Rocking a sizable $7.6 million purse, the PGA Tour shifts to the west coast as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is on the horizon. Conditions may get sloppy with rain in the forecast from Friday through Sunday, leading to a potentially even more unpredictable tournament than usual. With past champs, eager hopefuls, and Happy Gilmore-like internet sensations ready to tee it up in Monterey, who has the best odds and value going into this weekend? Join us as we dig into some golf betting odds to give you some of the top favorites and value picks to back in our AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am betting preview.
The Favorite: Dustin Johnson (+550)
Fresh off a two-stroke win at the Saudi International last weekend, DJ heads to Pebble Beach to play an event he’s won twice. A repeat winner in 2009 and 2010, while it’s been some time that Dustin’s won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he was a runner-up finish a year ago to Ted Potter Jr. (+12500). He’s the world’s No. 3 ranked golfer, and a return atop the Pebble Beach podium doesn’t feel out of the question
The Consistent Performer: Jason Day (+900)
Ranked 12th in the OWGR, J-Day carded a T5 finish at Torrey Pines two weekends back at the Farmers and comes into the Pebble Beach Pro-Am rested and ready to go. A runner-up in 2018 with a 14-under effort, Day has been ultra-steady at this tournament over the years. Going back to 2013, Day has finished within the top 6 four separate times (six tournaments total). He’s come so tantalizingly close that we’re sure (much akin to Rickie at the Waste Management Phoenix Open) that many at the betting window will feel this year is the year he finally gets over the hump at Pebble Beach.
The Four-Time Champ: Phil Mickelson (+2500)
A winner at Pebble Beach in 1998, 2005, 2007, and 2012, only Mark O’Meara can say he’s won this tournament more times than Phil. A surprising missed cut at the Waste Management Open doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence for Phil’s backers, but he’s been a runner-up finisher at this event two of the last three years. Hopefully Lefty has put that disappointing finish in Scottsdale behind him as he’ll head to a course that he’s played so well at through the years.
The Internet’s Favorite Golfer: Ho-Sung Choi (+35000)
He’s the most entertaining golfer that you’ve only ever seen on the internet. Now, as he’s set to make his PGA Tour debut, the world will get to see the glory that Choi and his – well unorthodox isn’t near the word we’re looking for – unique swing and antics bring to the game. Choi, the 45-year-old South Korean rapidly making an impressive name for himself despite being ranked 194th in the world, remarkably didn’t start golfing until he was 25. While you can’t help but laugh at his antics after hitting and putting, the man has game to burn and will have your eyes glued to the TV. Perhaps no longshot will be bet on more often this weekend than Ho-Sung Choi, and here’s to hoping his grand PGA Tour debut is as memorable as it is profitable.