We’re just days away from the start of the PGA Championship, the year’s second major, but there’s business to take care of first outside Dallas, Texas. The PGA Tour is headed to TPC Craig Ranch for the AT&T Byron Nelson, just the second time the course will host the event.
Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, didn’t have to travel far this week and will make his first solo start since winning the Masters (tied for 18th with Ryan Palmer at the Zurich Classic).
Big names in the field include Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, Will Zalatoris, Jordan Spieth, and Brooks Koepka.
However, there are several other names to keep an eye on this week at TPC Craig Ranch.
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Jhonattan Vegas (+5000)
Jhonattan Vegas plays his shot from the third tee during the third round of the Corales Puntacana Championship at the Corales Golf Course on March 26, 2022, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)
Last four PGA Tour starts: T-27 (Valspar), T-4 (Corales), T-18 (Valero), and T-15 (Wells Fargo)
2021 AT&T Byron Nelson finish: T-9
Notes: At an event where the winning score will be in the ballpark of 20 under, Vegas ranks 21st on Tour this season in scoring average. Strokes Gained: Approach is a key stat at Craig Ranch and Vegas ranks 21st in that category this season.
Matt Kuchar (+6000)
Matt Kuchar tees off at the first hole during the final round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports
Last four PGA Tour starts: T-16 (Valspar), T-2 (Valero), T-3 (RBC Heritage), and T-49 (Wells Fargo)
2021 AT&T Byron Nelson finish: T-17
Sebastian Munoz (+7000)
Sebastian Munoz gives a thumbs-up as he walks on the first hole green during the final round of the Mexico Open at Vidanta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Last four PGA Tour starts: T-26 (API), T-33 (Players), T-26 (Match Play), and T-29 (Mexico Open)
2021 AT&T Byron Nelson finish: T-55
Notes: Munoz has played the weekend at six straight stroke-play events. Of the players in this field over the last 24 rounds, Munoz ranks inside the top-20 in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green, Ballstriking, Off the Tee, and Total.
Patton Kizzire (+8000)
Patton Kizzire reacts to his birdie on the 12th green during the first round of the 2019 RSM Classic in St Simons Island, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Last four PGA Tour starts: T-33 (Valspar), Cut (Valero), T-26 (RBC Heritage), and Cut (Zurich)
2021 AT&T Byron Nelson finish: T-3
Notes: The missed cut at the Zurich shouldn’t deter you from Kizzire — team event, different format, etc. Going back a few more starts, he tied for 32nd at the Arnold Palmer and 22nd at TPC Sawgrass. He’s been playing good golf this season and his performance at this track last year should instill confidence for an outright sprinkle or top-30 bet.