The AT&T Byron Nelson is a golf tournament played on the PGA Tour. It is named after one of the greatest golfers of all-time. It is only one of two PGA Tour stops named after a golfer, the other being the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
It is the biggest fundraiser on the PGA Tour with a total of $143M of funds raised. The tournament is hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a civic organization with around 600 members, and since its inception, has benefited the Momentous Institute, a non-profit runs by the club.
The tournament is played every May and last year, moved to its current location- the new Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. Previously, it had been played in two courses: The TPC and the Cottonwood Valley Course, both located at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas.
Last year, Aaron Wise won the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson, defeating Australia’s Marc Leishman by three strokes with his final score of -23. This year, Wise has committed to returning to defend his title at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament.
Here are the odds to win the 2019 Byron Nelson golf tournament. Odds taken from betonline.ag as of 5/7/19:
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2018 winner Aaron Wise will return to Dallas to defend his title. The 22-year old University of Oregon product didn’t just win the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson, he shattered Sam Snead’s 61-year old scoring record with a -23 final score. Considering this year’s tournament will be played in the same golf course, Aaron would be a wise choice to win given the mastery he showed last year.
However, after winning this tournament last year, Wise missed the cut in six out of his last seven tournaments played. The 64th ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings finished T17 at the recent Masters Tournament in Augusta, his best finish of the year so far in 2019.
Brooks Koepka is the 3rd best golfer in the planet according to the Official World Golf Rankings. The 28-year old from West Palm Beach, Florida last won at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES in October 2018. His other two Top 10 finishes this season were a T2 at the 2019 Honda Classic and a T2 at the recent Masters in Augusta. In his last tournament played, Koepka finished T22 in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last April 28, 2019.
Jordan Spieth is another big name who has committed to playing the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson. The 25-year-old from Dallas, Texas is currently ranked 36th in the Official World Golf Rankings. The former University of Texas product has played in a total of 10 tournaments this year and has only two Top 25 place finishes to boast. Spieth’s best finish this year was a T21 in Augusta.
Hideki Matsuyama is the 29th ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings. The 27-year old from Japan was 16th in this tournament last year. This year, Matsuyama has three Top 10 finishes in a total of 12 starts. His best finish wasa T3 at the Farmers Insurance Open last January.
Henrik Stenson hasn’t played that much this year, having started just a total of 8 tournaments so far. The world’s #40-ranked golfer finished T28 at the Wells Fargo Championship, his last outing to date. His best finish this year is a T9 at the WGC-Dell Matchplay.
Brendan Grace was third here at the 2018 Byron Nelson last year and is hoping to improve that finish this time around. Grace has two Top-10 finishes this year including a T2 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Ryan Palmer is the 73rd ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings. The 42-year old from Amarillo, Texas enters this tournament as the hottest player in the field. Palmer is coming off a win at the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Palmer also placed 4th in the 2019 Honda Classic. With momentum on his side, Palmer should be one of the golfers to watch in Dallas.
Brendon Todd is a former winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, having won this tournament five years ago in 2014. Currently, Todd isn’t ranked by the OWGR and has played only three tournaments in 2019. His best finish of the year was a T25 at the Puerto Rico Open.
Scott Piercy is the 85th ranked player in the world according to the Official World Golf Rankings. The 40-year-old from Las Vegas, Nevada has four Top 20 finishes in 10 tournaments played in 2019. He’s playing well as of late as he finished T3 at the RBC Heritage and T13 in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans both held last month.
The golf betting odds for the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson isn’t out yet since the confirmations from players have not been finalized yet pending the deadline. As such, we can’t give our best prediction yet. However, when you look at the names of the golfers who have committed to joining the tournament, the five names we mentioned above are worth noting. I would say that Aaron Wise, breaking the scoring record last year and Ryan Palmer, who is coming off a win in New Orleans are the best choices so far. We’ll update this preview once the field is finalized and the odds board is out.