The AT&T Byron Nelson tournament started in 1944 and has continued to attract golfing fans worldwide over the years. And all PGA Tour followers are focusing on the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson starting on May 11th. The TPC Craig Ranch has been hosting this
Some of the big names in the golfing world who have won this tournament in the past are Byron Nelson, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, and Sam Snead. The tournament has also attracted international golfers over the years, where nine players outside the United States have won titles in the last 14 tournaments.
iconic event since 2021.
It has been a while since we posted some golf content, the last piece being on the winner of the 2023 Masters. So let’s get looking at the latest tournament in the golfing world.
Key players to watch
Anything can happen on the golf course, and some underdogs pull surprises. However, based on the confirmed participants and their recent form, these are some of the major contenders to look out for in the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson;
Scottie Scheffler, a Dallas native and world’s no. 2, will compete in this tournament. This competition will be a good place to build momentum for the upcoming 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club. Scheffler has been on a three-week break but will try to lift the trophy in his backyard.
He is the world leader based on the number of strokes he has gained over the last three months. Scottie has 6 PGA titles; the most recent wins being the 2022-2023 WM Phoenix Open and THE PLAYERS Championship tournaments.
K.H. Lee is the only player to have won this PGA tournament in this course, as he won in 2021 and defended the title in 2022. Will he win for the third time? We can only wait and see. Lee has some incredible stats: he has made the cut 86 out of the 134 times he has competed professionally.
He joined the tour in 2019 and has two PGA tour wins under his belt so far. Internationally, Lee has won four times, finished in the top 10 11 times, and became runners-up once.
Hideki is a former Masters champion and one of the most unpredictable players. He registered some serious efforts in the Players Championship, Texas Open, and the Masters, and this might be the tournament his efforts finally pay off.
Hideki has had a neck injury, and it is reported that he has been to Japan severally in the last month to seek medical attention. He finished T3 in 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson after he pulled an awesome performance in his 3rd round.
Hideki joined PGA in 2014 and has so far won $42,597,649 in all his competitions. He has 8 PGA wins under his belt and also 8 international wins. Hideki has been a runner-up in 7 events and has made the cut 196 out of the 232 events he has competed in professionally.
The South Korean joined the PGA tour in 2022 and already has two PGA medals; Shriners Children’s Open 2022-2023 and Wyndham Championship 2021-2022. He started playing professionally in 2018 and has been in the top 10 for 7 times. Tom Kim has won 7 international tournaments, with The Singapore International in 2022 being the most recent. Will he maintain the momentum and win a third PGA title in TPC Craig Ranch? Only time can tell.
Based on his recent form, 44-year-old Matt Kuchar might pull a surprise in this tournament. He was T-9th at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. His most recent competition is the Wells Fargo Championship, where he was T-23rd.
Matt joined the tour in 2001 and has 9 PGA tour wins so far, hoping for the 10th. His most recent wins were in the 2018-2019 season, where he won the Sony Open in Hawaii and Mayakoba Golf Classic. He has competed in 523 events and made the cut 379 times.
Si Woo Kim
Based on his recent form, the 27-year-old is a serious contender in this tournament. Si Woo Kim joined the PGA tour in 2013 and has won 4 tournaments. He has participated in 232 events so far and made the cut 149 times. He has been a runner-up three times and finished third in three tournaments.
The Englishman will be looking forward to winning his second PGA tournament in the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson. His only win so far was at the 2019-2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. Hatton has participated in 116 events and made the cut 90 times. He has 6 International Wins under his name.
2023 AT&T Byron Nelson brings on board some serious contenders for the $9,500,000 purse. Most players are looking forward to their first win at TPC Craig Ranch, Mckinney, Texas. Or will K.H. Lee win his 3rd title here? We can only wait and see.
2023 AT&T Byron Nelson odds
Using the information available on Sky Bet, they currently have the below players at the below odds for outright winners of the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson:
|Si Woo Kim||30/1|
|Erik Van Rooyen||150/1|
|Richard S. Johnson||1000/1|
|Bo Van Pelt||1500/1|
Our picks for the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson
Having evaluated the current form of all players, and the odds on offer, our top pick for the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson is Scottie Scheffler. He’s the clear favourite in the field at odds of 10/3, and with his form this year, he will take some beating on the course. However, if you’re looking for someone who has an outside chance at victory, then we feel that Si Woo Kim at 30/1 is a good outside chance of doing well in this tournament.
Who do you feel is going to get the best out of the course this week? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget, you can get more coverage like this of all the latest tournaments on the PGA Tour in our golf section.