2018 AT&T Byron Nelson Classic PGA DFS Preview
Hello Degens! I finally broke the winnerless streak with Webb. Hope most of you played him and were able to turn that into some money. 10 of 13 picks made the cut which brings the season long percentage to 73% with 44% of the time having the winner in there.
This week the Tour heads back to Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas. The course is Trinity Forest Golf Club, which has never hosted a PGA event. The course is over 7,300 yards at a par 71 with 3 par 5s. It is a links style course that was built on an old landfill. The course is designed to play hard and fast from tee to green with giant relatively slow greens. It will be interesting to see exactly how it plays, but with any new track its best to scale back the amount of money in play and take a wait and see approach.
We are in Texas so most likely it will be windy. This course has no defense whatsoever for the wind, so taking guys who are used to it is not a bad approach. Winds look like they will berelatively weak Thursday and pick up throughout the day on Friday. No rain is in the forecast, so exact conditions will be up to the greens keeper and how much the players bitch. As of Tuesday, I could see the PM/AM wave have a bit of an advantage.
Jordan Spieth $11,900 – He is by far the class of this field and a member at this club. This sets up well for him to get his first victory in 2018. He showed some good form last week for 2 of the 4 days and although this will be a completely different course he should have plenty of confidence coming in. He is going to be popular, but I will be overweight.
Adam Scott $9,200 – He went to a longer (Langer) style putter last week and finished 11th. In this field he should be contending for a win.
Beau Hossler $9,000 – We are in Texas, so I think he is very much in play. I hope the price hike will scare some people away.
Peter Uhlein $8,500 – Coming off a 5th place finish at the Wells Fargo 2 weeks ago. He only played one good round there, which came on Saturday with the 62, but I am willing to take a chance in this field.
Ben Crane $7,700 – Pretty sure I have never said anyone should play Mr. Crane, but its hard to argue against his form. 4 straight made cuts with a 11th the last time we were in Texas.
Keith Mitchell $7,800 – His putter is still bad, but the ball striking is good enough in this field. He isn’t a late add to the field this week, so we get to play him on DK.
Johnson Wagner $7,500 – 2 straight top 20s and played well both tourneys in Texas this year.
Sam Saunders $7,400 – He has been made cut, missed cut for the last 2 months. If length is an advantage here, then I really like him.
Sam Ryder $7,300 – Solid made cut at the Texas Open finishing 36th.
Andrew Putnam $6,900 – 8th and 32nd at the 2 Texas tourneys before this one. Hitting a ton of GIR.
Brett Stegmaier $7,000
Corey Conners $7,200
John Huh $7,200 – Coming off 2 straight missed cuts but had 3 straight top 35s before that. Price is too low for this field.
So that is all for this week. Like I said above with a new course and a field that is pretty sketchy below $9k I am going to tread lightly. Also, I am now writing a Hindsight article for @FanShareSports, where I look at the previous week and try to identify trends for next year and the coming weeks. Check it out. Per the usual hit me up on twitter with any questions.