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2023 Pebble Beach Pro-Am One and Done Picks: Ben Rasa’s Pick Rides the Line Between Risky and Safe

The PGA Tour spends another week in California, this time for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. This is another celebrity-filled tournament featuring three courses, a Saturday cut and all sorts of nonsense from the non-PGA professionals. It’s not an elevated event, but there is just over $1.5 million up for grabs for the winner. In One and Done, this presents another opportunity to weigh risk and reward to figure out who makes the most sense.

Let’s dive into Pebble Beach Pro-Am targets for One and Done this week. And if you’re betting the event this week, bettors can place just $5 on any golfer and DraftKings will automatically award $200 in bonus bets for first-time depositors. Click here to claim this great offer.

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Pebble Beach Pro-Am One and Done Picks

Safe Pick: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth is a safer option who checks almost all the boxes. He is the tournament favorite (which shows the field strength) and comes to a venue where he has plenty of positive memories. Spieth was runner-up here last year, which added to an absurd Pebble Beach Pro-Am resume that includes a win back in 2017. He has the short game, putting and the overall ability to deal with these short tracks, and he already got some reps earlier this year in Hawaii. If not saving Spieth for the majors, it’s not a bad time to capture a lot of win equity with one of the favorites in this field.

Contrarian Pick: Andrew Putnam

This generally wouldn’t be a guy to take in One and Done, but the results are compelling. Putnam is a cut maker, having found the weekend in every start since June 2022, which means he always adds money to the bank. He isn’t strong off the tee but has a top end putter, which has paid dividends at this event for him before. Putnam finished sixth last year thanks to a hot putter, and this is the type of course where he should excel. The opportunity cost of not having him available for the rest of the year is zero, so this is a play for saving more options for later in the season.

Ben’s One and Done Pick: Maverick McNealy

Jason Day finished a respectable seventh last week, which means he made nearly $300,000 for One and Done. This helps continue the strategy of not getting crazy early in the year, and that will continue that this week with Maverick McNealy. McNealy is always on the list of potential breakthrough winners on tour. Pebble Beach is the perfect setup for him, and he proved that with a runner-up finish here in 2021. The putter is the key weapon, and since he is a California kid, it’s not a surprise he knows how to deal with these greens. McNealy is 20-1 in the outright market, so he is a reasonable candidate to contend, and he is another golfer that is not a huge detriment to lose early in the season.

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