AT & T Byron Nelson Classic: Golf Tips, Each-Way Predictions and Value Bets

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:38 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 7, 2019 7:38 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Byron Nelson Classic outright markets for

<p><span style="font-size:1.2em;font-weight:700;">AT &amp; T Byron Nelson Classic</span></p><div><p><strong>Trinity Forest Golf Course<br />Dallas, Texas<br />Par 71, 7380 Yards<br />May 9th - 12th.</strong></p><p>The PGA tour stop this week is the long time established Texas stop for a tournament founded in 1944 and forty-one years ago was renamed the Byron Nelson Classic. Byron Nelson was the inaugural winner back in 1944. Spread around the state of Texas since inception the Trinity Forest Golf Course first played host last year and gets the nod again for the current season. The course is relatively new, opened in 2014 and built on undulating wasteland in a treeless links style. Co-designers Bill Coore and double Masters champion Ben Crenshaw made a unique challenge with potential to be windswept in a links fashion without being near the sea. The course represents a very different challenge for PGA tour players who only ever find another links test on their schedule in the form of the British Open.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><p>Last year’s winning score however, was low in the form of twenty-three under par by Aaron Wise due in part to a sustained wet weather front in Texas making the course defenceless with softer greens and fairways. Currently we have a similar forecast this year.</p><p><img alt src="" style="width:600px;height:337px;" /></p><p> </p><h2>Contenders</h2><p> </p><p><strong>Aaron Wise</strong><br />Last year’s winner Aaron Wise who set a record winning score in his rookie season has to be respected again this year given his form looked to be trending in the right direction with a top 20 finish at the Masters. Last week at the Wells Fargo Championship he backed that performance up with another top 20 finish that threatened to be better.</p><p><strong>Mark Leishman</strong><br />Australian Mark Leishman has had an affinity for the Byron Nelson Classic for many years often contending without actually winning. Last year’s event was no different with second place and a twenty under par total. This is no surprise given he is also a regular contender in major championships which proves a liking for a links golf course. He has six top 10 finishes in his last thirteen starts on the PGA Tour.</p><p><strong>Keith Mitchell</strong><br />Keith Mitchell won his maiden title earlier in the season at the Honda Classic and finished an impressive third here last year in his rookie season. After a few blank weeks he was back to form last at the Wells Fargo Championship with a top 10 finish.</p><p><strong>Brendan Todd</strong><br />Previous Champion Brendan Todd is on the comeback trail as proved last week at the Wells Fargo Championship with a top 20 finish after some dreadful form and injury. I am expecting a big performance soon and where better than a tournament he has finished first and second in the past.<br /><br /><strong>Rory Sabbatini</strong><br />Rory Sabbatini has been in consistent form in recent weeks with successive top 20 finishes despite starting last week with a four over par 76. Shaun Stefani while not being as consistent did also play well last week and last year here.</p><p><strong>Texan Born Residents</strong><br />I always like Texan born residents or those who previously attended university here to play well when back in the state. Martin Piller is not getting many starts on the PGA Tour this however, he often excels in Texas. Colt Knost who grew up in Dallas had his first solid week of the season last week at the Wells Fargo and deserves a second glance. Roberto Castro, Kramer Hickok, Jordan Speith, Carlos Ortiz and Jimmy Walker to name a few have Texas links and need to be considered.</p><p> </p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><p> </p><p><strong><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365 Betting Odds">All Odds at Bet365</a><br />Aaron Wise – each way @ 25/1 (26.00)<br />Keith Mitchell - each way @ 40/1 (41.00)<br />Brendan Todd – Top 20 @ 12/1 (13.00)<br />Rory Sabbatini – Top 20 @ 5/2 (3.50)</strong></p></div>
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