AT&T Byron Nelson Betting Tips & Predictions
The PGA Tour is off to Texas this week for the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
Finding the winner of this event is never easy and it may be difficult to find the winner this year too if recent results are anything to go by. Billy Horschel, Sergio Garcia, Steven Bowditch, Brendan Todd, Sang Moon-Bae, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley and Jason Day have been victorious here since 2010. Horschol defeated Day in a play-off here twelve months ago so it will be no surprise to see the Australian put in another bold bid this week on a course he clearly loves.
Trinity Forest is a 7,380 yard Par 71. It is a links course with no trees to be seen and was designed by two time major champion Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. This is the first time the event will be played at this golf course so we have no statistics to go off and it makes it all the more difficult. The key this week is to choose three players who have played well on similar style courses in the past and choose players who can play a wide variation of shots. It has a very Scottish links feel to it and has been compared to Chambers Bay, the infamous US Open venue of a couple of years ago that caused havoc.
It has been a tough few weeks for Hideki Matsuyama but it won’t be long before he is back contending for tournaments again and it may well be this week. Granted, he missed the cut at The Players last week but he is recovering from an injury and it may take him time to settle in. There is reason to believe he can contend this week. He finished T14 in both the Open Championship and Irish Open on links courses last year and he can play a variation of shots; high, low, fade and draw. It might be a little soon for him but if he is anywhere near his A-game this week, he is a huge player.
Australian player who hasn’t got the best of records in this event, his best finish being 8th. However, he has really blossomed as a player in recent years and now this event has moved to a tough links course, he will be very suited by the conditions. He grew up playing windy links courses in Australia. He had a Top 10 finish at the US Masters at Augusta and is without doubt one of the cream of the crop on the PGA Tour these days. It will be interesting to see how he fares but there aren’t too many out there as solid as this man around a tough golf course
Charles Howell III
Another player who has a very poor record in this event but the change of venue might suit him! Four of his last five events have yielded Top 20 finishes. He is a money-making machine on the PGA Tour and has been for years. He hasn’t won anywhere near as many tournaments as he should have over the years and it’s hard to figure out why. However, he can play links golf, he has an incredible short game and we are confident he can put four good rounds together this weekend.