The Players Championship lived up to all the expectation and hype last week with another tremendous show that included moments of unbeatable skill, and also moments of complete disaster. Jason Day is well and truly laying down the gauntlet for his playing partners with another convincing win at TPC Sawgrass and now boasts a record of having won his last 7 events from the last 17 tournaments he has started in. Those type of stats are well worth taking notice of going forward as comparisons from Tiger Woods’ dominant stretch on the PGA Tour are starting to be drawn, and for good reason too. The untouchable Australian takes a break this week as the tour heads to Las Colinas for the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort. Jordan Speith and Dustin Johnson, along with another 8 of the top 30 in the world will headline this week in a field that will start to try and gain a bit of momentum before the US Open at Oakmont which begins in less than 4 weeks. Steven Bowditch is back to try and defend the title he won here last year but is far off the pace coming into this week as he has missed his last 5 cuts in a row. Talk about a tale of two Australians that are at opposite ends of the game, one flying close to the sun and the other unable to get off the ground. Golf is the great leveler and has a way of producing fairy tale stories that no one saw coming. Roll on the AT&T Byron Nelson…
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Charley Hoffman (+1600 BetOnline.ag)
Charley Hoffman finished for a tie of second here last year and seems to always replicate good form at events that he has previously done well at. He also won The Valero Texas Open less that a month ago so will still be full of confidence after that. Hoffman will be looking forward to playing a venue he has enjoyed previous success on.
Dustin Johnson (+800 BetOnline.ag)
Dustin Johnson’s time is surely coming at the AT&T Byron Nelson. The big hitting South Carolina native has finished in the top 10 four times out of his last five visits to TPC Las Colinas. A win has to be on the cards soon and could well be this week at a course that he excels at. If he can get his game together on the Sunday and challenge for the highest honors then we may have a new champion at the event.
Jimmy Walker (+4000 BetOnline.ag)
Jimmy Walker also finished for a tie of second here last year and will look to get his season back on track with a good showing here. Walker has been uncharacteristically out of form so far this season and will no doubt look forward to go back to a course where he enjoyed a fantastic finish. Blessed with great skill and a game that has often taken him into the winners circle on the PGA Tour, Jimmy Walker could find that magic touch again this week.
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Charley Hoffman • Dustin Johnson • Jason Day • Jimmy Walker • Jordan Speith • Steven Bowditch • The Players Championship • TPC Las Colinas • TPC Sawgrass