Welcome to the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am Fantasy Picks and Pro-Tip
News and Notes
The 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am returns and will be highlighted by a relatively weak field, three course rotation, 5-6 hour golf rounds, and agonizing TV viewing experience.
Each player in the field will be guaranteed three rounds – one on each of Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula, and Pebble Beach, before a cut to the T60 and ties after the third round. The final round will be played on Pebble Beach. Spyglass Hill plays as a Par 72 at 6953 yards and averaged 14.9 DK points per round in 2019, while Montery Peninsula (Par 71, 6958, 15.7 DK points per round) and Pebble Beach (Par 72, 6816, 14.3 DK points per round) also are among the shortest courses on tour and slightly easier than average difficulty. Our Showdown projections will have baked this into the projections and there particularly could be an edge playing weekend golf with the 3-day cut plus varying degrees of course difficulty.
New to the projections this year is the inclusion of course fit from DataGolf for every player in the field. It is a bit dangerous to lean too heavily on course fit this week. Both Pebble and Monterey show driving (both distance and accuracy) to matter less, making it a second shot and ARG setup, while Spyglass Hill overindexes in driving distance.
The Pebble view is shown above and highlights what was discussed. Some of the players receiving larger “fit” bumps include DJ, Cantlay, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Branden Grace, Cameron Tringale and Phil Mickelson. Some of the players receiving larger “course history” bumps include DJ, Day, Snedeker, Vaugh Taylor, Phil Mickelson and Matt Jones.
PGA DFS is as much a balance of projection and ownership as it is finding the right plays. These concepts were covered in our PGA DFS Strategy Guide which should be referenced throughout the season as you look to hone in your strategy.