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Steve Palmer's Byron Nelson Golf Tips

The PGA Tour continues this week with the AT&T Byron Nelson and Racing Post golf guru Steve Palmer is on hand with some selections.

Steve Palmer's Byron Nelson Tips

Kyoung-Hoon Lee To Win Outright @ 22/1
Taylor Montgomery To Win Outright @ 40/1
Davis Riley To Win Outright @ 50/1
Cameron Champ - 1st Round Leader @ 80/1

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WhatAT&T Byron Nelson
WhereTPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
WhenFrom 12:00, Thursday May 11th 2023
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OddsScottie Scheffler 7/2, Tyrrell Hatton 12/1, Jason Day 16/1, Tom Kim 16/1, Hideki Matsuyama 20/1

The PGA Championship is next week, so most of the biggest names in golf are taking a breather and preparing for the second Major of the season, but Scottie Scheffler has opted to tee up in the AT&T Byron Nelson instead.

Scheffler is a Texas man, so he has not had to travel far to attend this week's TPC Craig Ranch gathering, but hardly any other members of the elite are bothering.

Jordan Spieth was originally in the field, but he pulled out on Monday with a wrist injury, leaving world number two Scheffler as the emphatic market leader.

Scheffler, who has won the Phoenix Open and the Players Championship this year, can be backed at 7/2 to justify Byron Nelson favouritism.

He is obviously the class act on show, but he has regularly struggled with his putting this year, and at TPC Craig Ranch he could get left behind if he fails to convert birdie chances on the greens.

This week's venue is straightforward for Tour professionals - everyone will be churning out greens in regulation - so flat-stick form is crucial. If Scheffler has one of his off weeks with putter in hand, he will probably become a flopping short-price favourite.

Tom Kim is an interesting runner this week, given that he moved to Dallas at the end of last year, spending Christmas Day at Spieth's house. He will be relishing the chance to tee up in his adopted home state this week.

The starlet has suffered a slight dip in form in recent weeks though - going eight tournaments without a top-ten finish - dropping from 13th in the world to 19th.

The South Korean is looking to follow his compatriot Kyoung-Hoon Lee into the Byron Nelson winner's enclosure this week.

Standard each-way terms of a quarter the odds, the first five places, are available for the AT&T Byron Nelson, as well as alternative options, like a fifth the odds, first eight, in the Each Way Extra section.

AT&T Byron Nelson course details

TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas is a 7,414-yard, par 71, featuring three par-fives, 11 par-fours and four par-threes.

It was previously a par 72, but the 12th hole has been shortened to a 493-yard par-four this year.

Craig Ranch hosted the Byron Nelson for the first time in 2021. It staged the Nationwide Tour Championship in 2008 and the Web.com Tour Championship in 2012. It was also used for the second stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Q-School in 2019.

The track has Zoysia fairways, relatively slow bentgrass greens, and is easy for Tour pros. LIV defector Sebastian Munoz is the course-record holder, having carded a 60 last year.

The weather forecast is unsettled for the first three days, including thunderstorms and strong breezes.

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King of McKinney can keep his crown

Kyoung-Hoon Lee is 51-under par for his 144 holes at TPC Craig Ranch. He has won both editions of the Byron Nelson at this track and he warmed up for his hat-trick bid with eighth place in the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday.

The 22/1 chance should go well again if he gets a fair set of tee-times.

Riley ready for first individual success

Victory in the Zurich Classic pairs event was a boost to morale for Davis Riley and a first PGA Tour title as an individual should be coming soon.

The 50/1 that this sweet-swinger gets off the mark in the Byron Nelson looks juicy. This two-time Korn Ferry Tour champion is clearly good enough to succeed in the higher grade.

Montgomery to threaten breakthrough

There was a Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School event at Craig Ranch in 2019 and it was won by Taylor Montgomery. The PGA Tour rookie has greatly impressed this year and 40/1 seems a big price about a maiden title on Sunday.

Champ worth chancing for round one

The morning starters look set to get much better conditions for round one and Texas-based powerhouse Cameron Champ, eighth in the Mexico Open last month, is worth backing at 80/1 for first-round leader.

Steve Palmer’s Byron Nelson Tips

Kyoung-Hoon Lee To Win Outright @ 22/1
Taylor Montgomery To Win Outright @ 40/1
Davis Riley To Win Outright @ 50/1
Cameron Champ - 1st Round Leader @ 80/1

View all the latest Golf Bet Boosts and odds

Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

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