The PGA Tour's West Coast Swing continues this week at scenic Pebble Beach, where some of the world's best golfers will rub elbows with celebrities while competing for a Tour victory at the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The tournament tees off on Thursday on California's Monterey Peninsula. Before you make any picks, you NEED to see who Sal Johnson is backing.
The golf media legend is coming off a strong year. He featured Tiger Woods in his best bets for the Masters and backed Brooks Koepka in his picks for the PGA Championship, and both players pulled off major victories. He completely nailed the season-ending Tour Championship. He predicted that Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy or Xander Schauffele could come out on top, and McIlroy won the event for the second time, with Schauffele coming in second and Koepka tied for third. Anyone who followed Johnson's advice saw HUGE returns.
Before last year's Pro-Am, he had Phil Mickelson among his best of the rest, saying "you never know what Phil will do, but he loves this place. This could be a great week for him." The 48-year old became the oldest winner in the event's history, winning it for the fifth time.
At last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open, Johnson also saw the momentum Webb Simpson came in with and knew the 34-year-old had a strong track record at TPC Scottsdale. Simpson went 17 under par and birdied the first playoff hole to win his sixth Tour title.
Now, Johnson, the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer and the founder of the world's biggest golf stats database, has issued his highly confident picks for the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on California's Monterey Peninsula. They WILL surprise you.
We can tell you Johnson wants no part of Jordan Spieth, even though he has won at Pebble Beach before. However, the three-time major winner is struggling from tee to green, and now his putter is letting him down, which spells doom. He's a player to fade this week.
Instead, Johnson is all over a MONSTER long shot who has flirted with success in recent years at Pebble Beach! This overlooked golfer has been putting well and could be ready to break out for another victory. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it BIG.
Who wins the Pebble Beach Pro-Am? Where do Scott Piercy and Max Homa finish? And which MONSTER long shot is a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's full leaderboard and picks for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, all from the insider who nailed the Tour Championship and knows what it takes to win at Pebble Beach!