After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, the AT&T Byron Nelson is back on the 50-tournament PGA Tour season. This year, the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson will take place at TPC Craig Ranch at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Two years ago, the unheralded Sung Kang captured the 2019 event for his first career PGA Tour victory.
This year, Jon Rahm is the co-favorite alongside Bryson DeChambeau at +800. Hometown star Jordan Spieth is next in line at +1000 with Daniel Berger (+1600) and Scottie Scheffler (+1800) rounding out the top five favorites on the odds leaderboard.
The 2021 Byron Nelson gets undrway on Thursday, May 13 and takes place on a 7,468-yard, par-72 layout designed by the legendary Tom Weiskopf. Also in the field is 2021 Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama, four-time major winner Brooks Koepka and young Masters runner-up Will Zalatoris. This is the final tournament for players to fine tune their games in preparation for the 2021 PGA Championship next week at Kiawah Island. WIth that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming event so you can get all set to make your bets against their PGA odds.
PGA Tour Betting – AT&T Byron Nelson Odds and Predictions
Odds to Win 2021 Byron Nelson
- Jon Rahm +800
- Bryson DeChambeau +800
- Jordan Spieth +1000
- Daniel Berger +1600
- Scottie Scheffler +1800
- Hideki Matsuyama +2000
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Matthew Fitzpatrick +2000
- Will Zalatoris +2500
- Marc Leishman +2800
- Sam Burns +2800
- Si-Woo Kim +4000
- Sergio Garcia +5000
- Ryan Palmer +4000
- Jason Day +5500
Five For the Win
The 24-year-old American has made the cut 15 times in 16 events this season with five Top-10 finishes and one win in lastt moth’s Valspar Championship. Burns has a pair of Top-3 finishes in his last six events, including a third place finish in the Genesis Invitational in February.
The 29-year-old native of Japan has made the cut 16 tmes in 17 tournaments this season with one win in last month’s Masters. Matsuyama has seven Top-20 finishes and one second place finish in the Houston Open in November.
The 24-year-old Dallas native has made the cut 14 times in 18 events this season with nine Top-25 finishes and four Top-10 finishes. Scheffler finished T29 in the Valspar Championship in his last event, T8 in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans just before that and an impressive T18 in the Masters just prior to that. Scheffler ranks 32nd in driving distance, 26th in driving accuracy and 14th in birdie average. Scheffler might not be a household name yet, but I like his chances this weekend.
The 24-year-old Californian missed the cut at last week’s Wells Fargo Championship, but that should serve as added motivation in my opinion. Zalatoris finished a stupendous second in this year’s Masters in his first appearance at Augusta. Zalatoris finised seventh in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in January and fifth in the Shriners Hospitals for Children tournament in October. A former star at Wake Forest, Zalatoris ranks 21st in driving distance, 26th in greens in regulation, 26th in eagles and a stellar 13th in scoring average (70.022). Zalatoris also finished a stellar sixth in last year’s U.S. Open and is clearly a future major winner just waiting to happen.
In 14 events this season, Rahm has made the cut 13 times. Ironically, the 26-year-old Spanaird missed the cut at last week’s Wells Fargo, but that was a rare occassion. More importantly, I’m thinking it’s going to give Rahm the motivation he needs to get the win in this event. Besides, prior to last week, Rahm, who is third in the Offical Golf World Rankings, finished an impressive fifth in the Masters and ninth in THE PLAYERS Championship. The former Arizona State star ranks 21st in driving distance, fifth in greens-in-regulation, 21st in birdie average (4.30) and ninth in scoring average (69.960). Rahm also finished fifth in the Genesis Invitational an an identical seventh in three consecutive tournaments to close out last year and kick off the 2021 calendar campaign.