Top DFS Picks for the 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
You can argue that $12k is a discount for Dustin Johnson this week on DraftKings, and it’s not just because he’s won at Pebble Beach twice. It’s not because he’s coming off of a victory in Saudi Arabia.
DJ’s $12k price tag is tolerable because he’s got three wins and three seconds in his last nine starts, and he hasn’t finished outside of the top-12 since July.
Let that sink in.
It goes without saying that Dustin is primed to play well, especially at a golf tournament he loves. As for some other DFS picks for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, here are six that stand out.
Will Zalatoris – $9,900
After ripping off a record 11 straight top-20s on the Korn Ferry Tour, Will Zalatoris has kept his foot glued to the gas pedal.
In eight PGA Tour starts since Will has generated four top-8 finishes and has landed 17th or better six times.
Currently 6th in scoring average and 6th in SG: Total, the question isn’t if Zalatoris is going to win on tour. The questions are where and how soon.
Cameron Davis – $9,000
Cameron Davis shot one-over-par during the final round at Torrey Pines a couple of weeks ago. Why is that significant? Well, it snapped a streak of 13 consecutive red numbers for the 6’4” Aussie.
Davis is a fantastic ball-striker who is set to make his fourth career start in Monterey. Although he is yet to drum up a ton of success here, he is trending in the right direction.
|Cameron Davis – Career at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am|
Also worth noting, Cameron won’t be upset to see MPCC “deleted” from this year’s rotation. Davis has shot over par in all three of his rounds there.
Max Homa – $8,800
Homa is one of my top AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am DFS picks for a few reasons. $8,800 might seem a bit expensive on the surface, but not so much when you start digging.
Top 15s in each of his two trips to Pebble is certainly encouraging (10th in 2019, 14th in 2020), but so is his recent form.
- 12th at the Mayakoba Golf Classic
- 21st at The American Express
- 18th at the Farmers Insurance Open
Max has specifically enjoyed his time at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. In two rounds at “Spy,” Homa has racked 11 birdies and 2 bogeys en route to shooting 67 and 68.
Matt Jones – $8,100
5th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 23rd.
Believe it or not, that’s just a taste of what Matt Jones has accomplished at this event. Notably, Matt’s 5th-place showing at Pebble Beach was in 2020.
The Scottsdale resident is coming off of a 30th-place finish in his hometown event, marking the eighth straight cut he’s made. Interestingly enough, the last time Matt arrived at a PGA Tour event having connected on eight successive cuts was at the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson.
Jones wound up finishing 5th that week.
Andrew Putnam – $7,400
The Waste Management Phoenix Open has been around since 1932. Never in the history of the tournament had someone completed 72 holes bogey-free. Until this past Sunday.
Andrew Putnam: 0 bogeys or worse this week— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) February 7, 2021
1st player all-time to not make a single bogey or worse over 72 holes at TPC Scottsdale.
If that doesn’t qualify Putnam as one of the best DFS picks for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, perhaps knowing that he led the field in GIR the first week he put new irons into his bag gives you a bit of comfort.
Clocking in 17th in putting from inside 10’, Andrew is now 27-under-par in his last eight rounds.
Davis Riley – $6,700
Not only am I all over Will Zalatoris, but I’m endorsing his roommate as well. Like Zalatoris, I pegged Davis Riley as one of the golfers ready to break out in 2021.
This week at Pebble is the perfect opportunity for Riley’s coming-out-party to officially get underway.
Davis answered last week’s opening 72 with a clean card on Friday (66), and he showed resiliency over the weekend. The University of Alabama product shot even par on Saturday and Sunday despite being +2 thru 1 and +3 thru 3, respectively. A fast start on Thursday, and Riley could be off to the races.
My 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am DFS Lineup for GPPs
- Will Zalatoris $9,900
- Cameron Davis $9,000
- Max Homa $8,800
- Matt Jones $8,100
- Andrew Putnam $7,400
- Davis Riley $6,700
If you’re hell-bent on rostering Dustin Johnson as one of your AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am DFS picks, accept that anything short of a top-3 finish means he’s unlikely to pay off value. Given his popularity/projected ownership, I’ll reluctantly say that DJ is a fade across all GPP formats.
I’m a big fan of Patrick Cantlay and expect him to perform favorably, but his $11,300 price is going to stunt your ability to maneuver easily.
For more insight into the players featured on this page, check out my other posts showcasing AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am predictions.