Multiple courses will be in play for the third straight week on the PGA Tour when the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am tees off Thursday near Carmel, Calif. A field of 156 professionals and 156 amateurs will play two rounds on Pebble Beach and one each on Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula. That will mark eight courses played over the California Swing, which could wrap up Sunday with a surprise winner. Tom Hoge got his only PGA Tour victory last year at Pebble Beach, shooting 19-under to beat Jordan Spieth by two strokes. Spieth headlines the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am field, along with 2022 U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick and Norwegian star Viktor Hovland. Spieth won the 2017 Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the other former winners set to compete are Ted Potter, Nick Taylor and Jimmy Walker.
Spieth is the 9-1 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook's latest 2023 Pebble Beach Pro-Am odds, with Fitzpatrick (10-1) and Hovland (10-1) right on his heels. Maverick McNealy (16-1), Hoge (17-1) and Seamus Power (19-1) are the only other golfers shorter than 20-1 in the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2023 field. Before setting your fantasy golf rankings or making any 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am picks, you need to see the fantasy golf projections and lineup advice from SportsLine fantasy expert Jim Holliman.
Holliman has been a writer and editor for nearly 25 years and has been playing and following the game closely for more than three decades. The Florida-based writer knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour and how the players' games fit the courses. The golf expert has been on a roll on his picks since last season. And at the Sony Open, his bargain pick Matt Kuchar ($7,900) posted a top-10 finish and two more were in the top 15. Fading Hideki Matsuyama was also the right move, as the defending champion barely cracked the top 50. Last week, four of his selections finished in the top 26.
Last season, he nailed the Tour Championship, saying Rory McIlroy was the only player capable of making up a six-stroke deficit to get past Scheffler. "He has a lot of ground to make up," Holliman said, "but he is the most well-rounded player in this field, so if anyone can do it, he can." The Northern Irishman was actually down by 10 through two holes Sunday but stormed back to claim the title. Anyone who has followed Holliman's predictions is way up on their golf picks.
Now, Holliman has ranked his top golfers from the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am field. You can only see his fantasy golf rankings and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am picks at SportsLine.
2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am fantasy golf picks
Holliman expects Hovland to go on a tear as the 25-year-old develops his killer instinct. That could start (officially) this week at Pebble Beach. The young star won the unofficial Hero World Challenge in December, and he has two top-10 finishes in his four PGA Tour events so far this season. Hovland has the ball-striking ability that will be required on these short courses. He also is 39th in strokes gained: around the green, a great sign considering that was by far his worst area last season (191st). Hovland ranks 20th in scoring average and is seventh in birdie average (5.06).
On the other hand, Spieth's ball-striking has been all over the place, and despite his resume at Pebble Beach, Holliman is fading him. The three-time major champion doesn't have a top-10 finish in his first three outings this season. He also comes off a disastrous missed cut at the Sony Open where he went into the second round with the lead. That just shows Spieth's lack of consistency. The 29-year-old is hitting greens (47th in GIR), but he might not hit many of these small surfaces this week, as he is 211th in hole proximity. He also ranks 147th in scoring average. You can see who else to back this week at SportsLine.
How to set your 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf rankings
For the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2023, Holliman is backing several longshots who are listed well over 50-1. One of these golfers comes in off three straight missed cuts and is priced at around 100-1, but the expert says this player's short game will put him in contention. You can find out who it is, and check out all of Holliman's PGA picks, only at SportsLine.
Who wins the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am? Who are the top PGA Tour players to target for your AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am fantasy picks? And which overlooked players can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Jim Holliman's Fantasy golf rankings for the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, all from the fantasy expert with his finger on the pulse of the game, and find out.