Since 1947, Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted the AT&T Pro-Am, which offers a unique format on the PGA Tour. For three days, teams made up of one professional and one amateur golfer compete over three courses, with the top 25 making it to Sunday’s final round with the Pro-Am title on the line.
For the first three rounds, players rotate between Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club. The cut for the professionals’ tournament also comes after the third round, with all participants playing on Sunday at Pebble Beach.
The only course that doesn’t play to a par 72 is the Shore Course, which is a par 71 layout. Pebble Beach is the most famous of the three, widely considered one of the most picturesque courses in the world, offering spectacular views of Carmel Bay.
The defending champion is Daniel Berger, who ran in a 30-foot eagle putt on his final hole to defeat Maverick McNealy by two shots with an 18 under par 270. Last year’s event was played without spectators or amateurs, with play taking place only on Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill and the cut coming after the more traditional 36 holes.
Last week’s event was the Farmers Insurance Open and was held 440 miles to the south at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Luke List won his first PGA Tour title in a sudden-death playoff over Will Zalatoris with a birdie on the first playoff hole after Zalatoris barely missed a birdie of his own that would have given him the win in regulation.
Patrick Cantlay, who finished third in the 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and is the reigning FedEx Cup champion, is the favorite at +700. The fourth-ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) also tied for 11th in 2020 and is making just his third start of the season after top 10 finishes at the Sentry Tournament of Champions to begin the calendar year and the American Express two weeks ago.
The defending champion is next in the odds at +1100, with Berger also playing in his third event of the year and is coming off a tie for 20th in the Farmers Insurance Open. In his only other start, the 28-year-old member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team came in fifth at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and is ranked 16th in the OWGR.
Will Zalatoris has odds of +1800 to be able to shake off the disappointment from last week and come away with a win at Pebble Beach. Jordan Spieth, who has top ten finishes in the past two AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am events and Jason Day, with five consecutive top tens in the event, have odds of +2000.
After a rough stretch of play, Justin Rose finished in a tie for sixth place last week and is at odds of +2200, just ahead of Cameron Tringale, who recorded a top ten last year at Pebble Beach and is at +2500. McNealy, after a pair of top five finishes in the AT&T the past two years, has odds of +2800 to break through for his first Tour win.
In an appearance that should attract some attention from the Golf Channel and CBS broadcast teams, Peter Jacobsen is in the field at the age of 67 as he returns to the site of one of his seven PGA Tour victories in 1995. He is listed at the longshot odds of +1,000,000 to become by far the oldest winner in the history of the PGA Tour.