Cam Davis has improved each time at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The Aussie missed the cut in 2018. It’s tough to learn three new courses all at once.
Davis was able to make it to Sunday in 2019, finishing T-59th. He climbed to T-38th in 2020 and T-14th in 2021. Davis did not appear in 2022.
If not for an opening 2-over 74 in round one at Spyglass Hill, Davis would’ve contended a couple years ago. He bounced back for 5-under 67, 69, and 68 at Pebble Beach to climb up to the top 20. Monterey Peninsula was not in the rotation that year due to pandemic restrictions.
Davis enters the week off of a pair of missed cuts in the last two events. I like him to bounce back and revert back to the form he was in prior.
Last fall, he took T-37th at the Shriners Children’s Open, T-29th at the ZOZO Championship, T-13th at the CJ Cup, T-7th at the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, T-38th at the ISPS Handa Australian Open and T-32nd at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Davis also knows how to win on the PGA Tour having done so at the 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
The 27-year-old ranked ninth on the PGA Tour last season in holes per eagle (105.4). He was 35th in driving distance (308.5), which isn’t a huge advantage this week, but can help in spots.
Davis was also 50th in strokes gained per round on approach (.269). He was ninth in average proximity from the fairway (29’4”) so if he can give himself lots of chances perhaps hitting shorter clubs off the tee, I like Davis to get back in the money this week and be a factor on Sunday.