AT&T Pebble Peach Pro-Am Round 4 Odds & Picks: Why Mickelson Is Favored and Best Matchup Bets
Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images. Pictured: Phil Mickelson
I wasn’t quite sure we would get to this point with Phil Mickelson ever again, let alone so quickly. Not even after winning last year’s edition of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, not even after finishing in third place in Saudi Arabia last week.
But here it is anyway: Mickelson is currently the betting favorite to win.
According to GolfOdds.com, Lefty hasn’t been a pre-tourney favorite since the 2014 Valero Texas Open, when he shared that honor with Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson, only to have longshot Steven Bowditch come out on top that week.
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There’s likely been a time since then when Mickelson has been the favorite through 54 holes, though in each of his two PGA Tour victories during this time — last year’s AT&T and the previous year’s WGC-Mexico Championship — he came from behind in the final round, so perhaps this is indeed “new” old territory for him.
Pebble Beach Pro-Am Picks & Predictions: Best Round 4 Bets
At +155 to win outright, the best thing about Mickelson’s chances for a sixth career win at Pebble on Sunday is the fact that the title might already be considered a three-horse race.
Nick Taylor (+185) holds the lead at 17-under, followed by Mickelson one stroke behind and Jason Day (+300) two strokes further back.
It would take either a massive fade from these three or a Herculean effort from the likes of Matt Every, Kevin Streelman or Peter Malnati — or both of these things — for the winner to not come from this top trio.