The tour moves to Dallas, TX the week before the PGA Championship to tee it up at the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club. This is the last chance for someone not in the PGA Championship field to get in with a win, and the last competitive tuneup for those guys participating.
- Thursday May 9th: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST on the Golf Channel
- Friday May 10th: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST on the Golf Channel
- Saturday May 11th: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM CST on the Golf Channel
- Saturday May 11th: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST on CBS
- Sunday May 12th: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM CST on the Golf Channel
- Sunday May 12th: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST on CBS
Whose Teeing Off
As far as big names go, there aren’t many here to no surprise. Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth are the two big names this weekend. But there are other guys like Hideki Matsuyama, Henrik Stenson, and Patrick Reed who are here, I would guess to try and get some good play and momentum going into the PGA Championship. Other recognizable names include Branden Grace, Keith Mitchell, Kevin Na and Marc Leishman. Overall not a huge draw for the casual fan.
We have a VERY short history to look at here, because this only the second year the Byron Nelson Open will be playing at Trinity Forest Golf Club. First off, Koepka, Stenson and Reed did not play here last year – as far as big names go.
Aaron Wise took home the trophy here last year by shooting -23 and winning by three over Marc Leishman, and four strokes over Branden Grace, J.J. Spaun, and Keith Mitchell. Jordan Speith (-11) finished T21 last year while Matsuyama (-12) finished T16.
The Course: Trinity Forest Golf Club
Trinity Forest Golf Club was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and only opened in 2016. It is a Par 71 that sits at 7,558 yards. The course is an open links style course with no trees at all and little rough. The greens are bermuda grass and very big. The big feature of this course is the bunkers but the weather is the biggest scoring factor here. If the wind is up, this course can play hard but if not expect to see scores in the -18 to -20 range, just like last year. Because of the openness and minimal rough, being accurate off the tee isn’t that important but being a long hitter will really help you. Check out the scorecard and some featured holes below.
Hole #1: 554 Yard Par 5
First hole is a long one but some guys will be able to get here in two. There are fairway bunkers on the right, guys will want to drive past them for an easy shot to get there in two. If you lay up it’ll be a hybrid or more to get there in two.
Hole #5: 315 Yard Par 4
A short uphill Par 4 that many guys will be able drive. However, there are bunkers about 40 yards short of the green and the green is sloped back to front. Need a perfect tee shot to be able to stay on the green. Also, the green here is severely perched up.
Hole #13: 515 Yard Par 4
From a short Par 4 to a long Par 4. Hole #13 has more bunkers within driving range and guys will again have to lay up or try and hit it over. If you can get it over that bunker, guys will have a much easier second shot into the green.
One & Done: Well we still suck. Not much analysis here, but have to go with a small name We’re gonna pick Keith Mitchell for one and done. He finished T3 here last year, and he’s played good golf all year.
Betting Winner: Keith Mitchell (+3300), Brooks Koepka (+650),
Top 10: Scottie Scheffler (+500), Charles Howell (+400)
One & Done History:
- Waste Management Open: Matt Kuchar – $293,467 (T4)
- Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Shane Lowry – $0.00 (Missed Cut)
- Genesis Open: Hideki Matsuyama – $177,600 (T9)
- WGC-Mexico: Jon Rahm –$65,000 (T45)
- The Honda Classic: Sergio Garcia – $183,700 (T9)
- Arnold Palmer Invitational: Rickie Fowler – $35,000 (T40)
- The Players: Jason Day –$350,000 (T8)
- The Valspar Championship: Webb Simpson – $0 (Missed Cut)
- WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Brooks Koepka – $53,000 (T53)
- Valero Texas Open: Bud Cauley – $0 (Missed Cut)
- The Masters: Paul Casey – $0 (Missed Cut)
- RBC Heritage: Xander Schauffele – $15,559
- Zurich Classic: Patrick Reed –$0 (Missed Cut)
- Wells Fargo Championship: Tony Finau – $17.064 (T60)
- AT&T Byron Nelson: Keith Mitchell –