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PGA Tour: A look ahead to the AT&T Byron Nelson

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The Wells Fargo Championship last weekend was full of twists and turns, but Max Homa came out on top to clinch his fourth PGA Tour title of his career and his second in 2022. But this week, the AT&T Byron Nelson will grab the limelight and it is the last regular season tournament before the PGA Championship.

Perhaps we will get a clearer idea of how the top 10 are shaping up ahead of the second Major of the campaign, however, some of these stats make for interesting reading:

  • Justin Thomas is chasing his first win of the season. In 11 starts, he has had six top-10 finishes.
  • Xander Schauffele will be making his debut at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
  • TPC Craig Ranch will host the AT&T Byron Nelson for the next four years.
  • Reigning champion K.H. Lee holds the 72-hole record at TPC Craig Ranch (263).

For those who have like to indulge in online sports betting and are looking for some good value golf tips, we suggest reading our preview to see how we think the AT&T Byron Nelson may unfold.

Scottie Scheffler to come back with a bang

Scottie Scheffler headlines the field and the world No.1 should be feeling revitalised after a two-week break. The Masters champion was last seen in action alongside partner Ryan Palmer at the Zurich Classic. Although Scheffler is only 25, he has a wise head on his shoulders.

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the American has been awesome this season. Aside from claiming three titles, he has captured seven top-10 finishes, so he will be an undoubted threat this week. Of course, Scheffler will be eager to get off to a quick start and once he is on a roll, it is hard to put him off his stride.

The putter could well be red hot for Scheffler and if you fancy him to be in the winner’s circle come Sunday evening, then you can get a price of +1000 with Unibet.

Will Zalatoris could have a productive week

Will Zalatoris is coming into the AT&T Byron Nelson with plenty of confidence. The 25-year-old has been in contention most weeks on the PGA Tour and he has managed five top-10 finishes this season.

What is more staggering, is that he has amassed 168 birdies in 2021/22, which equates to a 4.20 per round average and that has been in part down to his excellent iron play. 

Zalatoris is also second in the rankings for strokes gained and he will want to lay down a marker ahead of the PGA Championship. A top-five finish could well be on the cards this week for Zalatoris, who is trading at a tempting +450 with Unibet to do so.

Don’t expect a landslide victory

The AT&T Byron Nelson honors board has been littered with some great champions over the years, including Tiger Woods, Jason Day, and Sergio Garcia. 

12 months ago, K.H. Lee triumphed by three shots, but the last time the winning margin was more than four strokes was back in 1982. Then, Bob Gilder took the spoils as he finished with a total score of 266, five shots ahead of runner-up Curtis Strange.

So, perhaps there could be some drama on Sunday. If you like the look of the Winning Margin market, then SugarHouse has odds of +350 for the margin of victory to be two strokes. The same operator also has a relatively short price of +350 for the event to go to a playoff. Whatever happens, the AT&T Byron Nelson will make for a fascinating watch and the top players will be hoping they don’t peak too soon.

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