Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2013 odds: Phil Mickelson favored over Dustin Johnson

Ezra Shaw

Can Phil Mickelson go back-to-back in consecutive weeks and consecutive years? The oddsmakers list him as the favorite at Pebble.

The PGA Tour swings back to California for the annual stop at Pebble Beach. After playing in the final group in last year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Tiger Woods decided to sit this one out. This event had not been a staple on Woods' schedule over the past decade, so it's not surprising that he opted to bypass a return to Pebble.

Woods would have been the favorite had he decided to play again this year, but his absence opens up favored status for Phil Mickelson. After last week's performance at TPC Scottsdale, the defending champ at this tournament may have had the same odds as Woods coming into the week. For now, he'll settle as a slight favorite ahead of Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker.

Snedeker is coming off two straight second-place finishes and has played the best and most consistent golf in the world through the first month of the 2013 season. He's obviously a solid bet to be at the top of the leaderboard, but can he close it out this week at Pebble? Johnson, who already has a win under his belt this year, has somewhat surprisingly lower odds. Here are some of the favored players this week, courtesy of Bovada:

Phil Mickelson -- 7/1
Dustin Johnson -- 8/1
Brandt Snedeker -- 12/1
Lee Westwood -- 16/1
Hunter Mahan -- 20/1
Nick Watney -- 20/1
Padraig Harrington -- 25/1
Jim Furyk -- 28/1
Robert Garrigus -- 28/1
Webb Simpson -- 28/1
Jason Day -- 33/1
Jimmy Walker -- 35/1
Aaron Baddeley -- 40/1
Ryan Palmer -- 40/1
Tim Clark -- 40/1
Brendon De Jonge -- 50/1
Steve Marino -- 50/1

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