AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Last week proved almost devastating, 3 picks from the week before nearly delivered but they came 2nd,3rd and 4th so lucky in one way that it wasn’t the winner but disappointing that they delivered a week late. Its been mixed back in the PGA Tour normally my bread and butter but showing modest returns for 2014 so far but hitting places is better than none and 2013 it rewarded me very well.
An interesting event with 3 course coming into play at the Pebble Beach Links Golf Club. The three courses to be used will be Spyglass Hill (SH), Monterey Peninsula (MP) and of course Pebble Beach (PB) which is used twice as the cut is made for the final day on PB. Spyglass is were players should be expecting to go low during the week. PB will play difficult even with easier pin positions with its tight greens making accuracy and good putting a key.
The more relaxed players do well in this as they will playing for 3 days with celebrity of different skills, some have the theory that those who often let their nerves get to them find the Pro-Am format suits them as they remain calm in such a relaxed setting.
It was a close call to go Mahan but I went Mickelson as I felt he is over his back trouble now and this is his last one before he goes on spring break and he loves these events. Speith looks short but he is a talent it will be interesting to see how Dustin Johnson goes he could surprise, at the prices take on Jason Day for the win.
Paddy Power again are paying on 6 places here. Find my Joburg Open picks here
Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Picks
Phil Mickelson 14/1 Various- Multiple winner of multi course pro ams and if over his back trouble, twice price he was for this last year.
Matt Jones 50/1 Paddypower – Had four top 10s in the last 7 starts of 2013 so was going very well. In decent order last week and decent showing last year here including good round on the Sunday.
Justin Hicks 125/1 Betfred- 12th here last year, has played every week of the season so far so is keen. 2nd in GIR and improved his score in each of the four rounds last week.
Aaron Baddeley 100/1 Winner- 4th 6th and 12th the best three years despite some what of a quiet few years on tour for him. Putting has been good so that could prove key this week.
Patrick Reed 40/1 Ladbrokes – 7th here on first go last year and a winner on tour in 2013. Humana Challenge form can’t be seen as a negative.
Those were my Pebble Beach National Pro-Am picks.