The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is set for Feb. 11-14 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. 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 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Dustin Johnson ($12,000)
Flawless current form? Check. Outstanding course history? Check (he's a two-time winner). Insane athleticism that translates venue to venue? Check. Confidence? Yep, that too. DJ checks every box this week, arriving stateside fresh off a win in Saudi Arabia and solidifying his stranglehold on the No. 1 ranking in the world. Since that bizarre MC-WD fortnight at the Memorial and 3M last summer, Johnson's worst finish is a T12, with three wins and eight top-6 finishes in 10 starts. If he bumps his putting from mediocre to slightly above average, he'll be unbeatable. The only wild card is possible fatigue from a trip halfway around the world, but we're just searching for errant brush strokes on the Mona Lisa.
Jordan Spieth ($9,700)
Welcome back, Jordan. After a long sojourn in the golf wilderness, Spieth returned to contention in Phoenix, shooting a third-round 61 to vault to the top of the leaderboard. A final-round 1-over 72 was more like what we've been used to, but we'll focus on the positives. The T4 finish was Spieth's best since a T3 at the 2019 PGA Championship almost two years ago. And the 61 showed that Spieth's best stuff is still really, really good. He won at Pebble in 2017, so there's a comfort factor here.
Brandt Snedeker ($7,800)
Sneds is a two-time winner here; his 2015 win was a clinic, as he shot 64-67-67-67 to win by three shots. In his last outing, at the Farmers, one bad round kept him from contending; he finished T32. One of these weeks, he's going to find it again, and Pebble is a familiar place to look.
Nick Taylor ($7,600)
Since winning the 2020 Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Taylor has zero top 10s and eight missed cuts, including one at the Waste Management this past weekend. That just means he's a cheap course horse this week. He showed some fortitude during the final round in winning here last year; after bogeys on 11 and 12 and a double on 14, he steadied his nerves to birdie 15 and 17 and hold on for the win.
Jimmy Walker ($6,400)
In case you hadn't noticed, we gravitate toward course horses, and Walker qualifies. He won here in 2014, fending off DJ by a stroke for his third of six career wins. It's been an epic struggle since his 2016 PGA Championship win vaulted him to 15th in the world; he's plummeted to 450th and has become a missed-cut machine. His putting is still solid, though, and that can erase a multitude of sins for one weekend.
K.J. Choi ($6,300)
The Tank once lived up to his nickname — relentless, always moving forward — but he has fallen far from his 2011 peak. But hey, when you spend all your money on DJ, you have to fill out your field somehow. Choi has made the cut in his last three appearances, and an opening-round 66 at the Farmers a few weeks ago was a glimpse of the K.J. of old. We'll cling to that image this week.
(Top courtesy of @DJohnsonPGA)