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Dustin Johnson clear favourite for Bryon Nelson success

| 16.05.2017

After the thrills and spills of the Players Championship in Florida, the PGA Tour quickly heads across to Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

We had a 300/1 winner in Si Woo Kim last weekend, but we’re looking at the top of the betting this time around.

Dustin Johnson leads the way at 4/1, and the American has shown no ill-effects from the injuries sustained at the Masters, where he made a dramatic last-minute withdrawal.

DJ responded from his Augusta absence by coming home second at Wells Fargo earlier this month, and a solid T12 at last weekend’s Players confirms his form.

Next up comes Jordan Spieth at 12/1, and how the 23-year-old must crave a big result

Since winning at Pebble Beach in February, the American has recorded just one top-ten finish, at the Zurich Open.

And he’ll head to his home State having posted a relatively poor T97 at the Players last time out.

It’s about time we also mention Masters champion Sergio Garcia at 14/1.

The Spaniard is the only two-time winner of the Byron Nelson in the last 29 years, claiming his second success 12 months ago.

So he heads to the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas as reigning champion, and posted a stunning hole-in-one last weekend en route to T30 in Florida.

Brooks Koepka sits alongside Garcia at 14s, and will be out to go one better here, having been runner-up in Texas 12 months ago.

Plenty will feel Louis Oosthuizen is due a win soon, and the South African could prove a popular each-way punt at 25/1.

Runner-up last weekend at the unofficial fifth Major, Oosthuizen has made nine cuts from 10 events this year, and looks assured to be in and around the action come Sunday.

And finally, British punters will surely be getting on Ian Poulter this weekend, after the Englishman roared back into the action last time out.

Second in the Players Championship, a revitalised Poulter could be well-worth backing each-way at 50/1.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.