PGA Tour Brunch - Opening Round
@PGATourBrunch Presents its Opening Round Coverage of AT&T Byron Nelson
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: Today 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 Today and 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 Today 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 - AT&T Byron Nelson Classic
The AT&T Byron Nelson has moved to TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, after two years at Trinity Forest Golf Club. Sung Kang was the last winner and is set to defend his 2019 title.
Back in 2019, Sung Kang became the 10th Korean-born player to win on the PGA Tour and second to win the AT&T Byron Nelson, the other being Sangmoon Bae in 2013. The 2019 tournament marked the 11th win by an international player at the AT&T Byron Nelson since 2000 (Jesper Parnevik/2000, Shigeki Maruyama/2002, Vijay Singh/2003, Sergio Garcia/2004, Adam Scott/2008, Rory Sabbatini/2009, Jason Day/2010, Sangmoon Bae/2013, Steven Bowditch/2015, Garcia/2016, Sung Kang/2019).
With the WD by Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau becomes one of the top headliners to play at TPC Craig Ranch. Last week, DeChambeau regained the lead in the FedExCup standings with a T-9 at the Wells Fargo Championship. He has held the FedExCup points lead in 17 of 30 weeks this season, the most of any player.
DeChambeau is seeking his ninth career PGA Tour title and third of the 2020-21 season (U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard). He enters the week at No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
The AT&T Byron Nelson is the 33rd of 50 events in the 2020-21 PGA Tour season.
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 6:50am (local)/7:50am (EDT) through 2:12pm (local)/3:12pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for Partly Cloudy skies and 64-degrees with 10 mph winds. There’s a 10% chance of rain both today 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) on 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)
Tyler McCumber (out) / David Lingmerth (in)
Camilo Villegas (out) / Charlie Beljan (in)
The Field - (link)
What They’re Saying:
Spieth, Koepka Reflect on 2012 Q-School at TPC Craig Ranch (PGATourCom)
Bomber Paradise (Dallas Morning News)
Jason Day and wife expecting; Day could miss Majors (PGATourCom)
#Sports Gambling Predictions
Expert Picks - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks - (PGATourCom)
AT&T Byron Nelson Predictions, Odds - (CBS Sports HQ)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 13, 1973 - Bruce Crampton made double-bogey on the 18th hole and lost the Colonial Invitational by one shot to Tom Weiskopf. Weiskopf’s final round (69) earns the tournament victory. Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE