Tour stars rub shoulders with celebs this week at legendary Pebble Beach
The 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is set for Feb. 6-9 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best 2020 Pebble Beach Pro-Am lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Dustin Johnson ($11,600)
We're going to stock our starting gate with course horses this week, since experience counts at Pebble. DJ might have to shake the rust off — he's played only one tournament this season (the Sentry, a month ago), but that just means he's rested and ready. He went back to back here in 2009-10, and he has five top-3 finishes in 12 starts at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, including a T2 in 2018. He really hasn't contended anywhere since the PGA in May, but that just means he's long overdue.
Jordan Spieth ($9,000)
Shockingly, Spieth has fallen out of the World Top 50 for the first time since 2013. And just last week, he made yet another swing adjustment, strengthening his grip by five degrees in what could be taken as a continuing sign of panic. On the surface, it didn't help — he missed the cut in Phoenix — but he said that it was "the best I've driven the ball in a couple years," adding that it was an especially good sign since the driver is normally the last thing to come around in a swing rebuild. The guy just needs a spark to get things going again. We think it could come this week for the 2017 Pebble Beach champ.
J.B. Holmes ($7,900)
In his last two outings, J.B. Slowmes (see what we did there? The guy plays slow) has contended, only to be undone by bad final rounds. Still, the back-to-back T16s tell us that he's close. He's missed his last two cuts at the AT&T Pebble Beach, but those failures were preceded by a run of success — a T23 in 2017 (with a 69-67 weekend); a T11 in 2016; and a T10 in 2015 (with a final-round 65).
Scott Piercy ($7,800)
Piercy is coming off a T6 at the Waste Management, another solid showing for a guy who makes something of a habit of it — he finished in the top 25 almost half the time last season, including four top 6s. Finished T10 at Pebble last year and T20 the year before that.
Ted Potter Jr. ($6,900)
If you're looking for a late flyer, you could do a lot worse than the reasonably priced 2018 Pebble Beach champion. He scorched the venerable layout with a third-round 62 on his way to a three-shot win over some guys you might have heard of — Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson. What's he done for us lately, you ask? Not much, except for a T7 at the Sony a few weeks ago that tells us that his good stuff is still in there somewhere.
Steve Stricker ($6,600)
Strick is strictly out here for fun these days, but the 52-year-old can still play — two Champions majors in 2019 tell us as much. The 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup skipper is also doing some fact-finding for his captaincy, so he'll want to be around for the weekend to enhance his research. He had back-to-back top-26 finishes here in 2017-18, so he knows his way around Pebble.