working toward getting back to full fitness, so I am passing on him here.
Spieth is the defending champion at this event and is another player that you need to give a serious look. He will be looking to bounce back after a rough performance last week, where he missed the cut at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix. There is a bit more of a relaxed atmosphere at Pebble Beach, so perhaps Spieth will have a better showing this weekend, although I do not think he will win.
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