2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Top 10 Power Rankings

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Pebble Beach, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Monterey Peninsula, Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach Golf Links, PGA Tour, FedEx Cup
Matt Fitzpatrick, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Matt Fitzpatrick missed the cut in his debut on the Monterey Peninsula at the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It seems as if he’s gotten the hang of things around here ever since.

The Englishman carded 69-71-72-68 (-4) to take T-12th at the 2019 U.S. Open and finish just three shots outside of the top three.

Fitzpatrick returned in 2022 for the Pro-Am and took T-6th. He posted 3-under 69 at Pebble, 4-under 67 at Monterey Peninsula, 3-under 69 at Spyglass Hill, and 68 back at Pebble to finish five off the pace. He was fifth in the field in sand saves (77.78%) and T-25th in driving accuracy (74.55%).

He was also third in bogey avoidance (12.7%) and third in scoring average (69.217).

He’s usually off playing DP World Tour events this time of year in the Middle East. Instead, the 28-year-old has been resting since taking T-7th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

That was his fourth straight top-13 worldwide going back to 2022.

One key for Fitzy this week will be to keep from getting starstruck. He’s a big soccer fan who will be teaming up with Welsh soccer star Gareth Bale for the pro-am.

I expect Fitzpatrick to be on the attack this week and maybe have the opportunity to park the bus on the back nine, to borrow a term from the pitch, and coast to victory.

It was a career year last year for the reigning U.S. Open champion. It’s time to see if he can replicate it.