PGA HP Byron Nelson Golf Betting Odds and Preview

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PGA HP Byron Nelson Golf Betting Info
Texas is the host of the PGA Tour this week, as we head to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This one is played at the TPC Four Seasons Resort and one of the big factors about this tournament is the wind, which can be vicious when it picks up, just like it did last year when it made for some interesting golf. This is a par 70 over 7,166 yards and it has generally been one of the most difficult par 70’s on the PGA Tour. It is the kind of course where you may not see too many players creeping into double figures throughout the four days, as there are big challenges from off the tee and in the approach work to the greens. Definitely having a hot putter will help here and one big betting trend at the event, is that the winner of the last two renewals have both tasted glory in their first ever visit there.

PGA HP Byron Nelson Golf Betting Defending Champion
Keegan Bradley could shape up though for another good fit at the event after running hot here last year. Bradley is a very good all round player, and currently leads the PGA in the all-round stat. He just delivered some marvellous shots here last season, and was enough to hold on to the lead through some magnificent work off the tee. Simply sticking it on the fairway is a challenge here, so with just a little consideration for accuracy off the tee, Bradley is the kind of guy who can deliver here. He should be confident being the defending champion . Went through a great patch of form mid-March to mid-April but has fallen away a little bit with two missed cut in his last three outings. Landed a T35 at The Players, but regardless of his current form, he is just a good fit for Texas. Bradley fired a T4 at the Shell Houston Open in April. Bradley tees off at 20/1 with Bet365.

PGA HP Byron Nelson Golf Betting Favourite
Phil Mickelson is the big name spear heading the betting market for this one. He hasn’t been here since 2007, but is riding a strong wave of consistency at the moment. He seems to be relaxed and enjoying his game a lot. He is a previous winner of the event, but all the way back in 1996 so that’s not going to have a lot of bearing. But the big, jump off the page stat with Mickelson is that he leads the PGA in scrambling, which should come into play with a big effect here. Just having a very solid all round season, has the iron work to pull this off. Has a win under his belt this season and out of 13 starts this season has picked up six top fifteen finishes. The bookies favourite at 11/1 with Bet365. Phil Mickelson in double figures is well worth taking.

Other Contenders
Adam Scott is a previous winner here, taking the title in 2008. Should be in good enough form to make a big impact here, and the belief that he himself has in his game at the moment can’t be overlooked either. He has produced some very solid performances which suggests that he is about to peak. A T8 at The Masters and a T15 at The Players should set him up nicely here. He has landed four top 25 finishes out of five events this season. Looks to be coming to a crest a very strong wave of form and should easily be in the top five here and competing hard.

Matt Kuchar is a form man, after picking up The Players last week. That was a massive moment for him as he has produced another one of his fantastically consistent season. There has always just been a question over whether or not he really has the tenacity to be ruthless enough for big victories. He has a great, solid, tactical game which has taken him to five top tens this season from ten starts. Not a bad return at all. Winning back to back on the Tour is not an easy thing to do, but if he has learned a winning mentality from The Players, then Kuchar may be just worth a shot after his emotional weekend to pull it off.

Louis Oosthuizen may be worth considering as well for your golf betting this week, as he has been trending strongly Didn’t perform at The Players though, but prior to that was in outstanding form. The South African won out in Malaysia and landed a third in Houston Texas and a second after a play off at The Masters. Has a beautiful swing and there should be enough control to make him a contender though. It will be all about how well he responds mentally from his missed cut at The Players, because his game is there at the moment.

Along the lines of Louis Oosthuizen, Aussie Jason Day is worth a look as well. He missed the cut at The Players as well, but before TPC Sawgrass, he was in fine shape as well. He also has history at the event, where he was fifth last year and won back in 2010. He lives in Texas, so should be at home and enjoys the course. Will need to get his putter going again though after a bit of a nightmare at The Players. Good enough to come through the deep field though.

Best Outside Bet
One great fit which is looking very good value at 22/1 with Bet365 is Jason Dufner. Scored his season’s victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after a play off and has been solid all season. He has got a great swing going his way at the moment, and like Day, he didn’t really get going with his putter at TPC Sawgrass last week. If he is putting well, then the rest of his game will take him close. He finished T9 here last season.

Latest PGA HP Byron Nelson Golf Betting Prices at Bet365
Phil Mickelson 11/1, Adam Scott 13/1, Matt Kuchar 12/1, Keegan Bradley 18/1, Jason Day 20/1, Jason Dufner 22/1, Louis Oosthuizen 22/1, Carl Pettersson 30/1, Ernie Els 301/ Jeff Overton 40/1

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