The Pebble Seashore Professional-Am will look lots completely different than it has in years previous for quite a lot of causes. Gone is the three-course rota and newbie portion of the occasion, and it apparently took with it a good-to-strong discipline. Dustin Johnson withdrew from the match late on Monday night, which leaves this occasion a bit missing on the subject of star energy. This implies the course will grow to be the star, which, if you’re at Pebble Seashore for per week, isn’t a foul factor.
Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at this week’s contest, with odds and prop bets offered by way of William Hill Sportsbook.
What: Pebble Seashore Professional-Am
When: Feb. 11-14
The place: Pebble Seashore Golf Hyperlinks and Spyglass Hill Golf Membership — Pebble Seashore, California
Three issues to know
1. Spieth, Spieth, Spieth: With D.J.’s scratch, Spieth has grow to be the singular headliner on this discipline due to what he did final week (T4) and what he is carried out right here prior to now (gained in 2017). He’ll as soon as once more be below the microscope in a means he was form of slipping away from over the previous few months. Although we will be unable to inform what his trajectory for weeks or months, a two-tournament development will really feel (and will probably be) much more substantial than only a magical week in Phoenix.
2. Any letdown? Pebble is in a bizarre spot today. It gives a pure break earlier than Riviera and the Genesis Invitational subsequent week (large occasion), which leads into the Florida portion of the schedule and on into the Masters. It is also going to really feel like a little bit of a letdown because it pertains to followers given how a lot enjoyable (and the way comparatively crowded) final week’s Phoenix Open was. The result’s a discipline energy of 194, which is akin to the 3M Open or Sanderson Farms Championship. That is unlucky, particularly with it being extra alluring with no six-hour rounds, but it surely does present alternative for the Will Zalatoris’ and Sam Burns’ of the world to go get that win they have been sniffing for some time.
three. Masters invitations: We’re simply eight weeks (!) from the 2021 Masters, and a win right here will get anyone (if they are not already certified) into the primary main of 2021. Rickie Fowler is amongst these not already certified for Augusta, and he is additionally on this discipline following a disappointing missed reduce in Phoenix. The unintentional good thing about eradicating a participant (D.J.) who had a 25 % likelihood of successful the match is that you just open up a life-changing door even wider to the remainder of the sector.
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Grading the sector
Despite the fact that D.J. is out, there are nonetheless some good names and a few younger studs to regulate. The headliners listed here are Paul Casey, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger, Jason Day and Will Zalatoris. However I am perhaps extra curious about a crew that features Akshay Bhatia, Sam Burns, Andy Ogletree, and Maverick McNealy. They’re all a part of that crowd that may actually pop with among the greater stars absent from the sector this week. Grade: C
Pebble Seashore Professional-Am picks
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