A Foursome of Sleeper Picks for the 2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Not only did the 229th-ranked golfer in the world win the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but he led the golf tournament from wire to wire. He showed no fear playing alongside Phil Mickelson on Sunday and didn’t seem to care that he hadn’t cracked the top-25 in his last six starts.
If Nick Taylor could get the job done, under those circumstances, it’s clear we need to pay attention to some potential dark horses this week.
Remember, we saw Ted Potter Jr. emerge in 2018 and Vaughn Taylor come out of nowhere in 2016. After scouring the betting sites to find the most appetizing prices, I’ve narrowed in on a four-pack of AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am sleeper picks in 2021.
Do any of these names pique your interest?
Max Homa +5000
Max Homa is trending, and he’s got great results at this event. Riding three straight top-25s going into last week, Max elaborated on Twitter that it was a balky putter that resulted in him in tying for 42nd.
I think I hit my 8 iron straighter than my putter this week. Back to the lab. Gunna get it all clicking at Pebble Beach #golf— max homa (@maxhoma23) February 7, 2021
Turns out Homa was fairly accurate in his account. The California native and ranked 3rd in SG: Approach and 52nd in SG: Putting in Phoenix. Perhaps considered a “one-hit-wonder” when he the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship, Max has evolved into a steady PGA Tour player with loads of upside.
Win #2 seems imminent.
Cameron Tringale +8000
Knotted with Max Homa at +5000 at BetOnline, this is the beauty of shopping your lines when you bet sports online. Cameron Tringale is available at +8000 at XBet.
What makes Tringale one of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am sleepers to keep an eye on?
I could point to the two top-25s he’s collected in Monterey, and I could tell you he’s ranked inside the top-25 in scoring average, birdie average, and GIR.
Instead, I’m zeroing in on his in his last five starts.
|Cameron Tringale’s Results in His Last Five Starts|
|2/7/21||Waste Management Phoenix Open||71-64-69-68||T17||95th|
|1/31/21||Farmers Insurance Open||72-69-72-70||T18||109th|
|1/24/21||The American Express||68-72-72-72||T56||106th|
|11/22/20||The RSM Classic||67-68-67-62||3||112th|
Don’t look now, but that’s 20 consecutive rounds of par or better.
Maverick McNealy +10000
Let’s make it a trio of sleeper picks for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am who were born and raised in California.
Maverick McNealy has slipped in his last two starts (MC at the Farmers Insurance Open, 71st at The American Express), but let’s not lose sight that he registered four top-21s in his six starts prior. Or that he landed 5th here in 2020.
A top-10 putter on the PGA Tour as a rookie, McNealy doesn’t “guess” what aspects of his game has needs to work on most. He’s essentially a disciplined businessman who’s playing golf for a living.
Andrew Putnam +15000
Brooks Koepka won for the first time in a year-in-a-half. Jordan Spieth got into contention with a Saturday 61, and Xander Schauffele finished as the bride’s maid – again. Forgive the golf community for not being in tune that Andrew Putnam just played the entire Waste Management Phoenix Open without carding a single bogey.
After struggling for the bulk of 2020, Andrew’s 21st-place showing at The American Express got him pointed in the right direction. However, following that up with a T7 in Scottsdale tells me his confidence is starting to brew.
More AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Betting Picks
This tournament has a rich history of winners who hailed from the Golden State, so why not target Pebble Beach sleepers with California ties?
Max Homa and Maverick McNealy were born in CA and attended Cal-Berkeley and Stanford, respectively. Cameron Tringale grew up in Mission Viejo, while Andrew Putnam was a three-time All-American at Pepperdine.
Are you ready to lock any of these Cali kids in?