PGA AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Betting Overview

Posted by Aaron . on May 17, 2016 in

This weekend, the annual tournament named for one of the most famed golfers in PGA history takes place just west of Dallas. Byron Nelson set a PGA record that may never be broken, as he won 11 consecutive events. This is one of two PGA events to be named after a former player. So let’s take a look at the tournament, and you can take away some betting advice. Here’s a look at the 2016 field and sports betting odds.

The course was designed as a stadium course when it opened in 1986, but in 2007 it went through an overhaul so that more trees and ponds come into play, as the scores were really low, and there is no room to expand the distance on any of the holes, as TPC Four Seasons is a landlocked course. The overhaul also added more green run-offs and made approaches more difficult. This year, the course will be softer than usual due to the higher amount of rain that the Dallas area has received.

While not a lot of big names make it to the Byron, here are three to consider as you make your picks.

PGA AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Betting Overview

When: May 19-22, 2016
Where: TPC Four Seasons, Las Colinas, TX
TV: Golf Channel / CBS
Radio: None
Live Stream: PGA Tour Live

 

 

Charley Hoffman

He rated a top-10 finish here the last two times he entered (2013 and 2015). He did just miss the cut at the Players, but before that he had been one of the hottest finishers in the PGA. He ranks #36 on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green thanks to his stellar putting. Last year, he finished -14, just four strokes behind the winner. I could see him moving from the runner-up to the champion this year.

Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer did miss the cut at the Byron every year between 2007 and 2010. However, between 2011 and 2015, he has finished in the top 25 four times. He is #11 in the PGA Tour in driving distance this year, which will help him get short approaches on this relatively brief course. He is #19 on the Tour this year in finishing with a birdie or better. His familiarity with the course, and his track record of recent strong performances, makes him a strong contender.

Dustin Johnson

Johnson has played in the Byron every year since 2009, and he has never finished worse than the top 20. In four of the last five years, he has been in the top 10. He has the driving distance to make easy approaches, and he has the hunger to take the win here.

A couple of players to watch include Matt Kuchar and Danny Lee. Kuchar has never missed a cut at the Byron, and Danny Lee lives in Las Colinas and spends a lot of time on the course. Lee has also played quite well as of late.