In my mind, the one-and-done selection in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was a two-horse race from the get go. While Dustin Johnson could certainly be an argument, his recent form in that event has been more of a guy having fun with Wayne Gretzky than a player trying to win a tournament. That leaves Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker.
Sneds has been hit-or-miss in his nine visits, but has twice been a winner. Lefty is a four-time winner who has played fairly well of late, but has thrown up plenty of bogeys to go with his plethora of bogeys.
Weather should be fairly brutal on Thursday, but both Lefty and Sneds will avoid the exposed Pebble Beach layout in favor of Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Either way, that's a push.
I'm rolling with Sneds for a couple of reasons. For starters, I wonder if Phil may have run out of gas on the back nine at the WMPO last week. I also have concerns that Phil may get off to a bad start in the poor weather and lose interest. Seeing that Sneds looked very comfortable two weeks ago at Torrey Pines, where he's also been great over the years, I have the confidence that this will be one of his good weeks on the Monterey Peninsula.
Best of luck to all, and let's go Sneds!