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US PGA Tour: AT&T Pebble Beach National – Feb 6th-9th

Pebble Beach – par 72 and 6,816 yards
Monterey Peninsula – par 70 and 6,867 yards
Spyglass Hill – par 72 and 6,953 yards

So we stay on the West Coast and have the Pro-Am AT&T National which is played over 3 courses, with Pebble Beach used again for the final Sunday round

Full details can be found on the PGA Tour website here > PGA Tour Website

Pebble Beach Golf Links

These are short courses but not necessarily that easy – they can be tamed of course but if the wind blows then obviously the scores rapidly rise

Pebble Beach is the shortest on Tour but has very small protected greens and thus can be hard to really rip apart – if it’s calm then you can get 65s round here. Monterey is fairly straight-forward with easy to find greens but putting is key here; Spyglass can be much trickier as it’s tighter

There are certain players who do well here and are all popular this week – there are also some who are in good form and a few who may suddenly find their form and they are the ones to cash in on if we get it right!

Been close but not quite spot on yet and will be annoyed if some I backed last week go on to play well this week so I will stick with some of those:

Hunter MAHAN > top ball striker, 3 good efforts here in last 3 years and was 2nd in 2011 – nothing to think he hasn’t got a great shout this week although he hasn’t really nailed this event in the last decade as you would think he might – best of the top order in the market for me however, 18 on BF

Matt EVERY > slow start last week but finished well; played here last 4 yrs and 3 top 30 efforts, doesn’t feature too often but can score well and may shoot a low enough round to get amongst them, 75 isn’t overly generous but will do

Jason KOKRAK > the 6’4″ Canadian has had 4 good finishes in his last 6 events (all top 20s), smacks it miles and if he sinks a few putts, he could score really well and be a surprise package here. top 10 2 yrs ago, MC last yr, in really good form, 70 on BF

James DRISCOLL > had some reasonable finishes and although stats don’t add up to much, could be a useful dark horse here as noticed him improving recently, 120 on BF

Matt JONES > couple of previous good efforts here and in fine form recently – good chance for another Aussie to nick some glory and MJ to step up a level, decent player and should do better so hopeful of a good week here if he can find some greens well, 50 on BF

Will keep an eye on a few others such as William McGirt, Brendan Steele, Justin Hicks, Snedeker and Kevin Na

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3 Comments

  1. Walker now 6 shots clear (almost at end of 3rd round) so will be hard to catch but Mahan lies 2nd, with Jones and Kokrak back at -3, Driscoll -2 so good efforts from them and only a few back of the places

  2. Mahan faded with a level par final round, 6th finally – Kokrak 19th, Driscoll 35th, Jones 45th

    Jimmy Walker held on to win his 3rd event in his last 8, after 187 tour events with no win!

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