Splatt Posted February 1 Share Posted February 1 G’day Golfers, This week we’re heading to the famous Pebble Beach and the 2nd Pro-Am of the season. This is arguably the more famous Pro-Am, and I’m sure many of you have seen numerous videos of Bill Murrey’s shenanigans during this tournament throughout the years. For the third week in a row, this is a multi-course tournament, thankfully, this is the last multi-course event of the season. I like the variety of the multi-course format, but I find it much easier to follow exactly where everyone is, and who is playing well when it’s just one course. The three courses for this week are: · Pebble Beach – Par 72, 6,972 yards · Spyglass Hill – Par 72, 7,041 yards · Monterey Peninsula Country Club (shore course) – Par 71, 6,957 yards Tom Hoge is back to defend his 2022 title after his last-round surge past Jordan Speith. With the Waste Management Phoenix Open next week and a big event on the DP World Tour happening this week, a lot of top players are absent from the field. It could be a promising sign for the few top-20 players in the field, but it’s also good news for the pro’s a bit further down the table looking to claim some valuable FedEx Cup Points. Although this is a Pro-Am, unlike the American Express, this tournament still has some teeth to it. The greens will not be as fast as a regular PGA tour event, and the rough will not be as long (can’t be too cruel to the amateurs), but the high coastal winds and some of the smallest greens on tour, will mean it remains a challenge for the pro’s teeing it up. Field Highlights · Matt Fitzpatrick – The highest-ranked player in the field and the 2022 US Open Champion. Matt has had a slow start to the 22-23 season playing only 3 times so far and finishing T-13, T13, and T-7. This course is pretty well suited to Fitzpatrick so he should have a good week. · Viktor Hovland – The 2nd highest-ranked player in the field this week. Hovland already has a win and 2 top-10’s this season. Hovland made an impression on the golfing world last season and it’s a safe bet that he’ll continue that form this season. · Jordan Speith – not the best start for old Speithy. He’s played 4 times this season and only managed 2 top-25, a T-52, and a missed cut. Whatever form he happens to be in, Speith is always exciting to watch, just look at his holed flop from the rough a few weeks ago at The Sentry Tournament of Champs. · Seamus Power – Currently ranked 28 in the world and sitting 5th in the FedEx cup ranking, Seamus is having a cracking start to the season. Ireland’s own, Seamus, already has a win under his belt this season at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship in the fall. · Tom Hoge – The defending champ, so you could say he has fond memories of Pebble Beach. Hoge has had only one career victory in the PGA Tour, and it came right here last year. He’s been a busy boy this season having already played 10 times. A T-3 at The Sentry Tournament of Champions is a recent highlight. The full field list can be found here. Disclaimer: My field highlight picks are in no way a recommendation for anyone involved in the MGS Pick ‘Em competition. Choose at your own risk. However, if one of my highlights happens to do well, then I’ll happily accept some praise If you haven’t already put your picks in for the MGS Pick ‘Em, then there’s no time like the present. You have until February 2, 2023 at 11:00 ET to finalise your picks. Splatt 4 2 Quote Driver: Speedzone 9.5 degree (love this club) Fairway Wood - Warbird (to be replaced ASAP) Hybrid - SIM2 MAX 19 degree, (not a fan, but getting there) Irons - Warbird 4 iron to PW (to be replaced ASAP) Wedges - MG2 50 degree, T22 54 degree, Hi-Toe 58 degree Putter - Stroke Lab Black Putter - Ten S Ball - E6 (stands for 3-putt apparently) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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