GolfMonger Preview: AT&T Byron Nelson

The AT&T Byron Nelson is the next stop in Texas for the PGA Tour.  The TPC Four Seasons Resort-Las Colinas in the venue that has attracted some serious names over the years.  Well…maybe is has been Sir Byron attracting the players.  Yeah, that is probably it.

Don’t get us wrong, the TPC Four Seasons is a formidable challenge (2nd toughest par 70 in 2014) but the golfers would show up each year for the opportunity to pay homage to the great Byron Nelson.  He would sit in his tent behind the 18th green and speak to each player as they finished their rounds.  Nelson never missed a chance to speak to the players.

This week the field is going to have to deal with some severe weather.  The heavy rains that affected play at Colonial last week did a number at Las Colinas, but the course will be ready for play.  There is more rain in the forecast for the entire week, so timing of play could be very important this week.


GolfMonger Picks:

1. Jordan Spieth – This is basically a home game for the young Texan.  We have seen already this year how he bounces back after finishing a close 2nd (win the Masters).  It is hard to pick against Jordan here, even though he doesn’t even have a Top15 finish at TPC Four Seasons yet.  Emphasis on the word yet.

2.  Matt Kuchar – Horse for the course could not fit better here.  He has Top 15s in three of last four starts here.  He is the consummate grinder.  With the weather that is expected to come into play this week, Kuch seems like a very strong pick.  It should boost his confidence gearing up for the US Open in a few weeks.

3.  Dustin Johnson – I was not going to pick DJ until I saw the weather forecast.  We all know that DJ is a mudder.  He has won 3 rain shortened events over the past few years.  This may be the flimsiest reason to pick someone that we have ever given I think.  We like it anyway!

Wild Card Pick:

Keegan Bradley is our WC pick this week.  He has not played anything near good golf in weeks and weeks.  However, he won the AT&T Byron  Nelson back in 2011 and was 2nd in 2013.  He also falls into the horse for the course category.  His good vibs and memories should outweigh the poor play we have seen lately from Keegan.

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Author: Brian Stefan

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