Horses for Courses: 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

We have quite a few #OnBrand this week at the ol’ Clambake!

I hope you like the new format we’re testing out.

via @ATTProAm

“The Clambake” returns to its full glory in 2022 as it welcomes back amateur players and Monterrey Peninsula Country Club to the three course rotation.


RELATED: Five Things to Know: Pebble Beach Golf Links | The First Look


Pebble Beach serves as the host course as it has every year since 1947. Last year was the first since 2009 that Monterrey Peninsula Country Club was NOT included in competition.

A field of 156 will be cut to the top 60 and ties after 54 holes. All will play each course once and the top 25 Pro-Am teams qualify for the final round at Pebble Beach. Because of the Pro-Am, the setup won’t have slick greens, deep rough or demanding pin positions a la the US Open’s held at Pebble.

The last 10 winners have ranked in the Top 10 GIR and the last seven winners have ranked T2 or better in Par-4 Scoring. On the greens, five of the last six winners have ranked in the Top 5 in Birdie or Better Percentage.

Official Scorecard Yardages – 2022:

Pebble Beach – 6,972 yards, Par 72

Spyglass Hill – 7,041 yards, Par 72

Monterrey Peninsula Country Club – 6,957 yards, Par 71

Let’s find some horses for courses!

Horses for Courses

Recent Winners
entered this week(cuts made/events entered)
Top 10sTop 25s2022 BET MGM ODDS
Win, Top 10, Top 20
    
2021: Daniel Berger (3/3)33+1100; +120; -165
2017: Jordan Spieth (9/9)58+2000; +225; +100
2020: Nick Taylor (5/7)22+8000; +700; +320
2018: Ted Potter, Jr., (2/7)12+75000; +3300; +1100
2014: Jimmy Walker (9/14)57+35000; +2500; +900
2015: Brandt Snedeker (8/14)35+10000; +700; +300
2016: Vaughn Taylor (8/14)24+15000; +1400; +600
    
Eye Catchers
entered this week
(cuts made/events entered)
Top 10sTop 25s2022 BET MGM ODDS
Win, Top 10, Top 20
    
Jason Day (12/12)810+2000; +220; +100
Russell Knox (5/8)13+6600; +550; +275
Cameron Tringale (7/10)13+2500; +240; +115
Kevin Streelman (10/14)47+5000; +450; +180
Matt Jones (12/14)36+6600; +550; +260
Scott Stallings (4/7)23+10000; +750; +333
Brian Gay (9/13)24+25000; +2000; +800
Scott Piercy (5/8)13+15000; +1400; +600
Chez Reavie (7/12)13+8000; +750; +333
Troy Merritt (3/9)13+8000; +700; +300
    
Gaining Traction
entered this week
(cuts made/events entered)
Top 10sTop 25s2022 BET MGM ODDS
Win, Top 10, Top 20
    
Maverick McNealy (2/3)22+2500; +240; +130
Patrick Cantlay (5/5)23+600; -125; -275
Matthew NeSmith (2/2)02+8000; +750; +333
Charl Schwartzel (1/1)11+10000; +1000; +400
Lanto Griffin (1/2)11+3300; +350; +175
Brandon Harkins (2/2)01+12500; +1000; +400
Justin Rose (2/2)11+2500; +225; +110
Pat Perez (12/19)36+8000; +750; +333
JJ Spaun (3/5)12+15000; +1100; +450

Odds sourced on Tuesday, February 1 at 3 p.m. ET. For live odds visit betmgm.

Recent Event Winner Stats

Year202120202019
WinnerDaniel BergerNick TaylorPhil Mickelson 
Score-18-19-19
MOV2 (Maverick McNealy)4 (Kevin Streelman)3 (Paul Casey)
Cut1-under3-under2-under
Age273148
Pre-Tournament Odds+1400+12500+2500
    
All Drives9398
AccuracyT32T7T48
GIRT3T3T8
Ball-Striking2435
Proximity3T29T2
Putting: Birdie or Better %4851
    
SG: Off-the-Tee75426
SG: Approach-the-Green6131
SG: Around-the-Green111331
SG: Putting18220
SG: Tee-to-Green2192
    
Scrambling130T51
Bogey AvoidanceT2T2 T16
Par-3 ScoringT51T17
Par-4 Scoring22T2
Par-5 ScoringT14T5T2

*Stats for Strokes-Gained are from Pebble Beach ONLY*

Extra Credit (players entered this week only)

2021

Winner Daniel Berger played Pebble Beach 13-under and had FOUR eagles for the week; career event scoring average 68.33. … Local Maverick McNealy (2nd) T7 Fairways, T3 GIR. … Patrick Cantlay (T3) tied Pebble course record (62) in Round 1 and is trending here with T3-T11-T35-T48 in last four visits. … Jordan Spieth (T3) led after 36 and 54 holes. … Nate Lashley (T5) played Pebble 14-under. … Jason Day (T7) joined McNealy as only two players to post all four rounds in the 60s and has now cashed 8 of 9 T11 or BETTER. … Charley Hoffman (T7) T7 GIR. … Russell Knox (T7) co-led the field GIR and has cashed T28 or better in his five paydays. … Cameron Tringale (T7) has cashed in seven of his last eight with 2021 being the best. … Kevin Streelman (T13) picked up his sixth straight T17 or better.

2020

Nick Taylor became second player to go wire-to-wire this century. … Kevin Streelman (2nd) was only player with all four rounds in the 60s. … Jason Day (4th) was T3 GIR. … Daniel Berger (T5) was 3rd in Fairways. … Thru 2021, Matt Jones (T5) has cashed eight of his last nine. … Maverick McNealy (T5) posted only BOGEY FREE round in Round 4 (68). … Charl Schwartzel (T5) hit top five on debut. … Lanto Griffin (T9) opened BOGEY FREE (67) on Spyglass Hill. … Only four rounds in the 60s on Sunday led by Jordan Spieth (T9) and his 67. … Matthew NeSmith (T11) followed up with T26 last year in his first two appearances.

2019

Scott Stallings (3rd) cashed T7 in 2018 and T14 in 2017, his best three. … Jason Day (T4) only seven bogeys. … Si Woo Kim (T4) swished 31 of 35 putts inside 10 feet on PB. … Brian Gay (T7) T8 Fairways, T2 GIR and thru 2021 has cashed in eight straight. … Kevin Streelman (T7) posted 65, co-low round of Sunday. … Lucas Glover (T7) led field in Proximity. … Scott Piercy (T10) is on run of five straight thru 2021 with 2019 being his best. … Michael Thompson (T10) closed with a bogey free 66.

Notes:

    • Pebble Beach has the smallest greens on TOUR.
    • Only 4 international winners, ever, including ZERO Europeans.
    • Dustin Johnson is the last player to defend (2009-2010).
    • The last first-time winner on TOUR was DA Points (2011).
    • Jimmy Walker, Ted Potter, Jr., and Brandt Snedeker have all MC in their last three visits.
    • Snedeker holds the tournament record at 22-under (2015).
    • Chez Reavie was T2 2018 and T3 at the 2019 US Open here.
    • Troy Merritt has cashed three straight events for T8-T25-T16.
    • Cal alum Brandon Harkins has T16 and T28 in two visits and won The Great Abaco Classic last week on the KFT.
    • Justin Rose cashed T6 and T39 in two visits pre 2018 but was T3 US Open in 2019.

Key stat leaders

Top golfers in each statistic on the 2020-2021 PGA TOUR are listed only if they are scheduled to compete this week.

Greens in Regulation (ranking)Player
  
1Cam Percy
4Matthew NeSmith
7Daniel Berger
8Russell Knox
10Patrick Cantlay
14Kyle Stanley
15Bo Hoag
18Stewart Cink
23Kevin Streelman
28Joseph Bramlett
30James Hahn
  
More stats: Greens in Regulation percentage 
  
Par-4 ScoringPlayer
  
1Patrick Cantlay
1Seamus Power
3Daniel Berger
3Chris Kirk
12Cameron Tringale
12James Hahn
21Jordan Spieth
21Ryan Armour
  
More stats: Par-4 Scoring Avg 
  
Putting: Birdie or Better PercentagePlayer
  
4Jordan Spieth
16Ryan Palmer
21Charley Hoffman
23Tom Hoge
28Patrick Cantlay
  
More stats: Birdie or Better conversion percentage 
  
BONUS SECTION 
Top finishers 2019 US OpenEntered This Week
3Chez Reavie
3Justin Rose
9Chesson Hadley
12Matt Fitzpatrick
16Matt Kuchar
21Patrick Cantlay
21Jason Day
28Nate Lashley

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