PGA Tour California Swing: The 2022 Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Written By Fairway Jay on February 3, 2022 - Last Updated on June 13, 2022
Sportsbook odds and players to watch for this year's Pro-AM PGA tournament

The PGA TOUR heads to picturesque Pebble Beach this week for a historic event on one of America’s most iconic courses. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am returns to its traditional format for this year’s tournament, and will be played over three courses.

This will be the third straight week the Tour event is played over multiple courses. The 2022 Pebble Beach Pro-Am follows The American Express, won by huge longshot Hudson Swafford, and last week’s Farmers Insurance Open where 37-year-old Luke List (+8300) captured his first PGA TOUR title with a playoff win over Will Zalatoris.

Canvasing the spectacular coastline that wraps around California’s Monterey Peninsula, the pro golfers and amateurs will play each of the three courses Thursday through Saturday.

The top 60 will return Sunday to crown a winner at Pebble Beach.

  • Pebble Beach Golf Links – 6,972 yards, Par 72
  • Spyglass Hill – 7,041 yards, Par 72
  • Monterey Peninsula Country Club – 6,957 yards, Par 71

Pebble Beach has hosted the U.S. Open six times. The spectacular sites surround the three shorter courses with poa annua greens.

All three courses are exposed to the coastline and can be highly susceptible to winds. The prize pool is up this year to $8.7 million, with $1.6 million set to go to the winner.

Top players to watch and odds to win the Pro-Am

The 156 player field has nine players ranked in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings, after Will Zalatoris withdrew due to testing positive for COVID19.

Defending champion Daniel Berger returns for this year’s renewal. He made a 30-foot eagle putt on the 72nd hole in 2021 to win by two shots over 2018 Stanford graduate Maverick McNealy.

Long Beach native and former UCLA All-American Patrick Cantlay tops the field, and is favored to win as the reigning FedExCup champion and No. 4 player in the world. Cantlay tied the course record (62) last year in the opening round at Pebble Beach on his way for a tie for third.

2017 AT&T Pebble Beach winner Jordan Spieth tied Cantlay a year ago. He’s another set to tee it up this week.

Below are the top players, with current world rankings and odds to win from DraftKings Sportsbook:

  • Patrick Cantlay (No. 4): +650
  • Jordan Spieth (15): +1600
  • Daniel Berger (16): +900
  • Matt Fitzpatrick (25): +2800
  • Kevin Kisner (36): +4000
  • Justin Rose (39): +1800
  • Mackenzie Hughes (48): +5000
  • Cameron Tringale (49): +2500
  • Seamus Power (50): +2200

Former world No. 1 Jason Day is moving back up the world rankings to No. 83 after last week’s T3 finish, which put him just one shot out of the Farmers Insurance Open playoff. Day has seven top-7 finishes in the AT&T Pebble Beach event including last year.

Former PGA TOUR stars Davis Love III, Peter Jacobsen, and Tom Lehman are also in this year’s field.

Players in the field who have posted multiple top-10 finishes in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am the last five years include:

  • Daniel Berger
  • Jason Day
  • Brian Gay
  • Maverick McNealy
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Scott Stallings
  • Kevin Streelman

Recent AT&T Pebble Beach winners and runner-ups:

  • 2021 – Daniel Berger and Maverick McNealy (-18)
  • 2020 – Nick Taylor (-19), Kevin Streelman
  • 2019 – Phil Mickelson (-19), Paul Casey
  • 2018 – Ted Potter, Jr. (-17), Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, P. Mickelson, Chez Reavie
  • 2017 – Jordan Spieth (-19), Kelly Kraft

The lighter field of stars and top-ranked players at Pebble Beach is impacted this week by the Saudi International event overseas. That tournament is making its debut on the Asian Tour. 20 players ranked in the top 50 of the world traveled to play in the event, and many are paid hefty appearance fees.

Celebrities in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am field

As you watch the tournament over the beautiful rotation of courses, know the PGA pros are paired with amateurs and celebrities in the first three rounds. That includes Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

Other celebrities playing in this year’s event include LA Dodgers star and two-time World Series winner Mookie Betts, as well as country musicians Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, and Charles Kelley.

They’ll be joined by Grammy-winning rappers and songwriters Macklemore and ScHoolboy Q, soccer superstar Mia Hamm, and NFL greats Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Young, and Alex Smith.

Actors Don Cheadle, Josh Duhamel, Andy GarciaRay Romano and Caddyshack star Bill Murray will also participate.

Follow along Thursday and Friday from 3-6 p.m. ET on the Golf Channel. The Golf Channel will air the tournament on Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. ET. CBS takes over live TV coverage from Pebble Beach starting at 3 p.m. ET.

Next week, the PGA TOUR heads to Scottsdale for the Phoenix Open before returning to Riviera County Club in Pacific Palisades for The Genesis Invitational, which begins on Thursday, Feb. 17.

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