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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach, CA
The PGA Tour heads to Pebble Beach this week, but unfortunately, all the firepower that teed it up in Phoenix failed to make the connecting flight. "The good news is, Dustin Johnson, fresh off a win overseas, will be present." That's what I wanted to write, but news came out Monday night that DJ will also be skipping this week's event.
For those that took an early look at the odds, you were probably flabbergasted to see DJ sitting at 4-1 before he withdrew. We haven't seen odds like that since the early 2000s, when Tiger Woods ruled the golf world. I was curious to see how things would play out with such a heavy favorite, but alas, we will not get that opportunity.
The field this week, which more closely resembles a major-tweener in the middle of the summer than a typical AT&T Pebble Beach field, is ripe for the picking. This could be one of those weeks in which someone finally breaks through for his first PGA Tour win. This isn't an easy course, however, and the conditions aren't going to be great, so whoever comes out on top will have earned it.
Patrick Cantlay (10-1)
It seems odd that anyone would come in near 10-1 when there's a 4-1 favorite on the board, but considering