The PGA Tour’s most postcard-friendly event is here in the form of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Get ready for those picturesque views. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is here, and with it, comes the breathtaking shots of host courses Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Monterey Peninsula.
The 156-player field will take on each of these courses in the first three rounds before the top 65 and ties play Pebble Beach on Sunday.
They all play under 7,000 yards for a par 72. The fairways are fairly wide and the greens, albeit small, are soft to accommodate the amateurs.
Shotlink stats are only counted at Pebble Beach. Fortunately, this is the last week for a while where a PGA Tour event is split between venues.
These great layouts will be the star of the show as the field lacks star power.
Only one top-five player in the world and two in the top 10 are here. No Tiger, no Rory, no Brooks, no JT, etc.
Defending champion, Phil Mickelson, is here, but I couldn’t quite squeeze him into my top 10.
Shorter and longer hitters can thrive here as driver off the tee is only needed on a handful of holes.
The early weather forecast looks dry and sunny with cool temperatures in the 50s and 60s. It looks like it will get gradually breezier as the tournament goes on with 10-15 mile per hour gusts on the weekend.
That’s not grinder weather, but solid ball strikers always have the advantage here.
Let’s get into the top 10 as the West Coast swing marches on.