These are the five best groups to watch at the 2017 Pebble Beach Pro-Am
D.J. and Wayne Gretzky, Bill Belichick and Ricky Barnes -- here are five great pairings at Pebble
It's always fun to peruse the pairing sheet at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and this year's version is no different. There are some spectacular groups traipsing the grounds in California this week. It would be difficult for there to not be with this cast of characters running around there grounds for the next four days.
The massive field might lead to some eight-hour rounds, but at least they will be entertaining. Here are the five groups at Pebble Beach I'm most excited about.
1. Jordan Spieth, Jake Owen, Dustin Johnson, Wayne Gretzky: What a foursome. This will be the main attraction for the first three days. Two of the better amateurs in the field, too.
2. Bryson DeChambeau, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Streelman, Larry Fitzgerald: I would watch a three-hour documentary on this group playing Pebble. Can you imagine DeChambeau trying to explain his scientific ways to Wahlberg and Fitzgerald? Well you see, Larry, this is how the physics of a Hail Mary works.
3. Scott Piercy, Matt Cain, Jerry Kelly, Aaron Rodgers: It has to be at least a little bit awkward when the amateurs are much (much) bigger stars than the pros.
4. Justin Rose, Justin Timberlake, Will MacKenzie, Brian Thompson: Good pals Justin and Justin teamed up last year for the first time at this event. Timberlake is good. He made a birdie in his practice round and got usurped by an ace.
5. Bill Belichick, Ricky Barnes, Rob Oppenheim, Bill Perocchi: I honestly just wanted an excuse to daydream about how glorious cocky Belichick will be after his fifth Super Bowl title in some sort of trash bag, cutoff pullover attire as he tries to fight off the elements. Man, that will be spectacular.
Ricky Barnes has played 243 career events without a win. Paired again with Bill Belichick at Pebble this week. Something's gotta rub off.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) February 7, 2017
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