Expert Golf Betting Preview & Pick for 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson.

Expert Golf Betting Preview & Pick for 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson

Written by on May 16, 2018

After a thrilling Players Championship event last weekend, which was won by Jason Day, the top players in the world head to Dallas, Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson, which runs from Thursday, May 17 to Sunday, May 20. As often happens after one of the biggest events on the PGA Tour, the Golf Betting panorama for this one is a little more diluted than we are used to.That said, there are still a lot of players who have a shot at getting the win at the 7,380-yard Par 71 Trinity Forest golf course. Jordan Spieth is the definite favorite for this weekend, but this is a tournament that has routinely delivered winners who are not exactly considered to be household names. Let’s take a look at some of the favorites for the AT&T Byron Nelson this weekend.

Expert Golf Betting Preview & Pick for 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson

Tournament Info

  • Location: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
  • Established: 1944
  • Course: Trinity Forest Golf Club (2018)
  • Par: 71
  • Tour: PGA
  • Format: Stroke play
  • Prize fund: $7.5 million


Last 10 Winners

  • 2017: Billy Horschel
  • 2016: Sergio García
  • 2015: Steven Bowditch
  • 2014: Brendon Todd
  • 2013: Bae Sang-moon
  • 2012: Jason Dufner
  • 2011: Keegan Bradley
  • 2010: Jason Day
  • 2009: Rory Sabbatini
  • 2008: Adam Scott

2018 Favorites

Jordan Spieth

  • Golf Betting Odds to Win: +550

Spieth is a Texas native, so you can bet that he is going to have the support of the crowd at this event. He is far and away the favorite for this one, but he has yet to really put together any sort of consistency this season.

That inconsistency was very much in evidence last weekend when he bounced back after a rough opening round to have great efforts on Friday and Saturday. It looked like he was making a move on Sunday, but a quadruple bogey dropped him all the way down to 41st. Spieth has yet to show the form that suggests he is ready to win.

Matt Kuchar

  • Golf Betting Odds to Win: +1400

Despite being the second favorite on the odds board this weekend, Kuchar should still be considered a longshot to win here. His best year on the tour came back in 2013 when he won two events.

It has been a pretty barren run since then in terms of wins, so seeing Kuchar at the top of the leaderboard this coming Sunday would be a real surprise. He does have a trio of top 10 finishes this season, though, and he has a shot at landing there again in this group.

Sergio Garcia

  • Golf Betting Odds to Win: +1400

If you are looking for a player in need of a breakout tournament, look no further than Sergio Garcia. After going through a stretch where he finished in the top 10, the Spaniard has now missed the cut in 3 of his last 4 events. He broke that missed cut skid last weekend at the Players Championship, but still only managed to finish in 70th.

Sergio Garcia is one of the Golf Betting favorites to win the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson.

Garcia is undeniably one of the most talented players on the PGA Tour, but I just don’t think he is ready to get back to the top of the leaderboard just yet.

Hideki Matsuyama

  • Golf Betting Odds to Win: +1800

The common theme in this tournament seems to be that the favorites are players who are not really at the top of their game right now. Matsuyama is definitely in that category after failing to make the cut at the Players Championship last weekend, and barely making it into the final two rounds in the event he played before that one. He is another of the favorites that I will be steering clear of this weekend.

I am going a little deeper into the betting odds board to find my pick for the AT&T Byron Nelson. I am going with Charley Hoffman, a golfer who really seems to enjoy playing in Texas. He finished tied for 2nd at this event last year and has been in the top 10 twice in his last three visits.