PGA Tour Brunch - Opening Round at Pebble Beach
@PGATourBrunch Previews Today's First Round at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
AT&T brand ambassador and 2017 champion Jordan Spieth returns for his ninth start at this jewel event. Spieth is coming off a T-4 at last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Nick Taylor will attempt to become first player to successfully defend his title at the event since Dustin Johnson in 2010. DJ withdrew from this event earlier this week.
Five-time AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am champion Phil Mickelson is trying to surpass Mark O’Meara for most wins in tournament history.
Five of the top 30 in the FedExCup standings are in the field this week, led by tournament odds-on favorite Patrick Cantlay (3), Stewart Cink (10) and Si Woo Kim (13). Cantlay, in addition to being the highest-ranked player in the field in the FedExCup standings has earned an Official World Golf Ranking (No. 11) and he’ll make his fifth start at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (T-9/2013, T-48/2017, T-35/2018, and T-11/2020).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament will be held without the traditional pro-am format this year.
Editor’s Note: (We’ll target 11am ET for PGA Tour Brunch on Friday).
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
COURSE: Pebble Beach Golf Links (link) and Spyglass
ARCHITECTS: Jack Neville and Douglas Grant
YARDS/PAR: Pebble: 7,051 yards/Par 72; Spyglass: 7,041/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $7,800,000/$1,404,000
DEFENDING Champion: Webb Simpson (2020 Leaderboard link)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS of Event: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points/Winner Share for points: 2,989/500
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup @attproam
TV COVERAGE: Thursday, February 11-and-Friday, February 12: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. Saturday, February 13: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS. Sunday, February 14: 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00pm to 6:30pm (ET) on CBS.
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of Featured Groups on Thursday and Friday from 11:30am to 6:00pm (ET); On Saturday (11:00am-3:00pm ET) and Sunday (11:30am-3:00pm ET, PGA Tour Live will stream Featured Groups. Featured Holes will be streamed Saturday (3:00pm to 6:00pm ET) and Sunday from 3:00pm to 6:30pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Thursday, February 11 - Friday, February 12 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET); Saturday, February 13 (1:00pm to 6:00pm (ET)) and Sunday, February 14: (1:00pm to 6:30pm (ET)) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com).
PGA TOUR TOURNAMENT SITE (link)
Quick Look/Key Information:
Last Week’s Final Leaderboard from WM Phoenix Open (link)
2020 Pebble Beach Pro-Am Results (Nick Taylor Champion) - (link)
Past Winners and Runners-Up at Pebble Beach (link)
Odds & Predictions:
A L👀K at the ODDS and some Predictions for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: (No Amateurs in official play)
Patrick Cantlay 15-2
Daniel Berger 14-1
Paul Casey 16-1
Will Zalatoris 18-1
Jason Day 20-1
Jordan Spieth 22-1
Francesco Molinari 25-1
Si-Woo Kim 30-1
Cameron Davis 33-1
Max Homa 35-1
Sam Burns 35-1
Kevin Streelman 35-1
Cameron Tringale 40-1
Henrik Norlander 40-1
Brian Harman 40-1
Phil Mickelson 40-1
Rickie Fowler 40-1
Brendan Steele 50-1
Matt Jones 50-1
Alex Noren 50-1
James Hahn 50-1
Peter Malnati 66-1
Maverick McNealy 66-1
Harold Varner 66-1
Patton Kizzire 66-1
Nick Taylor 66-1
Chris Kirk 66-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 66-1
Chez Reavie 66-1
Joel Dahmen 66-1
Brandt Snedeker 66-1
Matthew NeSmith 66-1
Michael Thompson 70-1
Doug Ghim 70-1
Yesterday’s TL Wedge Edge: Daniel Berger and Jordan Spieth both deserve a look for your PGA Fantasy game starting foursome. Peter Malnati will be on my team as will Sam Burns.
For PGA Tour One and Done? I’m on Peter Malnati this week at Pebble Beach. Malnati was a T-11 last year at Pebble but is a 66-1 shot this week. If you don’t like Malnati, try Will Zalatoris for a Top 5 finish.
What They’re Saying:
KaMaiu Johnson Gets His Chance (PGATourCom)
A Golfer’s Dream Delayed, But Finally Realized (NPR)
Zalatoris a Top 50 in World (PGATourCom)
Official Pebble Beach Golf Links site (link)
On This Day in Golf:
February 11, 1973 - A 43-year old Arnold Palmer won his 62nd and final PGA Tour title at the Bob Hope Desert Classic, beating out runners-up Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller by two strokes. Palmer calls the victory “his sweetest ever” and told the assembled media, “I hope it’s not as long before my next win” which unfortunately never happened. (Courtesy Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE.)