PGA TOUR This Week: AT&T Byron Nelson Cheat Sheet (May 18~21, 2017)


1. When: May 18 - 21, 2017

2. Where: Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas - 7,166 Yards Par 70
          Irving, Texas, U..S.

3. Money on the line: Share of $7.3 million and 500 FedEx Cup points for the winner

4. Storyline: Garcia has a chance to join Sam Snead and Tom Watson as the only three-time winners of the event. He’d also become just the fourth to win back-to-back. Johnson returns to a place where he owns four top-10 finishes in his past six visits, but still seeks victory at Las Colinas. His best finish was fourth in 2009. Spieth, whose top finish in his hometown event remains a share of 16th as a 16-year-old in 2010, will try again to top that.

5. Scorecard:
Hole123456789Out101112131415161718InTotal
Yards4582215284311744485424614273,6904353234551804065045461984293,4767,166
Par434434544354443445343570
6. Power Rankings:

1Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson
T12 at THE PLAYERS set a personal best in nine tries (and his first top 25). Scintillating slate at Las Colinas where he's 7-for-7 with four top 10s and another two top 20s.
2Brooks KoepkaBrooks Koepka
Remains dialed in. Led PLAYERS in putting inside 10 feet (64-for-67) en route to a T16 for his fifth straight top 20. Playoff victim last year placed T16 here in 2015.
3Jordan SpiethJordan Spieth
The local native is back to avenge last year's close call (T18) when he was in the final pairing. Perfect in six trips but has only one more chance to wrangle a top-15 finish here.
4Sergio GarciaSergio Garcia
Defending champ hadn't appeared in the previous four editions, so you know he's comfy here. Prefaced it with a T54 at TPC Sawgrass, which is where he placed T30 last week.
5Tony FinauTony Finau
Riding an 0-for-2 skid since a T3 in San Antonio, but can now open the throttle again. He's 2-for-2 at Las Colinas with a T10 (2015) and T12 (2016) and a scoring average of 67.
6Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
Co-leader at the midpoint last week. Hung tough for co-runner-up honors. Extended consistent and at times electric form sans usual concern for injury. T11 here in 2014.
7Charley HoffmanCharley Hoffman
His success in Texas includes a T8 (2013), a T2 (2015) and a T12 (2016) in his last three trips to Las Colinas. Ranks 34th in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
8Jason DufnerJason Dufner
OK to dismiss T60 at TPC Sawgrass because of the variables. Previously logged seven consecutive top 25s in stroke-play non-majors. Winner here in 2012 also has a pair of T8s.
9Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
Four top 15s here since 2011, including a personal-best solo third last year, so he's a horse for the course. Recent (surprising) inconsistency tempers expectations, however.
10Marc LeishmanMarc Leishman
Has played some of his best golf in Texas winds. Two T3s and another two top 12s in eight visits. Scoring average in last 16 rounds here is 68.5 and that includes two MCs.
11Bud CauleyBud Cauley
Focus of converging trends. Comes in hot with recent form with respective T9-T10-T5 in last three starts. Tied for fourth here last year. Sits 44th in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
12Ryan PalmerRyan Palmer
With Colonial on deck, the local will want to reconnect with form that yielded a T11-T6-4th spurt in April. Logged four top 25s during a five-year stretch here since 2011.
13Byeong Hun AnByeong Hun An
Among the leaders in strokes gained: off-the-tee and strokes gained: tee-to-green at 21st in both. That quantifies his muscle and aggressive eye. T8 at Eagle Point in last start.
14Patrick ReedPatrick Reed
This close to putting four rounds together again thanks to improving work on greens. Never lacking for confidence, it could be exactly the discovery he needs to contend again.
15Kevin TwayKevin Tway
With a T3, a solo third and a T5 in his last three starts, respectively, he's earned this space. The long hitter ranks 23rd on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained: off-the-tee.

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