PGA AT&T Byron Nelson Handicapping Preview and Betting Tips

by | May 7, 2019 | Golf

Event at a Glance

Course: Trinity Forest Golf Club

Location: Dallas, Texas

Date: May 9 – May 12,  2019

 

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The AT&T Byron Nelson will take place this week from Dallas, Texas at the Trinity Forest Golf Club.  

Last year was the first year for this tournament being played at Trinity Forest Golf Club, so ONLY use course history for last year.  

The tournament will get started on Thursday morning and will play through Sunday evening.  

This tournament is only the second golf tournament to be named after a professional golfer, Arnold Palmer Invitational being the other.  The tournament is one of the biggest fundraising events played on the PGA Tour all year long, and this year should be no different.

Now, let's jump in and take a look at the Trinity Forest Golf Club.    

Trinity Forest Golf Club Details

The Trinity Forest Golf Club will be the site of this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson.  Trinity Forest GC is located in Dallas, Texas, which means we will most likely be dealing with the winds and crazy weather of Texas. We will also deal with a slight bit of elevation in Texas with the course sitting 390 feet above sea level.  

The course was designed on top of an old landfill in Dallas, Texas by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore.  Trinity Forest GC is a Par 71 course that plays out at just under 7400 yards. The course plays out as follows:

  • Hole 1 – Par 5 – 552 Yards
  • Hole 2 – Par 3 – 235 Yards
  • Hole 3 – Par 4 – 412 Yards
  • Hole 4 – Par 4 – 443 Yards
  • Hole 5 – Par 4 – 315 Yards
  • Hole 6 – Par 4 – 420 Yards
  • Hole 7 – Par 7 – 570 Yards
  • Hole 8 – Par 3 – 140 Yards
  • Hole 9 – Par 4 – 505 Yards
  • Hole 10 – Par 4 – 416 Yards
  • Hole 11 – Par 4 – 471 Yards
  • Hole 12 – Par 3 – 205 Yards
  • Hole 13 – Par 4 – 480 Yards
  • Hole 14 – Par 5 – 630 Yards
  • Hole 15 – Par 4 – 440 Yards
  • Hole 16 – Par 4 – 429 Yards
  • Hole 17 – Par 3 – 215 Yards
  • Hole 18 – Par 4 – 502 Yards

Golfers such as Jordan Spieth, Hunter Mahan, and Beau Hossler are all members at the club and have experience over this particular course. It is a links-style golf course and all though it was built on top of a landfill, it looks like a very nice golf course.  

It is really hard to judge the fairways of this course. When I first looked at it, I thought that they were wide and looked pretty easy to hit but then I started looking at the changes in elevation and the 80 plus bunkers that are strategically spaced out and reconsidered my initial thoughts.

With the course being nearly 7400 yards, the distance will be an issue.  It looks like the long drivers will hold a benefit but once again, this is the first time this tournament is being played here so little info is really known on the course. The course superintendent has commented in various interviews that he feels this course will be the firmest and fastest course that the pro’s of the PGA will play this year.   

AT&T Byron Nelson Cut Info

The cut line for the AT&T Byron Nelson is much like most other normal tournaments.  There are 156 golfers scheduled to start the tournament on Thursday and only the Top 70 and ties will make it through the cut, to play on Saturday and Sunday.    

AT&T Byron Nelson System Attributes

As we said earlier, we aren’t going to look too deep into attributes this week.  This is only the second year that this tournament has been played here at Trinity Forest GC so there really is no telling how each golfer will do.  I wouldn’t put much emphasis on 1-year of course history My suggestion is to look more into recent form this week and use this year as a baseline for future tournaments.

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Golfers

Kevin Na +4000 at XBet for 1 Unit

My top play for the AT&T Byron Nelson is Kevin Na. Na has been playing really well.  He finished in 6th place here last year and is coming off a decent tournament at the RBC Heritage, where he finished in 10th place. Na has tremendous odds for this week and that makes him really appealing to me.  

 

Rafa Cabrera-Bello +4500 at MyBookie for 1 Unit

Cabrera-Bello did not play here last year but I don’t put too much weight in that because this tournament has only been around for 1 year, so it isn’t like were talking about 10 years worth of course experience.  Cabrera-Bello is coming off a 16th place finish at the RBC Heritage and has played really well this year, including a 3rd place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. I really like Rafa this week and thinks he can get his first win since 2017 this week.

 

Rory Sabbatini +5000 at MyBookie for 1 Unit

This one really baffles me. Why is Rory Sabbatini at these crazy odds?  Sabbatini is coming off an 18th place finish at the Wells Fargo Championship and a 10th place finish at the RBC Heritage. There is no way that this guy should be at these odds.  I think he is one of the feature guys you should be playing this week!

 

Scottie Scheffler +6000 at BetDSI for 1 Unit

There are several things that interest me about Scottie Scheffler this week.  First off, he is coming off very strong performances on the Web.com Tour. He finished in 2nd place last week at the Nashville Golf Open, 7th at the Dormie Network Classic and a 5th place finish at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship.  Scheffler has only played on the PGA Tour once this year, at the Valero Texas Open, where he finished in 20th place. He is playing great golf overall and he must be considered this week at this odds.

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