Watney at 40-1 hopes to go back-to-back at Pebble

Feb 10, 2009 7:56 PM
by Mark Mayer |

Headliners like Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Padraig Harrington and Jim Furyk are at the top of the oddsboard for this week’s PGA Tour event at Pebble Beach, but the real threats to win could come from within the field.

Mickelson, who missed the cut two weeks ago at Scottsdale, is co-favorite with Vijay Singh at 12-1 on the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook board. Harrington, the defending British Open and PGA champ, is at 15-1 along with past U.S. Open champ Furyk. Former Masters winner Mike Weir is at 20-1.

But after the top five is where it gets interesting for bettors. The AT&T National Pro-Am has drawn five of the top seven leaders in the FedEx Cup points race, including the Tour’s leading money winner Kenny Perry (20-1). Also entered is last week’s Buick Invitational winner Nick Watney (40-1)(pictured). Perry is third in the Fed Cup standings, while Watney moved into second behind Zach Johnson with the Buick win.

Along with Weir and Perry at 20-1 is David Toms, who ranks seventh in the FedEx Cup. Other contenders in the A&T off to hot starts this season are Charley Hoffman (sixth in the FedEx Cup), Pat Perez (fifth) and Kevin Na (12th). Hoffman and Perez are each 40-1, while Na is 50-1.

Other notables in the field are K.J. Choi (25-1), Davis Love III (25-1), Retief Goosen (30-1) and USA Ryder Cup member Hunter Mahan (30-1). Former UNLV golfer Ryan Moore is at 80-1, while David Duval is a hefty 250-1. Duval was the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world prior to Tiger Woods, but has seen his career nosedive the last few years.

The top individual matchup on the Hilton board is Harrington against Mickelson with Phil a -130 favorite. The buyback on Padraig is +110. To be a winning ticket, the golfer has to make the 36-hole cut.

A complete list of odds to win and individual matchups at the Hilton is below:

AT&T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL PRO-AM


PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS,

POPPY HILLS, SPYGLASS HILL GC

At PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
FEBRUARY 12-15, 2009

ODDS TO WIN:
PHIL MICKELSON 12/1
VIJAY SINGH 12/1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON 15/1
JIM FURYK 15/1
MIKE WEIR 20/1
KENNY PERRY 20/1
DAVID TOMS 20/1
TIM CLARK 20/1
K.J. CHOI 25/1
DAVIS LOVE III 25/1
RETIEF GOOSEN 30/1
HUNTER MAHAN 30/1
MATHEW GOGGIN 40/1
NICK WATNEY 40/1
CHARLEY HOFFMAN 40/1
SEAN O’HAIR 40/1
CHARLES HOWELL III 40/1
PAT PEREZ 40/1
KEVIN SUTHERLAND 50/1
KEVIN NA 50/1
D.J. TRAHAN 50/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 50/1
WEBB SIMPSON 50/1
J.B. HOLMES 60/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 60/1
NICHOLAS THOMPSON  60/1
JOHN MALLINGER 60/1
TROY MATTESON 60/1
RYAN MOORE 80/1
MATT KUCHAR 80/1
BO VAN PELT 80/1
J.J. HENRY 80/1
CHRIS DiMARCO 80/1
DUDLEY HART 80/1
JASON DAY 80/1
STEVE FLESCH 80/1
JONATHAN BYRD 80/1
KEN DUKE 100/1
PAUL GOYDOS 100/1
STEVE ELKINGTON 100/1
CHARLIE WI 100/1
ROBERT GARRIGUS 100/1
STEVE LOWERY 100/1
FREDRIK JACOBSON  100/1
JESPER PARNEVIK 125/1
FRED COUPLES 150/1
PAUL McGINLEY 150/1
CHRIS RILEY 150/1
DAVID DUVAL 250/1
FIELD (ALL OTHERS)  3/1
TOURNAMENT MATCHUPS:
PADRAIG HARRINGTON +110
PHIL MICKELSON -130
JIM FURYK -125
MIKE WEIR +105
KENNY PERRY -110
DAVID TOMS -110
K.J. CHOI -105
TIM CLARK -115
RETIEF GOOSEN EVEN
DAVIS LOVE III -120
CHARLEY HOFFMAN EVEN
NICK WATNEY -120
CHARLES HOWELL III -110
SEAN O’HAIR -110
PAT PEREZ -120
KEVIN SUTHERLAND EVEN
DUSTIN JOHNSON -120
NICHOLAS THOMPSON  EVEN
J.B. HOLMES -110
BRANDT SNEDEKER -110