This week the TOUR pays tribute to Byron Nelson, one of the game’s greatest players, champions, and gentlemen. Near his home in North Texas his namesake event is hosted in Las Colinas, Texas at the TPC Four Seasons – a traditionally tough and long par 70. Most of Texas has been inundated with heavy rains this spring, and the Dallas area has been no exception. The course is ready to go, but more wet weather and wind is forecasted for the area throughout the weekend - which should certainly make for an even tougher track, but good TV.

 

Feel free to contact us with suggestions on fantasy content and enjoy the weekend!

 

How it works:

  • My Guy: If I’m picking in a one-golfer league, and had to just pick one…he’s the guy.
  • Stripes: “Man, I was striping it today” as the big guy (TW) likes to say. Call these guys my “favorites” each week.
  • Wildcard: All in the name. Enough said.
  • Shank: I hate to even say this word, especially on a golf course, so as you can imagine these are guys to avoid.

 

My Guy:

Dustin Johnson

  • First on TOUR in driving distance and driving efficiency should certainly help this week – also likely the reason he dominates this course and averages sub-69 per round.
  • Currently sits 5th on TOUR in putting average.
  • Those two combined is a deadly combination for any course, let alone a proven track.

Stripes:

Matt Kuchar

  • Solid course history.
  • Able to win in wind and rain which is forecasted for this weekend.
  • The Byron Nelson produces winners who can putt –‘Koooch’ is currently 6th on TOUR in strokes gained: putting.

Brandt Snedeker

  • When he’s winning, his putter is usually to thank, and last week was no different. He was in serious contention on Sunday and shot consecutive rounds in the 60s from Thursday-Sunday.
  • He’ll need to hit plenty of fairways to give himself looks into the greens, but if he can be near the top of the field in GIR% his putter should carry him onto the first page of the leaderboard.

Charley Hoffman

  • Continues what has been one of his strongest years of his career.
  • Tends to play well in Texas events, and finished in top 10 here a year ago.

Marc Leishman

  • His length suits him well at TPC Four Seasons as proven by his stellar course history including a top 5 last year.
  • Has been hovering around the top 25 in his last 3 stroke play events (T28, T24, T27), TPC Four Seasons could be just what he needs to break back into the winner’s circle.

Wildcard:

Keegan Bradley

  • Coming off a rough patch in the season (first round exit at Matchplay, MC at PLAYERS) that hopefully has given him time to find his game.
  • Course history and home of his first win should help spark some scoring.

Shank:

Boo Weekley

  • Fought a potentially WD-worthy back issue last week at Colonial that surely hasn’t left his mind.
  • Other than his opening round, he didn’t show his game is ready for a win.