|2/8/2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM Free Picks by Brian Gabrielle|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 08 February 2008 09:05|
The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM starts this weekend and runs to February 10th. Brian Gabrielle of spreadexperts.com lists a view free picks for the event, including taking Phil Mickelson at 4-1.
Gabrielle Writes: At this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, take Phil Mickelson (4-1), 1/6 unit: I was happy to see him take 3-wood off the tee in the playoff hole, even after watching Holmes in regulation reduce the hole to pitch-and-putt after a monstrous drive, which he made even more monstrous on the playoff hole. Mickelson’s approach was about ten feet longer than I expected but under most circumstances he’s going to win with the more conservative approach off the tee. We all know this restraint could change in an instant but for now he’s looking real good. Scoring Average is usually a pretty good benchmark---he’s No.1 in the category.Also, he’s won three times at Pebble. Take Brandt Snedeker (33-1), 1/6 unit: This guy keeps impressing. He looks like a cross between Opie and the banjo picker at the beginning of Deliverance, and like that kid he can play. He’s got two top-10s in four tourneys this year, including a T9 last week. In his rookie campaign last year he finished T36 at Pebble. Take Jonathan Byrd (33-1), 1/6 unit: Three-for-three making the cut this year and a T13 last week. Last time he played Pebble, in ’06, he finished T3.Excellent putter.
The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is a 72-hole PGA TOUR golf championship, put together by Bing Crosby when in the 1930’s he gathered a ‘few friends’ to raise money for charity.
Several tour professionals team up with Hollywood celebrities and musicians and compete for a $6 million purse.
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