PGA Golf: Byron Nelson Predictions and Odds

PGA Golf: Byron Nelson

The PGA Tour is back in Texas this week for the Byron Nelson tournament.

The event is held at TPC Craig Ranch. The course is highlighted by wide fairways and big but fast greens.

The field is missing some notable names just a week ahead of the next major on the schedule, the PGA Championship. Brooks Koepka is the latest notable name to withdraw from the event. You can make all of your PGA plays in our sportsbook right now.


Scheffler on a tear

Scottie Scheffler, the top-ranked golfer in the world, edges out Justin Thomas for the shortest odds in the tournament at +1000. Scheffler has been on another planet this season, finishing in the top-10 seven times including four tournament wins.

The consensus among experts is to ride the hottest player in the game until he gives you a reason not to. Winning five of eight events is a lot for any player. Scheffler has given us no reason to fade though. Nevermind the fact that he is a native of the Dallas area just a hop away from this course. At +1000, he has great value as a favorite. Include Scheffler in your bets this week without hesitation.

Thomas +1100 is another good play to get in on. He has been solid this season, gaining the second most strokes tee-to-green. He has not been able to put it all together for a win yet, but if he can find his short game he could walk away a winner on Sunday.


The longshot to love

There are several players you can make an argument for at this tournament, especially considering the overall field is relatively weak. You can bet the field at +300 by the way.

Will Zalatoris +2200 to win is the top longshot primed to get his first win. He has finished in the top-10 in each of his last three events and is the best player in this field in strokes gained from his approach. This sets him up for a lot of Birdie opportunities which he captures more often than not on the green. It is a forgiving course, so those extra strokes will make a big difference in the end.

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