How To Bet On The 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament
The old saying is a good one: Everything’s bigger in Texas.
And that includes events like the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament. The 2022 event is scheduled for May 12-15 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX, and promises to be a shootout worthy of Texas lore.
And while the field will likely include some of the biggest names in the PGA Tour (the field won’t be officially announced until the Friday before the tournament), that doesn’t necessarily mean one of those stars will win.
We’re going to try to give bettors a few keys to picking a winner for this year’s tournament.
The first key is to make sure and check out the odds when they come out on DraftKings Texas. The site will not only give updated odds on the tournament itself but a wide variety of prop bets to add to your gaming options and fun.
The second key is: This one has seen a first-time winner over the last three events.
Now, will we buck that trend and have a superstar in the winner’s circle or will an up-and-comer again find a way to win?
Let’s dive a little deeper.
This Tournament Has Been Around Forever
Well, at least since 1944 when some guy named Byron Nelson won the inaugural event which now sports his name.
The names of the champions run deep in golf history. Along with Nelson, there was Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Julius Boros and many more that walked away with the hardware once the final putt dropped.
And while big names have certainly won more than their share of titles at the AT&T, it’s also been the site of those who are just starting out and trying to make a name for themselves on golf’s biggest stage.
Golf Betting 101: Expect The Unexpected
In placing a bet on most sports, bettors can usually look back on the history of the matchups and start from there.
Well, during the recent AT&T Byron Nelson tournaments that hasn’t been the case.
The last three winners–Aaron Wise in 2018, Sung Kang in 2019 and K.H. Lee in 2021–have one big thing in common. They all won the tournament and it’s their only win on the PGA Tour thus far. (One note: There was no tournament in 2020 because of the pandemic).
Will that streak continue or will one of the Tour’s big names rise to the top?
That’s the almost $1.5 million question…the winner’s share for this year’s champion.
Don’t Forget The Texas Players
While we’re talking about everything being bigger in Texas, don’t forget two of the biggest names in the pro ranks who have deep Texas roots: Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth.
One is having the season of his life (Scheffler) while the other is coming off a where-have-you-been lately victory (Spieth) that seems to have his game back on track.
If either or both of these players are in the field for the AT&T Byron Nelson, they need to be on your betting radar. And a quick hint: Both of them were in the field last year with Spieth finishing T-9 while Scheffler was T-47.
Oh, don’t let that T-47 for Scheffler put negative thoughts in your mind when it comes to backing him.
The reason: If he’s played in a PGA Tour event over the last two months he’s either won it or been in contention to win it.
It’s not often a player has one of his hands on the Player of the Year trophy just past the midway point of the season. But, Scheffler certainly does.
He won his first PGA Tour event in February, the WM Phoenix Open. He’s added three more victories in his next five events as well as a T-7.
Hot? That’s an understatement.
As for Spieth, he’s been slowly making a comeback into the form that saw him rise to superstar status just a few years back.
His win at the RBC Heritage in April may just free him up to go on another run where he is in contention each and every week.
Add to the fact that he’s going to be right at home in Texas and the crowds will certainly be behind him.
Keep Your Eye On Prop Bets
There will be odds on every golfer in the field to win. To that end, it’s definitely a challenge to pick a winner when it comes to 152 players teeing it up.
Which brings us to a different bet: prop bets. There will be many of them on the DraftKings Sportsbook Texas website to appeal to bettors.
From ‘Will There Be A Playoff?’ to ‘Will There Be A Hole-In-One?’ to any number of other intriguing wagers, there will be something to pique everyone’s interest.
While picking a winner is always a tough proposition, there will be head-to-head matchups that can also be checked out.
That way you’re not betting your favorite golfer against the field, you’re betting him against one other golfer. Or, if you want to add to the bet, there are also head-to-head-to-head matchups that pit three golfers against each other.
No matter which betting plan of attack you may favor, sites like DraftKings Sportsbook Texas will help guide you through the betting process and provide you with the best odds for this tournament as well as just about any sports you’d like to check out.