When? 08th – 11th February 2018
Where? Pebble Beach Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Format? 72-hole stroke play with one round played on each course over the first three days (54 hole cut) with the final round played at Pebble Beach. Pro-Am consists of paired (professional and amateur) better ball format
Purse? $7.4 million
Course Types? Clifftop links
Course Yardage? Pebble Beach: 6,816 yards Par 72 / Spyglass Hill: 6,953 yards Par 72 / Monterey Peninsula: 6,958 yards Par 71
Weather? Sunny and clear with cloud cover later in the day, low/high (45/57F – 10/15C), winds W/WNW 3-14mph
What channel is it on? Sky Sports Golf or Golf Channel / CBS
Where can I stream the match? ‘Sky Sports subscribers can stream the tournament online via Sky Go’ or ‘Golf Channel subscribers can stream the tournament online via ‘Golf Channel Digital’ and ‘CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App’
Are tickets still available? www.attpbgolf.com
Round One Predictions? Dustin Johnson – T1, Phil Mickelson – T9, Shane Lowry – T16, Gary Woodland – MC, Rory McIlroy – MC,
Round Two Predictions? Paul Casey – T13, Jimmy Walker – T41, Brandan Grace – T50, Matt Kuchar – T60, Graeme McDowell – MC
Round Three Predictions? Jason Day – T3, John Rahm – T5, Russell Henley – T16, Nick Watney – T50, Rory McIlroy - MC
Only the very best players in the game can grind out scores when not firing on all cylinders and this is exactly what Day is doing, thanks mainly to his putting. With winds set to increase later in the afternoon, going out in the second to last pairing will require better ball control if he is to claim back-to-back victories.
Johnson has already held the third round lead once this season and failed to win which is perhaps something that may help in this situation. If the American turns-up with 70% of his all-round game, it is highly unlikely anyone in the field will be catching him. Nevertheless, the tougher conditions will make for a tight back nine.
Striker has made just four bogeys all week (ranked T5) and if he can maintain this kind of consistency during Sunday, he has a real chance of contending over the back nine. A first win since 2012 seems unlikely but a top five finish – which would be a great result – is a very strong possibility.
All departments of Knox’s game are in a good enough place to return back to his 2016 form but it is his short game that he needs to maintain his consistency with. In tougher conditions today, where missing the smaller greens in likely, this department will need to be equally as good if he is to continue moving up the leaderboard – expect a third top 10 finish of the season.
Snedeker is progressively regaining his all-round game to the levels that we know he is capable of. Expect him to continue his move up the leaderboard and record his best finish of the season so far.