2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Fantasy Sleeper Report
Even the hardest-hearted of golf fans couldn’t have helped but root for Rickie Fowler at the Phoenix Open on Sunday.
He played near faultless golf for the opening 54 holes; a performance which guided him to a four-shot lead with a round to play.
But then the rain and the wind came, and so too did the finishing line nerves that have dogged his career.
Somehow, the 30-year-old managed to right himself following a triple bogey at the eleventh, and by hook or crook he got the job done to claim a fifth PGA TOUR title.
Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas laugh together on the eighteenth hole green during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 3, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
It was a fantastic spectacle as ever in the Arizonan desert, and even despite some lunk-headed behavior in the stands around the 16th hole, it’s always a pleasure to return to Phoenix.
It’s less of a pleasure, for the players at least, to visit the Links at Pebble Beach. Not because this is a horrible location; far from it, the Monterey Peninsula is an absolute treat.
No, it’s because the layout boasts the smallest greens anywhere on the PGA TOUR!
Happily, for the players at least, they will only have to negotiate 36 holes at the famous course, which will host the US Open later in the year. The other pair of opening rounds are played at the rather more agreeable Spyglass Hill, which offers some protection from the West Coast winds that have buffeted the area, and Monterey Shore, which is the easiest of the trio and routinely plays a good couple of strokes under par.
Besides, this is a pro-am event, and so we don’t expect Pebble Beach to be set-up quite in major mode as yet in order to give the amateurs a fair chance.
Speaking of the wind, there have been some almighty storms in the area of late, and these did some quite significant damage to hospitality structures and video screens over the weekend.
The weather forecast suggests the worst of these have now passed, but you can expect it to be a fairly wild week at times and in some cool temperatures to boot.
It’s probably not what the field was expecting when they signed up to play, but they will have to make the best of a bad situation now. Here’s five sleepers that might just do that at this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach.
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Fantasy Sleeper Report
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