2020 Pebble Beach Pro-Am odds, keys stats: Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson headline unique event

Dustin Johnson, left, watches as Phil Mickelson tees off
Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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After a rowdy weekend in Phoenix the PGA Tour heads to the Monterrey Peninsula for another popular event, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Dustin Johnson is the +650 favorite at the Westgate SuperBook, while Phil Mickelson (30/1) is the defending winner of the three-course event.

Johnson, who has won twice at Pebble Beach, was also runner-up to Graeme McDowell (40/1) last week in Saudi Arabia. Mickelson tied for third in Saudi Arabia last week, his first top 10 since winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last year. In addition to his win, the five-time champion has recorded a T2, T65 and T2 in his last four trips to the Monterrey Peninsula.

Joining Johnson, McDowell and Mickelson this week are Patrick Cantlay (12/1), Jason Day (20/1), Paul Casey (20/1), Matt Kuchar (25/1) and Brandt Snedeker (20/1), among others.

While the unique event featuring short-yardage courses often leads to low scores, keep in mind that the leader or co-leader after 54 holes has gone on to win 11 times since 2000.

Pebble Beach Pro-Am format

The Pro-Am event consists of two golf tournaments — an individual stroke-play tournament and net best ball of pro-am teams.

Celebrities and former pro athletes this season include Peyton and Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Wayne Gretzky, Bill Murray, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Larry The Cable Guy and more.

The individual event features a 54-hole cut with three courses in rotation. Top 60 and ties will make the cut and play the final round at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Only professionals may compete in the individual competition part of the tournament. Amateurs are restricted to playing only in the pro-am team competition. The top-25 pro-am teams plus ties make the cut after 54 holes for that separate competition.

The courses

Pebble Beach GL (Yards: 6,816. Par: 72)
2019 difficulty: 12th-hardest
Short distance, small greens (poa annua grass)

Spyglass Hill GC (Yards: 7,035. Par: 72)
Difficulty the past four years: 20th, 16th, 26th, 16th

Monterey Peninsula CC (Yards: 6,958. Par: 71)
2019 difficulty: 22th

Key stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Par 5s: Gained
Proximity Gained: 100-150 Yards
Strokes Gained: Around The Green

Recent winners

2019: Phil Mickelson -19
2018: Ted Potter Jr. -17
2017: Jordan Spieth -19
2016: Vaughn Taylor -17
2015: Brandt Snedeker -22
2014: Jimmy Walker -11

2020 Pebble Beach Pro-Am betting pick

Jimmy Walker to finish in the top 30 +290

Walker is looking like a popular DFS play this week and it’s easy to see why. He is the 2014 Pro-Am winner and has six finishes of T11 or better here over the last decade. Walker has been erratic with his driver, but the shortness of the three courses gives value to Walker’s irons instead. He has gained strokes on approach in each of his events this year.

2020 Pebble Beach Pro-Am odds

Outright odds provided by the Westgate SuperBook; Golfers listed 200/1 or shorter

Dustin JOHNSON 13/2
Patrick CANTLAY 12/1
Jason DAY 20/1
Paul CASEY 20/1
Matt KUCHAR 25/1
Brandt SNEDEKER 20/1
Matthew FITZPATRICK 25/1
Viktor HOVLAND 30/1
Branden GRACE 30/1
Jordan SPIETH 30/1
Graeme McDOWELL 40/1
Kevin KISNER 40/1
Daniel BERGER 40/1
Russell KNOX 40/1
Cameron CHAMP 40/1
Alex NOREN 50/1
Max HOMA 50/1
Adam HADWIN 60/1
Chez REAVIE 60/1
Scott PIERCY 60/1
Kevin NA 60/1
Lucas GLOVER 60/1
Jim FURYK 60/1
Tom HOGE 60/1
Kurt KITAYAMA 60/1
J.B. HOLMES 80/1
Vaughn TAYLOR 80/1
Kevin STREELMAN 80/1
Scott STALLINGS 80/1
Pat PEREZ 100/1
Nate LASHLEY 100/1
Adam LONG 100/1
Patrick RODGERS 80/1
Aaron WISE 100/1
Sung KANG 100/1
Nick WATNEY 100/1
Andrew LANDRY 100/1
Harry HIGGS 100/1
Charley HOFFMAN 100/1
Lanto GRIFFIN 125/1
Cameron DAVIS 125/1
Jimmy WALKER 125/1
Beau HOSSLER 125/1
Maverick McNEALY 125/1
Nick TAYLOR 125/1
Xinjun ZHANG 125/1
Joel DAHMEN 150/1
Chesson HADLEY 150/1
Wyndham CLARK 150/1
Cameron TRINGALE 150/1
Matthew NeSMITH 150/1
Mark HUBBARD 125/1
Brandon WU 150/1
Kiradech APHIBARNRAT 150/1
Jason DUFNER 150/1
Keith MITCHELL 150/1
Adam SCHENK 150/1
Matt JONES 150/1
Harold VARNER III 150/1
Henrik NORLANDER 150/1
Charl SCHWARTZEL 200/1
Kevin CHAPPELL 200/1
Doc REDMAN 200/1
Zac BLAIR 200/1
Sean O’HAIR 200/1
Ted POTTER JR 200/1
Brandon HAGY 200/1
D.J. TRAHAN 200/1
J.J. SPAUN 200/1
Brian STUARD 200/1
Aaron BADDELEY 200/1
Brian GAY 200/1
Michael THOMPSON 200/1

Notable matchups

Patrick CANTLAY +140
Dustin JOHNSON -160

Paul CASEY -110
Jason DAY -110

Matthew FITZPATRICK -120

Branden GRACE +110
Brandt SNEDEKER -130

Graeme McDOWELL +110

Daniel BERGER -110
Russell KNOX -110

Adam HADWIN -110

Lucas GLOVER -110
Chez REAVIE -110

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