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Previewing This Weeks 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Previewing This Weeks 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The Monterey pines sway gently, whispering tales of birdies and bogeys as the sun begins its descent over Pebble Beach. It's that magical time of year again, folks – the 2024 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is upon us, promising four days of golfing glory (and some epic sand-trap struggles) against the backdrop of one of the most stunning courses in the world.

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This year's tournament will break traditional formatting norms

The PGA Decides to Switch formats

This year's tournament is unlike any before it. Designated a PGA TOUR Signature Event, Pebble Beach has been infused with some exciting rule changes designed to make the game more inclusive and dynamic. So, grab your sunscreen and your binoculars, because this is a Pro-Am you won't want to miss:

Heavy Metal Hitters: Forget "stars aligning" on the Monterey Peninsula, this year the constellations are made of drivers. With 18 of the world's top 20 players teeing it up, including the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland, and a resurgent Jordan Spieth, Pebble Beach is about to witness a masterclass in long bombs and laser-sharp iron play. Expect fireworks, folks, because these boys ain't playing for nickels and dimes.

Mixed Match Mania: The ladies take center stage in 2024! New handicap adjustments for mixed matches mean the pros better watch their backs. Prepare to see amateur aces sink clutch putts alongside the big names, their smiles brighter than the California sun. Remember, gentlemen, underestimate the power of a well-placed wedge in stilettos – you might just find yourself eating sand while your amateur partner dances on the green.

Weather Wizardry: Forget guesswork, Mother Nature is stepping up her game. The new PCC system incorporates weather and course maintenance data, spitting out a more accurate difficulty rating for each day. So, say goodbye to griping about soggy greens and unfair winds – the numbers will speak for themselves. Just remember, golfers, a light drizzle might mean birdie paradise for the Rory McIlroys of the world, while a stiff ocean breeze could turn Pebble Beach into a monster for us mortals.

More Birdies, Less Buggies: Remember those frustrating nine-hole rounds that left your handicap in limbo? Not anymore! This year, nine-hole outings in select regions will contribute directly to your handicap, making it faster and easier to track your progress. And for those worried about the "buggy brigade," fear not! Pace-of-play measures have been implemented to keep things flowing smoothly, ensuring you spend more time chasing birdies and less time chasing down wayward carts.

Early Favorites and Dark Horses

Favorites:

  • Scottie Scheffler: World No. 1 and defending champion, should attract the lowest odds.
  • Viktor Hovland: Rising star with a stellar 2023 season, likely in the top contenders.
  • Rory McIlroy: Always a crowd favorite with excellent Pebble Beach history, could offer good value.
  • Xander Schauffele: Pebble Beach specialist with two wins in the event, strong contender.

Dark Horses:

  • Collin Morikawa: Consistent performer with a Pebble Beach win in 2021, worth watching.
  • Justin Thomas: Returning from wrist injury, could be motivated for a comeback with solid course history.
  • Will Zalatoris: Talented youngster with a knack for big stages, might surprise.
  • Nick Dunlap: Amateur sensation with recent pro debut, could be an exciting underdog story.

Remember, these are just preliminary indications, and actual odds will vary depending on the bookmaker and closer to the tournament date. Keep an eye on major sportsbooks like FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM for updated odds and betting options as the event approaches.



HOW TO WATCH

Streaming channels are T.B.D. but The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2024 broadcast schedule is as follows:


Date Channel Time (PST)
February 1 The Golf Channel 12:00 - 03:00 PM
February 2 The Golf Channel 12:00 - 03:00 PM
February 3 The Golf Channel 10:00 - 12:00 PM
CBS 12:00 - 04:00 PM
February 4 The Golf Channel 10:00 - 12:00 PM
CBS 12:00 - 03:30 PM
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