PGA Tour Brunch 1st Look Byron Nelson
@PGATourBrunch Takes a First Look at This Week's AT&T Byron Nelson Classic
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: AT&T Byron Nelson Classic
COURSE: TPC Craig Ranch (McKinney, Texas)
ARCHITECT: Tom Weiskopf
YARDS/PAR: 7,468 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,100,000/$1,458,000
DEFENDING Champion (March 2019) - Sung Kang - (2019 Leaderboard)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points Available/Winner: 2,989/500
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @attbyronnelson
TV COVERAGE: Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14: 3:30pm to 6:30pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. On Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 - Golf Channel’s TV coverage will air from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of Featured Groups Thursday and on Friday from 7:45am to 6:30pm (EDT). On Saturday and Sunday, PGA Live Featured Groups runs from 8:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) with Featured Holes streaming from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Streaming Radio coverage Thursday and Friday from 1:00pm to 6:30pm (EDT); then Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
Welcome to PGA Tour Brunch - 1st Look at AT&T Byron Nelson
The AT&T Byron Nelson has moved to TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, after two years at Trinity Forest Golf Club. Due to COVID-19, the Byron Nelson was not contested in 2020. Looking back, Sung Kang was the last winner and is set to defend his 2019 title.
Did You Know: The AT&T Byron Nelson was the first Tour event to be named in honor of a professional golfer.
Hideki Matsuyama will make his first start since winning the 2021 Masters Tournament. Additional headliners include AT&T ambassador Jordan Spieth, FedExCup leader Bryson DeChambeau, four-time major champion Brooks Koepka and World No. 3 Jon Rahm who is making his tournament debut.
Pierceson Coody, Cole Hammer and Tyler Strafaci are participating after leading the United States to victory in last week’s Walker Cup. Strafaci is making his professional debut.
The field is “medium rare,” in terms of the usual high level, as the PGA Championship awaits next week and some golfers chose to go from Charlotte to Kiawah Island and ease travel. That stated, there are 82 PGA Tour winners combining for 269 total victories, led by Jason Day and Jordan Spieth (12 each). Eight major championship winners combining for 15 major victories will tee-it-up, including past PGA Championship winners Padraig Harrington (2008), Jason Day (2015), Jimmy Walker (2016) and Brooks Koepka (2018, 2019).
Five past champions of the AT&T Byron Nelson will compete. They are: Rory Sabbatini (2009), Jason Day (2010), Sergio Garcia (2004, 2016), Aaron Wise (2018), defending champ Sung Kang (2019), who is currently No. 184 in the FedExCup standings.
Tournament Tee Times begin Thursday at 6:50am (local)/7:50am (EDT) through 2:12pm (local)/3:12pm (EDT).
Weather: Thursday’s forecast calls for Partly Cloudy skies and 64-degrees with 10 mph winds. There’s a 10% chance of rain both Thursday and Friday. Lon-range forecast is calling for Thunderstorms on Sunday with an 80% chance of rain and 80% humidity.
PGATourBrunch will be posting at 7:00am (EDT) Thursday and Friday.
Next Week: PGA Championship (Kiawah Island, South Carolina)
Brandon Hagy (out) / Jonathan Byrd (in) - Grayson Murray to replace Hagy in the pro-am
Sangmoon Bae is a WD off the alternate list
Dustin Johnson (out)/Greg Chalmers (in)
There are scheduled to be 156 players in the field this week.
The Field - (link)
AT&T Byron Nelson Classic Odds
(Odds by William Hill)
Jon Rahm 8-1
Bryson DeChambeau 8-1
Jordan Spieth 10-1
Daniel Berger 16-1
Hideki Matsuyama 20-1
Brooks Koepka 20-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 20-1
Scottie Scheffler 25-1
Marc Leishman 28-1
Will Zalatoris 28-1
Sam Burns 30-1
Si-Woo Kim 35-1
Sergio Garcia 40-1
Ryan Palmer 40-1
Harris English 50-1
Jason Day 50-1
Charl Schwartzel 55-1
Matt Kuchar 60-1
Thomas Pieters 66-1
Lee Westwood 66-1
Charles Howell 66-1
Aaron Wise 66-1
Keith Mitchell 66-1
Luke List 66-1
Russell Knox 70-1
Talor Gooch 70-1
Peter Uihlein 70-1
Cameron Champ 80-1
Alex Noren 80-1
Doug Ghim 80-1
Rickie Fowler 80-1
Carlos Ortiz 80-1
Antoine Rozner 90-1
Brandt Snedeker 90-1
Camilo Villegas 100-1
Ryan Moore 100-1
Ben Martin 100-1
Sebastian Munoz 100-1
Jhonattan Vegas 125-1
John Catlin 125-1
Erik Van Rooyen 125-1
James Hahn 125-1
Wyndham Clark 150-1
Tom Hoge 150-1
Pat Perez 150-1
Adam Schenk 150-1
Patton Kizzire 150-1
Sepp Straka 150-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 150-1
Scott Stallings 150-1
Doc Redman 150-1
Martin Laird 150-1
C.T. Pan 150-1
Scott Piercy 150-1
What They’re Saying:
Dustin Johnson Withdraws from Byron Nelson Classic (CBS Sports HQ)
The First Look (PGATourCom)
Power Rankings (PGATourCom)
Horses for the Course at TPC Craig Ranch (PGATourCom)
Organizers Announced Limited Capacity at TPC Craig Ranch (link)
#SportsBiz, Sports Gambling and Golf Industry News
Matsuyama Celebrated Masters Win in Quarantine (ESPN)
Spieth Making First Start Since COVID+ Test (ESPN)
Expert Picks - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks - (PGATourCom)
AT&T Byron Nelson Predictions, Odds - (CBS Sports HQ)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 12, 1996 - Bolstered by a 30-foot chip-in for Eagle on the 16th hole, a 25-year-old Phil Mickelson won the Byron Nelson Classic after shooting a final round (66) to defeat Craig Parry of Australia by two shots. Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE