2018 AT&T Byron Nelson Fantasy Sleeper Report
After the majesty of THE PLAYERS Championship, there is a feeling of ‘back to school’ about this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.
Webb Simpson showed everyone that when quality tee-to-green merchants find a putter that works for them, magic has a habit of following. It is hard to remember anyone that has quite taken TPC Sawgrass apart like the former US Open champion did.
The PGA TOUR moves on to Texas once more with the Byron Nelson, an event normally held at the TPC Four Seasons track but that has this year been uprooted to Trinity Forest GC, ironically a Links-inspired stretch with little or no trees at all!
This lack of familiarity has proven to be the event’s undoing, by all accounts. A thin field as it was has been further depleted by withdrawals, and the field is now rather sparse to say the very least.
Jordan Spieth is a heavy favorite with the bookmakers and that’s fair enough: he loves playing Links golf and plays well in Texas every time he sets foot in his home state.
Jordan Spieth of the United States plays his shot from the fourth tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach,… Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
But when you have Matt Kuchar – that’s no win four years and counting – as a 12/1 second favorite, you know this is going to be a tricky betting heat to decipher.
Happily, there is some value down the field in among the sleepers, and punters will be looking to take advantage in a week that is as wide open as the Tour has been for quite some time.
So, what has scared of the field from playing Trinity Forest in its inaugural hosting? It’s an inland Links stretch that will surely be buffeted by the Texan winds, and with small Bermuda greens perched atop elevations and cambers in the land you can see why not everyone would fancy the job.
But for those still in the running this is a fantastic opportunity to land a tremendous payday and add a PGA TOUR title to the collection; or indeed get that hunt for silverware up and running.
So who makes our shortlist of sleepers to roster this week? Let’s have a look…
AT&T Byron Nelson Fantasy Sleeper Report
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