One of three favorites for the AT&T Pebble Beach is two-time (2009,2010) winner Dustin Johnson. Johnson also held the US Open lead at Pebble Beach in 2010, before collapsing with a final round 82 (a 76 would have been good enough to win). In spite of some spectacular crashes in Majors, Johnson is an enormous talent, who has won eight times on tour since 2008. His most recent was the WGC-HSBC Champions last fall. Johnson is in at 12/1.
Jason Day has been one of the best players on the planet the last couple of years, but has gone largely unnoticed because his record has largely been one of near-misses. He won the Byron Nelson in 2010, but since has collected: a t2 and 3rd at the Masters, a pair of t2 at the US Open and a t8 at the PGA Championship. He has a pair of sixth place finishes at Pebble Beach. That also has him in at 12/1.
Phil Mickelson, who has won four times, is the third in the 12/1 club. It is hard to bet against a four time winner, especially one who continues to play at the top of his game.
Hmmm. Has Tiger been back to Pebble Beach since he lost in the Sunday showdown with Phil in 2012?
Hunter Mahan is another player who always seems on the verge of a breakout, Major winning season. With top-16 finishes in last three trips to Pebble Beach, including a solo second in 2011, the punters have him at 16/1.
I find it hard to believe that last year’s winner, Brandt Snedeker is just at 25/1.
One thing’s for certain: none of the amateur, camera hogging “celebrities” will finish in the top 50.
The remainder of the odds to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am is below.
|Rafael Cabrera -Bello||50/1|
|Bo Van Pelt||100/1|
|Sang Moon Bae||125/1|
|Davis Love III||175/1|
|Ted Potter Jr.||300/1|
|Miguel Angel Carballo||500/1|