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2023 ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Preview, Props, Best Bets

Field Level Media
02 Feb 2023, 09:55 GMT+10

The PGA Tour makes the 14th of 44 regular-season stops in the FedEx Cup season at one of the world's most iconic venues with this week's ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The event begins Thursday, with 156 professionals competing with an amateur partner across three courses. The top 60 players and tiesmake the cut for Sunday's final round at Pebble Beach.

Our golf experts provide their tournament preview along with their favorite props and best bets to win.

ATT PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM

Location: Pebble Beach, Calif., Feb. 2-5

Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (Par 72, 6,972 yards); Spyglass Hill (Par 72, 7,041 yards); Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Par 71, 6,934 yards)

Purse: $9 million (Winner: $1.62M)

Defending champion: Tom Hoge

FedEx Cup leader: Jon Rahm

HOW TO FOLLOW

TV: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-7 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS)

Streaming on ESPN: Thursday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ET; Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Streaming on Peacock: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Twitter: @ATTProAm

PROP PICKS

--Viktor Hovland to Beat Matt Fitzpatrick (105 at DraftKings): This tournament matchup pits the top two ranked players in the field, who are both teeing it up for the first time since the Tournament of Champions. While Fitzpatrick did finish T6 last year, Hovland has a deeper track record at Pebble Beach. He is in the event for the first time since his rookie season in 2020 (T38), but Hovland won the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach and finished T12 at the U.S. Open as the low amateur the following year.

--Will Gordon to Miss Cut (150 at BetMGM): After losing his PGA Tour card in 2021, Gordon returned to the Korn Ferry Tour. A three-event stretch last summer with a win and a pair of T5 helped Gordon regain his card and he made eight consecutive cuts to start this season, highlighted by a T3 at Mayakoba. However, he has fallen into a rut since the tour returned to the mainland from Hawaii, missing the cut at The American Express and the Farmers Insurance Open the past two weeks. Gordon did finish post a top-25 in his lone previous Pebble Beach start.

--Joel Dahmen to Win Tournament 3-Ball (185 at DraftKings): While Justin Rose (155) and Thomas Detry (185) have been grinding as they play for the third consecutive week, Dahmen is teeing it up for the first time since The RSM Classic in November. A T5 there was his third consecutive top-10 result. The long layoff is a bit of a red flag, but Dahmen knows his way around these tracks, including a T6 last year.

2023 Prop Picks Record: 4-5-1

BEST BETS

--Matt Fitzpatrick (200 at BetMGM) is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 10 as he tees it up for the first time since a T7 at Kapalua. After opening at 800, Fitzpatrick's odds lengthened slightly as has drawn modest support with 3.2 percent of the total bets and 4.0 percent of the money.

--Jordan Spieth (225) won the event in 2017 and has six top-10s, including finishing second last year after holding a two-shot lead with four holes to play. He's second in the field with 6.6 and 7.6 percent of the action, respectively.

--No. 11 Viktor Hovland (225) scuffled to a T18 at the TOC but did win his prior event at the Hero World Challenge and has enjoyed outstanding success at Pebble Beach in the past.

--Tom Hoge (400) seeks to become the first player to successfully defend at the event since Dustin Johnson in 2010. He has three top-10s in nine starts this season, and has been backed by 4.8 percent of the money this week.

--Maverick McNealy (400) is still seeking his first tour victory, but two of his four career top-fives have come at Pebble Beach. That has led him being BetMGM's biggest liability this week, as McNealy leads with 6.8 percent of the tickets and 16.7 percent of the money.

--Seamus Power (400) is the only player in the field with a win this season, which came at the Bermuda Championship in October. He's the second-biggest liability and was third in both tickets (6.2 percent) and money (7.1 percent).

--Beau Hossler (6600) has been a popular long shot this week. He finished third last year and is the third biggest liability this week with 2.6 and 3.7 percent of the action, respectively.

NOTES

--Among the notable amateurs are retired soccer star Gareth Bale, and NFL quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen. Taylor Moore and Kyle Adams are the reigning team champions.

--This is one of four events on the PGA Tour calendar contested on multiple courses.

--Spieth has won 13 PGA Tour events since the start of the 2013 season, the most of any player in this week's field.

--Ben Silverman is among the sponsor invites after winning on the Korn Ferry Tour last week. Geoff Ogilvy is also in the field at Pebble Beach for the first time since 2017 as a sponsors exemption.

--Five-time tour winner J.B. Holmes will make the second of his 26 starts on a Major Medical Extension. He needs to earn 288.816 FedEx Cup points to retain his tour card.

--Former Oklahoma Sooners star Garett Reband makes his tour debut and is the youngest player in the field at 23.

--Brandt Snedeker holds the tournament scoring record of 265 set in 2015.

--Field Level Media

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