One of the most iconic golf courses in the world is home to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a PGA Tour event that is held annually during the first week of February in California. In addition to its beautiful scenery, the links contribute to it being voted the No. 1 public golf course in the USA. The greens will be home to many professionals and a few celebrity amateurs when tee times begin Thursday.
At a breathtaking property with three relatively short golf courses, the Pebble Beach tournament features 156 golfers, with the top 60 (and ties) making the cut after 54 holes.
After the third-round cut, the players head to the Pebble Beach course to compete for the win in the final round. On a course with short and narrow surfaces, iron play and putting will be keys to victory.
It’s not the deepest field in tournament history. Many golfers, including Rory Mcllroy and Justin Thomas, are resting for the Waste Management Open the following week.
Without the top nine golfers in the world rankings, Pebble Beach will be filled with contenders for you to wager on. Any golfer who can get hot and stay hot has a chance to be champion, all while taking home a cool first-place prize of $1.62 million. So let’s get into it.
2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Odds
Odds as of February 1
Who is favored to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am?
Two major champions top the betting markets and are favorites to lift the trophy in California. Jordan Spieth (+1100) has had past success at this tournament, winning in 2017 and posting finishes of second, T-3 and T-9 over his last three starts at Pebble Beach.
Matthew Fitzpatrick (+1100), a great shotmaker with an above-average short game, is looking to build on the momentum of his biggest achievements on the tour. Fitzpatrick won his first major at the U.S. Open last June and cracked the top 10 world rankings, currently sitting at No. 10. He will look to improve on his T-6 finish from last year.
An issue with betting on Spieth or Fitzpatrick is their motivation factor. Many believe both players are in this Pro-Am due to mandatory sponsorship requirements from large corporations, including none other than ... AT&T.
Popular Bet: Maverick McNealy: (+1800)
Sports bettors have been placing wagers on this sneaky contender for good reason. Oddly enough, the course is set up well for Maverick McNealy ... very well. The 26-year-old Californian is the son of business mogul Scott McNealy and Pebble Beach is Maverick’s backyard course.
Earlier this week, Maverick recalled playing here to celebrate his 16th birthday. Outside of his familiarity and comfort playing on these links, the American has been lights-out with his putter. McNealy will look for some favorable grandma’s cooking when he tees off late Thursday morning alongside Cody Gribble.
AT&T Pebble Beach Sleeper Pick: Alex Smalley: (+4500)
Smalley will be searching for a bounce-back after a disappointing weekend at Torrey Pines. The six-year pro is looking for his first true breakout weekend and there is no better place to kick-start his career than at a Pro-Am. Smalley posted a scorching -9 final round at the Amex in mid-January and will look to ride that wave into fairways that match his game style.
Concerns for many sports bettors when placing wagers on Smalley – he went to Duke … take that for what it’s worth.
Best Bet: Seamus Power (+2000) Outright & Top-10 Finish (+240)
Power is heading to Pebble Beach with enormous confidence after winning the Butterfield Bermuda Championship in late October, his second win on the PGA Tour. The Irishman seems to be finding his stride at the tender age of 35. He’s been T-5 or better in three of his last five tournaments.
Over the last 24 rounds, Seamus ranks as the top player in the field for courses under 7,200 yards (which all three courses fall under this week). Look for Power to stay competitive throughout the weekend and make enough putts to stay in contention on Sunday.
Pebble Beach Shark Bite
The Pebble Beach Pro-Am field will play alongside a celebrity-packed group of amateurs, including NFL superstars Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen, as well as retired soccer star Gareth Bale.
AT&T Pebble Beach Props
If you’re itching for action and aren’t trying to wait four days to cash futures bets, there are various prop bets throughout tournaments to keep you entertained each round. Keep an eye out for live features available – many sportsbooks offer hole by hole betting, players to make the cut, and head-to-head matchups between groups.
Golf is unique for many reasons, but one of them is the significant number of betting props available at weekly tournaments. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is no different.
Sportsbooks are offering odds on things like whether there will be a hole-in-one, OVER/UNDERs on the winning score for the eventual champion and odds on which players from specific countries will have the lowest score, to name a few.
Like other sports, betting on props is a fun and unique way to enhance your golf gambling experience.
Live Betting is arguably one of the most exciting ways to bet on golf. If the player you placed a pre-tournament bet on is out of the running at any point during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, you can bet on another golfer as the days go by and have another stake in the game.
If there are only a few men in the hunt on the final day, the odds likely won’t be significantly high, but your chances of winning are.
These helpful pages will assist you in handicapping your golf wagers: