Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The.Frozen.Predictions- HP Byron Nelson Championship

   With the water-cooler talk still about Tiger vs. Sergio, you have remember the tour has a stop in the Big D, for the HP Byron Nelson Championship. One of the greats you don't know and with the lack of big names in the field it seems the tour pros have forgotten about him as well. let's be honest after last week where still talking about The Player's and rightfully so.

Bryon Facts:  what you need to know is he held the cut streak prior to Tiger at 113 and that was when a cut was defined as a top 20 finishes... Take a second and let that sink in, even tiger at his current rate of 17- 19 events a year, would have to finish in the top 20 for 6 plus years to equal. Also he retired at 34 with 52 wins (6th all time) and 5 majors. And how can you forget he once won 11 events in a row and has a single season record with 18 wins, you would think 'Lord Bryon' could pull a better field.

The Course:
TPC La Colinas
Par: 70   Length: 7,166
Architect: Jay Morish & Bryon Nelson
Purse: 6,500,000 (1st- 1.17 mil.)

Past Winners:
2012  Jason Dufner (-11)
2011  Keegan Bradley (-3)
2010  Jason Day (-10)
2009  Rory Sabbatini (-19)*
2008  Adam Scott (-7)
* Tournament Record


Boo Weekley- Old Boo has been trending in the right direction this year since his putter seems to be working, when you look at the choices he has a better than average chance.

Jeff Maggert- lost in the Sergio meltdown is Maggert who dunked a ball in the drink on the 17th as well. He could be really to contend again this week.

Jason Dufner- Made some noise last week by holing out on the 18th for eagle in the 2nd round. This will be his 2nd event as a defending champion look for a better effort than his T42 in NO at Zurich. Also he gives me a chance to post this photo #duffnering

Notables: Charles Howell III, Padraig Harrington


Marc Leishman- After top tens in the Masters, Heritage and Players, I shouldn't have to explain why he's on the list.

Louis Oosthuizen-  One of the few major winners in the field and his wife is expecting the in the next month, he needs the cash to paid for diapers.

Ryo Iskiawa- Has been playing some good golf recently and if he could do the same on Sundays you wouldn't be goggling his name to see why you should play him.

Chad Campbell- Because you need a Texan in the mix 

Notables: Charlie Hoffman, Matt Kuchar, Jimmy Walker


Harris English- I've been a big fan of his career since he showed up on tour last year with the young Georgia golfers like Russell Henley. Plus Steve Stricker's caddie follows the money and so should you.

Jason Day- His only tour win was at the Nelson, still Aussie like Adam Scott have also won here. He's kinda a lock as a C pick.

Notables: Jordan Spieth, D.A Points

 It's obvious who the win and loser was last week, but who wins best tour wife you decide:
 Golf digest Slideshow


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