Action Report: Jordan Spieth Very Popular Ahead of AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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Jordan Spieth watches his shot from a bunker on the 18th hole during a one-hole playoff at the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jan 31, 2024, 11:55 AM

The PGA Tour is continuing its West Coast swing this week with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Since this is a PGA Tour signature event for the first time, the field is the best in tournament history. Some of the changes include the field being shortened to 80 players, no cut, players will play Spyglass Hills and Pebble Beach on Thursday and Friday before just Pebble Beach over the weekend, and the amateurs will only play the first two days and the purse is now $20 million.

While some of the top players have opted to skip the event in the past, one player who hasn’t is Jordan Spieth. And likely because of his experience and success, he’s the most popular player ahead of the tournament at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

As of Wednesday, Spieth is pulling in the most handle of any player (15.9%) on the most tickets (9%). He’s seen his odds drop from +2000 to +1800.

This will be Spieth’s 10th straight year playing in the event, which includes a win in 2017 and also three straight top 10 finishes prior to a T-63 last year. He’s also coming off a great week in his only start of the season so far at The Sentry when he finished solo third.

While he doesn’t have the experience of Spieth, Justin Thomas (+2500) is another popular play.

He’s drawing the third-most tickets (6.9%) on the second-most tickets (5.4%).

Thomas is making his tournament debut, but seems to have turned a corner following a poor 2023 season by his standards. He has top five finishes in each of his last four worldwide starts, including a tie for third at The American Express two weeks ago.

Spieth, Thomas and Tommy Fleetwood (+4000) are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Jordan Spieth – 15.9%
  2. Patrick Cantlay – 7.8%
  3. Justin Thomas – 6.9%
  4. Max Homa – 6.2%
  5. Scottie Scheffler – 5.9%

Tickets

  1. Jordan Spieth – 9%
  2. Justin Thomas – 5.4%
  3. Max Homa – 5.4%
  4. Viktor Hovland – 5.2%
  5. Patrick Cantlay – 5%

Cantlay (+2000) has had some past success here, finishing T-4 in 2022 and T-3 in 2021. So too has Homa (+1600), as he has three career top 10 finishes at Pebble.

Defending champion Justin Rose (+6600) is only pulling in 0.8% of the tickets and 0.4% of the handle.

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”