Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Of Bill Murray, Pebble Beach And The Other Lefty

It's tough to say what's best about the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -- watching celebs like Ray Romano, Tom Brady and Bill Murray chop their way around the golf course or marveling again at the majesty of Pebble Beach.

Either way, this is one of the most entertaining weeks on the PGA Tour schedule and not just because of what Murray may or may not do. Even when the weather is predicted to be lousy on the Monterey Peninsula -- as it is this week -- it's still fun to kick back and watch.

If you've never been to Pebble Beach, it's hard to describe how spectacular it is. The cliffs, the water, the seals, the greens fee -- they all make you gasp.

So who's week is it at Pebble Beach?

I like a left-hander -- and not Phil Mickelson, who is off to the worst start in his 14-year pro career and hasn't had a top-10 finish since Winged Foot last June.

The pick is Mike Weir, who hasn't done anything particularly exciting this year but seems to come alive when he pulls onto 17-Mile Drive. He has six top-10s in his last seven starts in this event, including four straight top-4 finishes.

Got a better idea? Post it in the comments below.