On the heels of a thrilling week at TPC Scottsdale, the PGA Tour will be heading back to California for the annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, starting on February 11. This blockbuster Golf betting event will feature some of the biggest names in the game, including 12 of the World’s Top-25 golfers, looking to make a lasting impression in the event. Here’s everything you need to know about this event, complete with our own online sportsbook free tournament picks for all you enthusiastic Golf lovers.
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2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament Odds Information
Where: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach
When: February 11-14, 2016
2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Overview
This year’s event marks the 73rd time we will be having the prestigious Pebble Beach Pro-Am event after it was first hosted by Bing Crosby in 1937. The 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be held on three courses for the first three days: Pebble Beach Gold Links, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, and Spyglass Hill Golf Club.
In total, 156 golfers will be paired with 156 amateur celebrities to form 52 two-man teams for the highly anticipated event. After 54 holes, the 25 best Pro-Am teams will advance to the PGA TOUR final, along with golfers that have the top-60 low scores. Over the four days, two trophies are will be on the golf betting lines: the individual title, where the pros will be recognized with a normal PGA Tour win, and the pro-am title.
As earlier mentioned, Golf’s biggest names are expected to grace this event. Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, both in the World’s Top 3, will be at the event after a week off, along with the defending champion, Brandt Snedeker, who is notably coming off his incredible win at the Farmers Insurance Open. Other household names like No. 5 Bubba Watson, No. 7 Justin Rose, No. 8 Dustin Johnson, No. 9 Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson.
Then, of course, there is the celebrity-studded cast that will participate in the Pro-Am, including but pop star Justin Timberlake, award-winning actor Mark Wahlberg, baseball superstar Josh Donaldson and venerated country singer Toby Keith, along with other musicians like Huey Lewis, Kenny G and Jake Owen. Below is a guide on how to catch all your Hollywood and golf stars in their glory during the four-day event:
- Day 1: Thursday, February 11th – First Round
TV: Golf Channel
Time: 3 PM – 6 PM ET
- Day 2: Friday, February 12th – Second Round
TV: Golf Channel
Time: 3 PM – 6 PM ET
- Day 3: Saturday, February 13th – Third Round
TV: NBC, Golf Channel; NBC
Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM; 3 PM – 6 PM ET
- Day 4: Sunday, February 14th – Final Round
TV: Golf Channel; NBC
Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM; 3 PM – 6:30 PM ET
2016 Golf AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Best Favorite Picks
After setting a course record of 265 one year ago and winning this event in 2015 and 2013, Snedeker certainly warrants the confidence that he could become the 16th man to win multiple titles at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Not to mention, the 35-year-old pro golfer notched a top-25 in 2011, something that should motivate him for a strong show in this course he knows so damn well, and has excelled at repeatedly.
While Snedeker is a favorite for bettors that love repeat winners, Spieth is the man to beat, as far as good form is concerned. Unlike Snedeker who struggled at the recent Waste Phoenix Management Open, Spieth is as hot as ever, coming off incredible top-10 performances in three world tour tournaments over the past four weeks, including the eight-stroke win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Mid-January. Some questions can be rightfully raised in regards to his short rest, but for a man that has shown the ability to breeze through back-to-back tournaments, Pebble Beach shouldn’t be a biggie. After all, the World No. 1 has never missed out of the top-25 in his three starts, including a No.7 finish last year, meaning he knows his way around the Pebble Beach.
Like Snedeker, Johnson is a two-time champ at Pebble Beach (plus an oh-so close performance in 2010 that almost handed him a third title). In addition to those wins, the World No. 8 has recorded four other top-10 finishes at Pebble Beach, including a tie for No. 2 in 2014 and a tie for No. 4 in 2015. If he can find his stoke early in the tournament, he’ll definitely figure among the best finishers this week, if not claim the win altogether.
2016 Golf AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Best Sleeper Picks
The World No. 3 has not had the best of starts this year–finishing tied for 10th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and getting cut at the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open also in January—but that doesn’t mean he cannot find his game this week. To his advantage, he’s collected two top 10 finishes on this course over his past three outings and is well-aware of how to deal with the likes of Spieth, things that could easily motivate him for a strong performance in this event that will be used by many to assess his true value in the 2016 golf betting lines.
Though written off by many due to his advanced age, the 45-year-old Mickelson is still among the best in the game. And to further boost his reputation, he’s had plenty of success in Pebble Beach, boasting of four wins in this illustrious golf course—including a 17-under par finish with a two-stroke margin of victory in 2012—while notching several other solid performances and wins in the sunny California area. If history holds true, this year should be no different for the still live-wire lefty that hails from San Diego.
2016 Golf AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Best Longshot Picks
He has posted four straight top-15 finishes at Pebble Beach (including a win in 2014) and is coming off an impressive tied-for-fourth finish at the Farmers Insurance Open.
In addition to having a stellar rookie year in 2015 that constituted eight top-10 finishes (including that thrilling come-from-behind win at the Phoenix Open last February), this young American has had a hot start to his year, finishing third in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions last month.
If you saw how this Scottish golf sensation commanded a victory in the WGC-HSBC Championship event last November, you know well enough to trust that this outstanding short-game player could be up for something huge at Pebble Beach.
He won at Pebble Beach in 2004 (I know that’s a while back), and had second-place finish in 2008 (still not recent), but old is gold, or so I hear among my golf buddies.