Okay PGA golf fanatics, we’re back in business this week at the AT&T Byron Nelson where Jordan Spieth is the oddsmakers’ prohibitive favorite. Still, with the World No. 1 facing his share of troubles recently, the question begs to be asked. Is Speith really the favorite in the golf betting odds to bring home the bacon at Byron Nelson?
Keep in mind that, while this event has been held since 1944, only four golfers have won this event more than once. Also, this is one of the weaker fields we’ve seen in awhile, so it’s wide open in terms of trying to make some money.
Inside Scoop on the PGA AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Betting Overview & TV Info
When: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Where: Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas
TV: GOLF, CBS
Zach Johnson (+1800), Dustin Johnson (+800) and defending champion Steven Bowditch get started at No. 1 at 12:40 PM ET. Spieth tees off Thursday at 12:50 p.m. Eastern from Hole No. 1 with Jason Dufner and Jimmy Green.
Jordan Spieth +625
Believe it r not, Spieth, a native Texan, played in this tournament way back in 2010 on a sponsor’s exemption when he was just 16-years-old. Not only that, but Speith shot an amazing 4-under to finish in a tie for 16th.
Nevertheless, Spieth is coming off a poor performance at last week’s Player’s Championship where he missed he cut. Speith also finished a distant 30th at the Byron Nelson in 2015.
Charley Hoffman +1800
Hoffman finished tied for second at last year’s Byron Nelson and won the Valero Open in San Antonio last month. Hoffman has also recorded three top 15 finishes this season, so he should at least contend.
Matt Kuchar +1800
While Matt Kuchar hasn’t recorded a win this season, he did finish third in last week’s Player’s Championship while recording two other op 10 finishes in his four previous tournaments. Sounds to me, like Kuchar is rounding into form.
Zach Johnson +1800
Not only does Zach Johnson not have a tour victor this season, but he’s also finished 29th or worse in each of his last three tournaments while missing the cut at the Master’s in his outing prior to those.
Jimmy Walker +3500
Walker has missed the cut in two straight events coming into this weekend but finished fifth in last year’s Byron Nelson. I’ve got a feeling that Walker, who has made the cut in 10 of 13 events overall, is due for a better outing at a familiar course this week.
Dustin Johnson +800
Johnson has made the cut in all six of his appearances at the Byron Nelson and has finished in the top-10 four times. Johnson has also finished in the top-10 in three of his last four events, making him my pick to bring home the bacon at this year’s Byron Nelson.
The Pick: Dustin Johnson