The PGA returns to Northern California the week for the annual ATT Pro-Am, that which we formerly identified as the Crosby Clambake.
The ATT rotates among three courses: Pebble Beach, Spyglass, and the Monterey Peninsula Shore Club, South Course.
Pebble logs in at 6,828 yards as a par 71 with four threes, three fives and just one four under 375 yards, while Spyglass checks at 6,862 with a par of 72. Spyglass features four each of threes and fives, with three of the remaining fours less than 375. Monterey registers with 6,551 yards, also a 72, also with four each of threes and fives, and three of the fives among the final six holes, testing the endurance of most hackers, to be sure. Monterrey includes five fours under 375, meaning the weekend promises to challenge every type of shot and game for the field of 156.
For the ATT, I simply looked at the short game as best as permits, along with who is hot. But, essentially two-putts and ability to hit greens inside of 125 yards were the targets. And, if this weekend is anything like last weekend in Northern California, the tourney looks to have perfect weather.
Phil Mickelson ($9600): I am not sure I can fully recommend Phil predicated upon the notion that two tourneys ago I did roster the lefty, and he had a miserable round. So, last week I eschewed him in lieu of Spieth, and look how that worked out. That said, Phil has made the cut every other time, whether I picked him or not this season, and is averaging 84.3 points per week.
Matt Kuchar ($8800): It seems to be the high-end picks I have trouble with, after losing it with Jordan Speith last week but hitting it with the likes of Chez Reavie, but Kuchar is bringing a fine resume — five-for-five in cuts with two top 10s — this season. He has also hit 20 of 20 greens from 125 yards out.
Pat Perez ($8600): Perez has a smoking six cuts made and ridiculous 95.8 fantasy points a week registered while scoring three top 10s this season. Add in Perez is tied at #56 when hitting the greens at plus 100-yards, but don’t be too deceived: That still breaks down to 24 of 27.
Kevin Kisner ($8200): Kisner is smoking hot, with five weekends played over five tries, averaging 82.8 points per week with one top 10 finish. Kisner ranks #7 at 125-yards out, with 51 of 54 greens hit.
Chez Reavie ($8000): Reavie, who was one of my picks last weekend and who nearly scored a Waste Management win, comes back with eight cuts made over eight tries, while his game sizzles. Reavie has the one top 10, but he is averaging 83.6 fantasy points per week.
David Hearn ($6700): Hearn is averaging just 48.6 points per week, with a score of 71.9 — just under par for the weekend — and has made three cuts, but he is hot hitting the green at 125 yards out with 36 of 38 shots hitting paydirt.
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