Byron Nelson Championship Golf Tips
Another great event from the PGA Tour as the head up the Byron Nelson Championship from Texas.
Jordan Speith nearly won a US Masters on debut and then nearly won the TPC just last week, if he can get over his mental meltdowns at the business end he is the next big thing but he looks very short to do so this week. The field is strong but the course is not one of the more interesting ones on PGA tour. The greens here are a test playing fast and making for some tricky reads. The course can play easy but its best protection is the wind which can really affect scores.
Looking at past winners they have been very good players who are now highly regarded. Both Bradley and Dufner are now major winners. Day has gone very close and Moon Bae is highly regarded to be the next big thing for Asian golf. I will most likely look at GIR and putting this week and maybe throw in a few good wind players. And course experience isn’t really an issue here if your game is good enough you can win here.
Byron Nelson Championship Picks:
Marc Leishman 40/1 bet365 – Likes the venue and good record in Texas by all accounts. Was all the hype last year but comes in with just as good a chance at much better odds.
Robert Garrigus 80/1 bet365- Hits it long off the tee, and very good with his long irons too. Missed cut last week not a worry as now gets a much more suitable course.
Justin Hicks 100/1 skybet – Very accurate and finds plenty greens so can he finally get that win. hes been 14th and 21st here so he is not that far off making it with a bit more. Along with Steele make this smaller interests.
Gary Woodland 30/1 bet365- Big hitter off the tee and in very good form at the moment. Was solid at TPC were I wouldn’t fully expect him to be suited by that test. He is progressing well and this week should suit much better. Strong here last year till poor 4th round.
Brendan Steele 100/1 betfred – Has won in Texas before so will take interest. A good all round game can get over his missed cut the last time he was here to win this.
Brooks Koepka 80/1 betvictor- Won several times at challenge tour level last year. His driving has been solid this year and as a result he has made all the cuts this year.
Ryan Palmer 40/1 betvictor – lives around 30 minutes away from TPC, being a runner up here in 2011. Ranks well on driving and iron play so a fancy this week.