Golf tips: Our trader’s 3 best-value plays for AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am gets underway on Thursday

Jim Furyk Sony Open January 15, 2021


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The PGA Tour continues this week with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, although this year’s event will be played without the traditional Pro-Am format due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Monterey Peninsula course has therefore been removed from rotation and action is set to only take place on the Spyglass Hill course and the iconic Pebble Beach links.

PPTV’s Justin Kenny caught up with Paddy Power Golf Trader Iain McLaughlin to preview the tournament, which we’re paying eight places for.

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Harold Varner III

HAROLD VARNER played really well in Phoenix after a relatively quiet period. He was 13th last week, ranking fifth on strokes gained from tee to green and ninth in strokes gained on approach.

Approach play is going be very important around Pebble Beach this week. It always is with very small greens – they’re actually the smallest greens on tour so they’re very difficult to hit. A lot of players are going to be missing the green so strokes gained around the green, when you’re scrambling, has to be up to a high standard this week.

Varner ranked sixth in that scrambling field over the last three months so that’s encouraging. As with a lot of the players I am putting up at the moment, you’re just looking for a good week on the greens at a big price and I think he can do that this week.


Harold Varner III Mayakoba Golf Classic December 3, 2020

Doug Ghim

DOUG GHIM came onto the tour kind as one of the sponsors’ invites around 18 months ago after a good runners-up finish in the US Amateur in California – which is where we are this week.

He’s made a good start this year and was fifth at the American Express, then followed that up with 37th in a really strong field at the Farmers Insurance Open.

So far in his early career, he looks to enjoy to test of a coastal course. Towards the back end of last year he had a 14th-place finish at the Bermuda Championship and an 18th-place finish at the RSM Classic – both coastal courses.

I those two key stats that are needed to contend this week, he’s ranking really highly over the last two to three months span, so I think he can go well at a price.


Doug Ghim The American Express January 3, 2021

Jim Furyk

JIM FURYK is still a top quality player and, if you remember over the last 10 to 15 years, Furyk has been a real US Open specialist. It’s not going to be as difficult this week, as they make the course a little bit easier than normal US Opens, but any time there is a premium on hitting fairways and greens consistently Furyk is always going to enter calculations.

He is ranking highly in all the key tee to green stats needed to get contend. Over the last 24-round span of the field he is fourth in fairways gained and 10th in greens in regulation gained.

He’s into his 50s now and started life on the Champions Tour really well. He actually won on this course in September in the PURE Insurance Championship. He’s been in good recent form on the PGA Tour, – he shot rounds in the 60s at the Sony Open last month.

Steve Stricker showed last week that the over-50s can still get it done on the PGA Tour, and I think Furyk can do the same this week.

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AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Harold Varner III
Doug Ghim
Jim Furyk

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