We run through the main golf tournaments this week – AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
This includes facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson with odds from 32Red.
PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM
- Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club
- First staged in 1937
- Defending Champion: Phil Mickelson
OVERVIEW: The Pebble Beach Pro-Am is one of the most famous competitions on the PGA Tour, played over three courses – including the famed Pebble Beach, it remains one of the most popular competitions around.
The field is normally star-studded as many of the world’s top celebrities take part alongside the world’s top golfers. Phil Mickelson is the defending champion but the favourites coming in are Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay.
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- 13th Beach Golf Links, Australia
- First staged in 1957
- Defending Champion: David Law
OVERVIEW: The Vic Open only became part of the European Tour in 2019 and it is famed for its unique format and equal prize pool for men and women – as it is played at the same time as the Women’s Victorian Open. They play on the same course at the same time in alternating groups.
Scotland’s David Law is the defending champion, but Chinese star Haotong Li starts as favourite.
BETTING TOP TEN
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The pro’s point of view…
Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.
Two very different tournaments on offer this week, starting with the Pebble Beach Pro-Am – which is a personal favourite.
The local boys are hard to avoid but I am going with Jason Day to do the business and I am having just one pick for each this week, and in the Vic Open – I am going for an Aussie to triumph on home soil in the shape of Brad Kennedy.