Nelson finale on course where Masters champs played as teens

AT&T Byron Nelson betting preview and tips

Mix that with two wins already in this tournament and two wins this season, Garcia is having a great year in 2017.

Dustin Johnson, the world's No. 1-ranked player, is sorry to see the TPC Four Seasons' run end for a couple of reasons. He was 59 last time at the Byron Nelson in 2014.

Garcia made his first start in a PGA Tour event as a professional here in 1999 at age 19, and it was the start of a special relationship with the Lone Star State.

"It's a course I do like to play", Poulter said of the TPC Four Seasons, where his tie for third in 2007 is by far the best of his four showings here. TPC Four Seasons is a 7,166 yard par-70 course, which features only two par 5s.

I've seen no more of him than anyone who watches the PGA Tour regularly, but I've read plenty and also had one or two messages and emails to support the suspicion that he could be good enough to ascend rapidly in a way we've seen with players like Spieth or, say, Jon Rahm.

Jason Dufner (DK $8,800) - Dufner won't necessarily convince you this week based on stats, but he holds pretty solid numbers across the board. Much like Brandt he has a mixed bag of results with a missed cut last year and 22 placing in 2015 but both have great low consistent averages this year which should bode well for their chances here.

Johnson has four top-10 finishes in his past six starts at the tournament and said the course seemed to suit him. He nearly clinched the title at Wells Fargo and was in contention for much of the Players Championship, but fell back to T22 by the end of the tournament. Believe it or not, that's still Spieth's best finish.

Jordan Spieth was well placed heading into the final round previous year before finishing 18th after a round of 75 and he too has a few demons to overcome after last week's missed cut. My victor is Matt Kuchar at +4700. That being said, Kuchar finds his bread and butter in Par 4 Scoring. You don't need to be particularly long or accurate off the tee, you can find greens or scramble well and as for putting - Garcia ranked 41st for this stat a year ago, so you can just about get by with the flatstick without pulling up any trees.

Stats are not necessarily why we love Kuchar though this week - that is due to his solid tournament performances that have come to define the veteran's recent seasons. Finau is top five on the PGA Tour in strokes gained off the tee, is coming off a top 10 at the Texas Open and has two top 12s in two appearances here. Johnson withdrew from the Masters, and he spent the next month on the sidelines. Kuchar struggled on Saturday of THE PLAYERS to miss the secondary cut, but that can be attributed to the stormy weather that bothered a lot of premier players.

Last year, Byron's wife, Peggy, brought Garcia to tears when she told him behind the final green that her husband was looking down "with a big smile and is very happy".

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