Now that the 2016 Super Bowl has passed the sports fans of the world can now put some of their attention on the upcoming PGA event as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament begins this Thursday the 11th of Feb. thru Sunday the 14th 2016 at Pebble Beach, California.
This golf tournament will bring together some 12 of the top 25 players in the World of Golf rankings, and thus the experts believe the field has plenty of talent that will create an exciting tournament for the golf fans of the world. Now if your one to Bet on Golf at a sportsbook, then we are providing you with what we think are some of the favorites and sleepers so you can consider for your wagering choices for this weekend tournament that begins this Thursday from the West Coast.
First, let’s take a look at a couple of the favorites in this tournament by starting with B. Snedeker who has won this tournament last year as well as back in 2013. He’s a 35 year old golfer from Nashville and certainly with his past record is the primary favorite to win this 2016 Pebble Beach Pro-Am and have 2 consecutive wins in this event. Then to add to that golf fans must remember that in the last season’s event her at Pebble Beach he set the course record of 265!
Many fans think Snedeker is just a country boy, but he sure displays his talents for golf when playing in these tournaments on the West Coast of the United States. We think he is ready to another time at this event which since he has won this event 2 times already in the ultimate 3 years of the event.
The 2nd favorite of our choice is J. Speith presently consider 1 or the World’s top golfers and as usual he’s a fan favorite, and that seem to increment his desire to win. Last golf season he won 2 major titles and that appears to only wet his appetite, as to date on his ultimate 3 tournaments he has finished in the top ten, and no worse than 7th in those events.
Fans should remember that he was selected as the PGA Player of the year for 2015 and started this season with a 1st win in mid January at the Tournament of Champions sponsored by Hyundai. Plus the fact that he appears in a good position to be the 1st golfer of this season to win consecutive events.
Then we come to a couple of sleepers with the 1st being good ole P. Mickelson who at his age love to play in these West Coast tournaments with the sunny days of California in the early days of this season.
Yes, he’s 45 years old and holding, and native of California, specifically San Diego and in his past years he has performed well at Pebble Beach including 4 wins at this world famous golf course. Many would like to believe that those wins were many years ago in his younger years, but let us tell you that his ultimate win in this event was in 2012 when he finished under par at 17 and won the tournament by 2 strokes over the opponents.
Many of the tournaments early in this season have seen the experts pick Mickelson as a sleeper, but we believe that this is 1 tournament this season that fans should not overlook him.
Then there’s the World’s No. 3 ranked golfer in J. Day who started this new season somewhat slow as he finished the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at 10th and followed that at the Farmers Insurance Open being cut at the 2nd round this January 2016. Here again we feel this Australian golfer should not be counted out, as he has a world of experience when competing with golfers like Speith and Snedeker. Plus he has performed quite well here at this Pro-Am and in his ultimate three events her he finished in the top 10 on 2 occasions. Then remember that he is also 1 of the game’s best putters on the greens, as witnessed by his tour average for putting strokes gained at .912 which could be crucial if he makes it to the final round in this event.
Finally we have a long shot who was a winner on 3 occasions at this Pebble Beach Pro-Am in V. Singh the 52 year old golfer who very easily could be a contender in this event that ends on Valentine’s Day 2016.
We are aware that the last time he won this event was backs some 11 years ago in 2004 and then place 2nd in 2008, but with his renewed game plan in his ultimate 3 events he has finished no higher than 44th for those events. Plus, in his 2015 season he entered 23 tournaments and missed the cut on 7 of those events. But all of that was last season, and he’s on the comeback trail so bettors beware!