2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Picks: Buy Jason Day & Kevin Streelman Entering Round 2
Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images. Pictured: Jason Day
- Tom Hoge leads the field after Round 1 of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but there's value to be found further down toe odds board.
- Jason Day and Kevin Streelman posted solid underlying numbers and are worth targeting before Round 2 begins.
- Continue reading for a full best bets breakdown of the tournament as we head toward the weekend.
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|Andrew D. Putnam||+3300|
|Min Woo Lee||+5000|
|Mito Guillermo Pereira||+10000|
|Bo Van Pelt||+30000|
More than 300 golfers went off across three courses on the Northern California coast on Thursday as the professionals and amateurs teed it up for the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Everyone from World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay to actor Bill Murray had their eyes set on a title as they began their opening rounds.
I’ll keep my focus on the pros this week, but we are sure to see plenty of golf shots throughout the week from the celebrities too. The best golfer in all of the field by score on Thursday was Tom Hoge, who continued to show his love for Pebble Beach with a bogey-free 9-under 63. He was especially spectacular after he turned to the front nine, and reeled off six consecutive birdies from holes three through eight.
While his round was lower, we may ultimately be more impressed by the 8-under 64 posted by Seamus Power on the more difficult Spyglass Hill. He also made it through his round bogey-free and closed with four straight birdies of his own on the only course where the field played over par for the day.
Lastly, over on Monterrey Peninsula, many of the stars of the week gathered to start on the easiest of the three tracks. Patrick Cantlay posted an early 6-under round, but would eventually be bested by a surprise 7-under 64 by Jonas Blixt.
Now, all of the players will rotate courses, creating another potential edge in the markets just from a course difficulty standpoint as we look for best bets heading into Friday.
Jason Day +2400 (FanDuel)
This to me is the most logical place to start any added bets to the card going into Friday. Jason Day shot another solid round at Pebble Beach with a 4-under start to his week and gained strokes in every metric on the day. It totaled to 2.32 strokes gained tee to green, with better than a stroke of those coming on approach. I am always looking for ball striking from the Australian, and it seems he has found something with his new swing, which is exciting for all of golf.
I’ll buy in early on Day at odds that feel a bit long with the lack of winning experience at the very top of the leaderboard, and the great history Day has at this event. He now heads to the easiest course at Monterrey Peninsula for day two, where I expect him to make a move to be in the mix with the leaders going into Saturday’s third round.
Kevin Streelman +5500 (FanDuel)
I’ll stick with the theme of players having success in this event as once again Kevin Streelman and Larry Fitzgerald hold the Pro-Am lead through the first round. These two have been a force in this event, and it seems to have helped Streelman as he has consistently produced results at this tournament.
Streelman started his week at Monterrey Peninsula and opened the week with a 4-under round. He will now roll over to Spyglass Hill, where he has had a good amount of success in recent years, despite it being the more difficult course. Streelman has averaged better than two shots under par at Spyglass across the last few years of this event and another round in the 60s would be a great result for him before heading to the final rounds at Pebble Beach, where he has been fantastic.
Buy Lanto Griffin
As of this writing, there are no odds for placement positions or matchups available, but one player I wanted to point out going into Friday is Lanto Griffin. He was a popular name to start the week, and came out of the gates slow on Thursday, but he seemed to find something down the stretch. Griffin closed with three-straight birdies to finish his round at Monterrey and he will head to Spyglass looking to move up the leaderboard.
I’m not quite bullish enough to pull the trigger on an outright, but I think we could likely see some decent odds for a Top 20 if the books post them prior to the start of the second round.