2018 Byron Nelson Championship Betting Preview And Tips

May 17th – 20th, 2018
Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas
Par: 71 / Yardage: 7,380
Purse: $7.7 million with $1,386,000 to the winner
Defending: Billy Horschel

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2018 Byron Nelson Betting Preview and Tips

The Byron Nelson moves to a new venue at Trinity Forest Golf Club and its not your typical PGA Tour layout.  The Coore and Crenshaw designed treeless roughless inland links (not unlike Streamsong in Florida) is a different test and if the wind blows, as it usually does, it should be a reasonable test. At 7380 yards and par 71, distance wont be an issue this week and opens up the event to an underdog winning.  So the message is caution when putting on a bet pre tournament; read the tips and follow the progress of those mentioned in rounds one and two.  Then strike!

Favourite Watch

Local favourite Jordan Spieth tops the betting at 5/1 and this tournament means everything to him.  After thirds in Houston and Augusta, a T41 at The Players was disappointing and highlighted a worrying glitch in the matrix when putting.

Doc's Top 5 Each Way Bets At The 2018 Byron Nelson

Matt Kuchar 14/1

The time Kuck locked Butch in the portaloo!

Not the most imaginative of tips but all the signs point to Kuch having a big week in Dallas. Gears himself to be in top form at this time of the year and a T17 at Sawgrass was encouraging.  We all know his prowess in wind on links type terrain and with his course management skills looks a solid shout in an event (not venue) he perennially  does well in.

Sergio Garcia 20/1

After finishing near last at The Players and missing consecutive cuts in Texas and The Masters, Sergio finds himself out at 20/1 this week and I'm wondering is his mind on the job or at home with baby.  But on a mock links where the only defence are bunkers and wind, where they wont ramp up the green speeds past 11 on the stimp because of that, you have to fancy Sergio's skillset.  IF his mind is not on smelly nappies.

Jimmy Walker 20/1

Great to see Jimmy Walker playing so well again and he really came up on the rails to secure a T2 at The Players last week.  That followed a solo 4th at the Texas Open and T20 at The Masters.  His battle with Lyme Disease has been well documented and by his own admission it can and does strike at any time but if he has a week of well being, don’t rule out a return to the winners enclosure.

Adam Scott 25/1

Anyone who regularly follows my tips will know that I pay close attention to players who "suddenly find the key" and break a cycle of poor form with a good result.  And when that guy is Adam Scott, and we are heading to a virgin, windy, linksy, "play through the air' venue then of course you have to fancy the Australian.  T11 at The Players after poor weeks at the Wells Fargo and Texas Open and 10 years after his win in the event looks well worth an each way squeak at 25/1.

Marc Leishman 25/1

Poor form at Sawgrass and Hilton Head sees Marc slip down the odds with the bookies (who incidentally are keeping the odds very tight this week).  But as we've seen from The Farmers, The Arnie and The Masters Leishman, on his day, is the real deal.  Another with the game to contend at Trinity Forest in the hot and windy conditions forecast.

Long Odds Glory Shots

Every course is new to Satoshi Kodaira this year on the PGA Tour so maybe the playing field will be levelled for him this week.  Looked so impressive at the RBC Heritage and I see him at 80/1 this week.  Ryan Palmer 66/1 found some form again carding rounds of 67, 69, 69 last week at Sawgrass and is worth tracking.

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