Another fun weekend in Phoenix is in the books as Rickie Fowler held on to win the WMPO. It was a pretty wild Sunday with rough weather and some goofy incidents on the course. After the week Jordan takes over first place with Kevin sitting slightly behind. A big week from Jon Rahm helped Rob jump into 3rd place while a good but not great week from Hideki moves Jesse to 4th. Bubba continues to just hang out in 5th but had a good week with Rahm. So far, albeit early, all 5 guys have made the cut this year, will this be the week it ends? Find out with the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am PGA OAD Picks.
|Last Week $||$221,283||$113,600||$163,300||$113,600||$163,600|
|Last Week Pick||Woodland||Hideki||Rahm||Hideki||Rahm|
|This Week Pick||Day||Spieth||Chez||Lashley||Lefty|
Kevin (@KevinsDelight) – Jordan Spieth
Welcome to the Monterey Peninsula. What a beautiful piece of America. Pebble Beach is a must play if you ever get the chance. While Pebble, MPCC, and Spyglass are TREMENDOUS properties, the event itself isn’t a great watch! You see far too many celebrity shots and not enough PGA TOUR action, especially Thursday-Saturday. The field isn’t spectacular but does have big names like DJ, Day, Mickeltits, Spieth, and Kuchar. It’s not uncommon to get a lesser known pro win this thing! Ted Potter, Vaughn Taylor, DA Points, etc have hoisted the trophy after 72-holes in recent years. So taking a long shot won’t hurt. I won’t dig too deep here. I’ve looked hard at Sneds, Kuch, Day, and Spieth. Im hoping Jordan doesn’t command a lot of respect as he’s still searching for his putting stroke. Let’s hope for a HUGE week from a past champion. With that said I’ll be on Jordan Spieth! In the write up last week I chose Hideki but changed Thursday morning to Rickie….Maybe, just maybe we win back to back!!!!
Rob (@AllDayEvery365) – Chez Reavie
A complete wildcard of a weekend means I’m going nowhere near the big names. After a quiet top 5 in Phoenix last weekend, Chez comes into Pebble after last year’s second place finish. He’s gained strokes off the tee and approach in each tournament this year so far, and is actually gaining strokes around the green. With the wet weather, I’m expecting Chez and his approach game to keep him towards the top of the leaderboard.
Bubba (@bdentrek) – Phil Mickelson
Yep, I am going with the man I took at this event last year. I know Mickelson is coming off a really bad missed cut at the WMPO, but let’s be honest it looked like he gave zero craps about playing on Friday. He returns to the AT&T, to a tournament he plays in basically every year. A tournament that he has dominated in years past. Phil has made 19 of 22 cuts with 10 Top 10’s and he’s won the tournament 4 times. Last season, even when he wasn’t playing well Phil put in a solid second place finish to go with another second 2 years ago. It’s a risky pick but I’ll be going with Lefty this weekend at Pebble.
Chet (@AtomicBets) – Jason Day
From one of my favorite events on Tour in Scottsdale we turn to one of my least favorite events in the Pebble Beach pro-am. But alas, I still have to make a selection and am again going safe with Day. Against everything I believe in this week, I’m throwing out stats on this pick and going with my GUT. Just like Kevin (@kevinsdelight) had a revelation in the dentist office waiting room about Rickie last week, I think Day finally breaks through here. To use another approach I generally hate “HE’S DUE!!!”. So there you have it. Screw strokes gained and let’s hope that putter gets hot.
Jesse (@DFSGolfGods) – Nate Lashley
This is a great week to take a long shot in my opinion. My pick will be Nate Lashley. I’m hoping he can be the Ted Potter of last year and make a run at the title, but I would settle for a nice top 10. I really don’t think burning one of the elite players this week is optimal with the 3 course rotation and weather forecast. He also has the course rotation I want to target with MP on Friday when winds are scheduled to be the worst.