Texas has been a popular destination on the PGA Tour as we look to the third tournament in Texas – the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. The Byron Nelson is a curtain-raiser for the second major of the year, the PGA Championship, which starts next week.
This golf course provides a unique test for the players. It certainly divides opinion with a number of big names choosing to sit out this Championship despite a major on the horizon.
It was built on an old landfill site. Unusually, for an inland golf course, it has no trees and no rough. Off the fairways you will find native areas – the design is trying to mimic a links track and with tricky greens, there is a premium on greens in regulation this week.
Marc Leishman: 28/1
“I think it’s a great course. You know, with no wind it’s definitely there to be had.”
The Aussie, is a player who will embrace the unique course and take it for what it is – an opportunity for a PGA Tour win.
He has proved himself a global player being comfortable in different types of golf courses.
He got off to a flyer last year with rounds of 61 and 66. Unfortunately, Aaron Wise was fearless in the pursuit of his maiden PGA Tour victory.
Marc will be in a confident mood with last year’s second place in the bank and should be a threat over the weekend.
Ryan Moore 40/1 EW
The American was touted for big things off the back of a very impressive amateur career. Things haven’t gone fully to plan in his professional career, but he remains a classy golfer with five PGA Tour victories to his name. He has proved that he is capable of winning on the PGA Tour.
2019 has been encouraging so far posting a T2 at the Safeway Open and solo third in the Valero Texas Open.
He is trending nicely for another big performance and there is definitely each way value with Moore this week.