It’s one of the most popular tour stops on the PGA Tour, but who does our tipster think will leave California with the title?
After a somewhat underwhelming week on the tipping front, I am more than happy to leave the Farmers Insurance Open behind and sprint on to one of my favourite stops on the PGA Tour circuit. The Pebble Beach Pro-Am is an intriguing event and one where course form appears to go a long way, so it goes without saying that my three picks this week certainly know their way around our two courses this week. Anyway, before I share with you my golf betting tips, here is all the information you need to know…
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am details
Venue: Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Monterey Peninsula, California, USA
Dates: February 3-6, 2022
Course stats: Par 72; 6,816 yards (Pebble Beach); Par 72; 7,035 yards (Spyglass Hill), Par 71; 6,958 yards (Monterey Peninsula)
Course summary: The field will play one round at each of our trio of host venues this week, before those that make the cut tee it up at Pebble Beach for the final round on Sunday. Monterey Peninsula is perhaps the easier of the three courses, while Spyglass Hill offers some protection from the wind with slightly larger greens for players to attack. The famous Pebble Beach needs no introduction, having hosted multiple major championships over the years. The seaside links is one of the shortest courses on tour, and one of the truest tests of golf management in blustery conditions. The iconic, small, Poa Annua greens require accuracy on approach, with GIR a key measure for success in recent years.
Purse: $7.8 million
Defending champion: Daniel Berger (-18)
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am TV coverage
Thursday: Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 4.30pm
Friday: Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 4.30pm
Saturday: Sky Sports Golf from 4.30pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 11pm
Sunday: Sky Sports Golf from 3.30pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 9.15pm
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf betting tips
Bazza’s Banker: Patrick Cantlay – 4pt win @ 8/1 with Bet365
Cantlay makes a swift return to my tip sheet and also notches up a second selection as Bazza’s Banker in the last three weeks. I cannot resist picking him for a multitude of reasons, the main one of which being that he is collecting top-10 finishes like they are going out of fashion. In fact, his last four performances have seen two wins and two top 10s, and you have to go back to the 2021 Open Championship for the last time he missed the cut.
Cantlay also has strong course form, having finished 3rd here last season and 11th the time before. Interesting pieces of form at the FedEx St Jude also demonstrates he has form on correlating courses, while he also ranks 2nd for SG: Tee-to-green in the last 12 months. He might be a short price favourite, but sometimes you have got to listen to the numbers.
The Each-Way Play: Jason Day – 2pt e/w @ 20/1 with Bet365
Having watched Day closely over the past few weeks, I have a feeling that he has hit form at just the right time. The Australian was 3rd at the Farmers, having missed out on the play-off by one shot, which was his best finish in a regular tour event since the 2021 Pebble Beach Pro-Am. On that occasion, Day finished 7th, but looking back at his course form you can see why this is such an exciting pick.
Day has finished in the top-11 every year since 2015, and even more impressively has finished in the top-5 on five of his last seven visits. The Australian has been plagued with injuries throughout his career, but this place remains a happy hunting ground for him. With that being said, arriving here of a 3rd place finish should give him plenty of confidence to push for a 13th PGA Tour victory.
The (Slightly) Long(er) shot: Maverick McNealy – 1pt e/w @ 28/1 with Bet365
After a runner-up finish at the Fortinet Championship, and five consecutive top-30 finishes, it is clear that McNealy is playing consistently good golf at the moment. A poor final-round took the gloss off of what was a solid display last week, but returning to Pebble Beach where he finished 2nd last season could be the boost he needs to quickly get back on track.
His performance 12 months ago was actually his best finish of the year, which can also be said for the 2018/19 season where he finished fifth in this event. That speaks volumes to me that he likes this venue, and while he may not be the biggest price third pick of the season, I couldn’t ignore him based on form.
For more prices, visit the Bet365 golf page.
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