Here is another star studded field at the famed Pebble Beach golf course. It won’t be as difficult as the upcoming US Open and the players will be alongside celebrities and other sports athletes. Last week we highlighted and cashed on Webb Simpson beating not only Justin Thomas but the entire field. Hope somebody took those +1400 odds last week.
Even after a good week you are always only a few bad decisions away from giving it back.
Stay patient as the journey to beat the house should remain a fun and well thought out process.
Keep track of the initial investment and hold on to your chips as if you were always all in.
Here is a great read about bankroll management.
Dustin Johnson +650 Patrick Cantlay +1200 Jason Day +1800 Matt Kuchar +2000
Paul Casey +2000 Brandt Snedeker +2000 Phil Mickelson +2200
H2H Underdog Matchup (Season total 1-0 +130)
Max Homa (+105) vs Alex Noren (-125)
Max Homa (+5500) has made a huge impact upon his arrival on the PGA Tour. Not only has he put himself in the conversation on Sunday he has made pressure putts to keep him near the top. T-6 last week and a T-9 at the Farmers has people tuning into the 29 year olds game. Homa’s statistics are very middle of the road not being in the top 50 of any strokes gained categories, but the intangibles and current form are what makes this play appealing.
Alex Noren (+4000) has been dominating on the European tour while searching for that first win on the PGA. The key statistic holding him back is without a doubt putting. Although he is 8th on the PGA strokes gained around the green a dismal 3 strokes lost per round putting makes him seem very capable of missing a cut here at Pebble Beach
Popcorn Matchup (Season total 1-0 +91)
Matt Kuchar(-110) vs Viktor Hovland (-110)
Matt Kuchar(+2000) is a guy I love to have protecting my bankroll. He is not only the more experienced of the two, he can catch fire and win on any given week, making sure his bogey avoidance keeps him around for the weekend. Kuchar is gaining 6.7 strokes per round on the field with much of that coming from Shots Gained Approach. His irons are wedges are some of the best in the game which he will need to navigate the hazards at Pebble Beach. Give me Kuchar in an entertaining match.
Viktor Hovland (+3300) is going to be a superstar. The 22-year-old from Norway has already proven himself worthy of being a contender on the PGA. Gaining 7.6 shots per round with help from Putting and Driving looks good, however ranked 227th Shot Gained Around the Green will be essential at Pebble.