AT&T Byron Nelson Preview: Look Past the Favorites
AT&T Byron Nelson Preview: Look Past the Favorites

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads back to Texas this week, this time Dallas, for a final tune-up before the PGA Championship. As expected, the field is a bit light this week, which comes as no surprise as many elite players took the week off prior to a major. But there are certainly a few names that catch the eye this week. 

As for the course, this will be the second year at Trinity Forest Golf Club. That's both a blessing and a curse as there isn't as much course history in play this week, but it might help you gain an edge if your competition isn't paying attention and relies too heavily on course history prior to last year.  

This Week: AT&T Byron Nelson – Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas

Last Year: Aaron Wise shot a final-round 65 on his way to a three-stroke victory over Marc Leishman.  

FAVORITES

Brooks Koepka (7-1) 

Koepka is clearly the best golfer in the field this week, but the question concerning Koepka, as always, is whether he will show up at a non-major. Perhaps being this close to a major, Koepka will start to get amped up a week early. Then again, do you really want to take a guy simply on a hunch that he might be ready to play this week? Those who have waited to pull the trigger on Koepka might as well wait one more week.  

Hideki Matsuyama (18-1)   

If Matsuyama were in better form, perhaps

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