Byron Nelson ChampionshipTees Off: Thursday, May 16
TPC Four Seasons Resort – Irving, TX
Odds to Win Tournament(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.com)
|Charles Howell III||50-to-1|
|FIELD (Any other golfer)||7-to-4|
The Tour swings back to Texas for the Byron Nelson Championship. TPC Four Seasons is traditionally one of the toughest Par 70’s on the Tour, and two of the past three champions (Keegan Bradley in 2011, Jason Day in 2010) won on their first visit to Irving. Here’s a look at who’s poised to break through this week…
Jason Day (12/1): The Aussie’s track record at Four Seasons is strong, including a win in 2010 and a T9 last year. It’s been a solid month or so for Day, who finished alone in third at Augusta and also moved into the top-20 with a final-round 68 at last week’s Players Championship.
Matt Kuchar (15/1): Kuchar hasn’t quite been able to build off his T8 at Augusta, making the cut in both his starts since then, but failing to place higher than T35. But he has gone top-15 at the Byron Nelson each of the past two years, including a T6 in 2011.
Keegan Bradley (20/1): It’s been a roller coaster year for Bradley, who went top-10 in each of his four starts in March, but hasn’t had a top-50 finish since then, including back-to-back missed cuts. Getting back to Four Seasons should serve him well though, as he won here in 2011. And after a string of three poor performances (a T35 and two missed cuts) leading up to last year’s Byron Nelson, Bradley started strong (67-68) before fading to a T24 finish.
Jason Dufner (15/1): The defending champ posted his second straight top-10 at Four Seasons last year. He hasn’t had much of a 2013, with zero top-10's on the season, but the odds should be relatively nice for a defending champ who has a legitimate shot to repeat.
Brian Gay (80/1): Gay has had a rough go of it in 2013. Since winning the Humana Challenge back in January, he’s failed to finish better than 24th in any tournament, and he’s missed three cuts over the past two months. But he’s a guy who can close out a tournament when he gets a chance, as evidenced by his four career wins. And he’s gone top-15 in three of his past five starts at Four Seasons, including a runner-up in 2010.