Betting: Adam Scott fancied to mount strong challenge at Pebble Beach

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Betting: Adam Scott fancied to mount strong challenge at Pebble Beach

Our tip for this week, Adam Scott

ONE of the traditional early season highlights on the PGA Tour, the  AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, tees off this Thursday.

In the big-money event, staged over three famed courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore, top professionals and celebrity amateurs enter the field for the first three days, teaming up and playing best ball. 

The pros also have a traditional stroke-play tournament over the four days on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

Those 156 professionals will battle it out over 72 holes for a total prizefund of $7,600,000.

NFL star Matt Ryan, as well as movie and TV stars like Andy Garcia and Chris O'Donnell will be teeing it up at Pebble Beach this week.

The betting for the tournament is headed by Dustin Johnston, who is a short price at 5/1. Next best in the betting is Australian Jason day at 8/1, while there is a big gap out to 20/1 for the next priced golfers.

However, preference this week is for 25/1 shot  Adam Scott, who is a sporting bet to land the title.

Aussie Scott has three top-20 finishes in his past four starts, including a second-place showing at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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