Sobel’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Matchup Bets: Backing Lefty in Sunday’s Final Round

Feb 10, 2019 10:57 AM EST

Photo credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Phil Mickelson

  • Jason Sobel lists his three favorite matchup bets for AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am's final round, including Phil Mickelson vs. Paul Casey.

Likely playing more defense than offense, today should be a matchup fade of leader Paul Casey against his experienced playing partner — some guy named Phil Mickelson.

More wet weather is expected at Pebble Beach for Sunday’s final round, as Paul Casey tries to stiff-arm the field and claim the victory.

There are a few players standing in his way, of course, and one of ‘em kicks off today’s matchup bets.

Phil Mickelson over Paul Casey (-120)

12:50 p.m. ET

The first time Casey ever played Pebble Beach, it was against Mickelson. This was two decades ago, and Casey was losing their bets so badly, so early in the match, that he pressed a bet of throwing the ball off the seventh tee. (He won that one.)

He’ll have to hit ‘em all today, and while that day shouldn’t have any consequence, it underscores Mickelson’s experience on this golf course. More importantly, at three strokes off Casey’s lead, he will be playing offense while the leader plays a little defense. Lefty makes sense in this matchup.