AT&T Byron Nelson 2018: Stats for this week's PGA Tour event in Texas

Brandt Snedeker: Trinity Forest should suit the 37-year-old American
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Andy Swales provides current form stats for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in Dallas, Texas, where Trinity Forest makes its debut on the PGA Tour ...

Course designer Bill Coore predicts: “This is one week where the shortest hitter on the PGA Tour might have an equal chance to win.”

The PGA Tour is off to Texas for this week' AT&T Byron Nelson, the first of two back-to-back events in the Lone Star state.

After more than 30 years at Las Colinas, the tournament is moving to Trinity Forest Golf Club, around five miles south-east of downtown Dallas.

At first glance, Trinity Forest has a definite appearance of a links course and that's exactly how its designers Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore wanted it.

The fairways have been laid with a new variety of Zoysiagrass and Coore says: "The golf ball will really scamper on this grass, just like you see in the British Isles. But we're in Dallas."

As for the greens, Crenshaw and Coore have laid Bermuda grass putting surfaces and are convinced they will be the firmest and fastest all year on the PGA Tour.

Despite being generous in width, the gently undulating fairways may not be that easy to hold, meaning distance off the tee could be more of a hindrance than a help.

So much so, Coore added: "This is one week where the shortest hitter on the PGA Tour might have an equal chance to win."

Opened as recently as the autumn of 2016, Trinity was built on a former landfill site and, despite having the word Forest in its title, appears incredibly lacking in trees.

Local Hero

And if Coore's predictions come true, then the new course seems perfect for Dallas resident Jordan Spieth.

Not yet 25, the three-time major winner has proven ability on layouts where a deft touch is vital.

At Augusta National he has stood on the podium four times - including once as a winner - and is the reigning Open champion from Royal Birkdale last summer.

Spieth's game does not depend on distance off the tee and, another in this category, is in-form Chesson Hadley.

The 30-year-old tied-11th at Sawgrass on Sunday and, if you include the recent two-man team event in Louisiana, that made it six straight top-20 finishes for the man from North Carolina.

At last week's event in Florida, Hadley was second for Putting (GiR) and a repeat performance on the greens in Dallas, will certainly boost his chances in the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Brandt Snedeker could also find Trinity Forest appealing thanks to his talent for successful scrambling, which is a category currently led by Spieth.

The downside for Snedeker is that he hasn't had a top 10 finish since the US Open last year, and has not yet re-discovered anything like his best form following a sternum injury which kept him off Tour for more than four months during 2017.

In Good Shape

One golfer who is playing well again is Texan Jimmy Walker, the PGA Championship winner from 2016.

The 39-year-old was runner-up to Webb Simpson at The Players Championship on Sunday - his third top-10 of the season.

And Billy Horschel must also be in with a chance, following a solid putting display at TPC Sawgrass last week.

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Table Below Shows Form For Last 12 Weeks

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W19 W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8
Jordan Spieth 41 MC 3 3 17 MC 14
Hideki Matsuyama MC MC* 19 36 49
Sergio Garcia 70 MC MC MC 9 4 7 33
Marc Leishman 63 MC 9 52 7 37
Matt Kuchar 17 28 51 23 28 8 9 40 58
Satoshi Kodaira MC 32 1 28 59 MC 54
Branden Grace 46 24 29 8 30
Chez Reavie 30 22 53 MC 29 MC 52
Peter Uihlein 5 MC MC MC 17 66 37 MC
Charles Howell 17 21 55 18 9 14 40 MC
Chesson Hadley 11 16 4 20 7 18 49 MC MC
James Hahn MC MC MC 32 36 58
Adam Scott 11 MC* MC 32 41 16 13
Kevin Na 46 MC MC MC 52 36
Billy Horschel 37 1 11 5 MC 54 MC MC
Bill Haas MC MC MC* 7 MC* 49
Brandt Snedeker MC MC 15 23 MC* MC 31 MC
Jimmy Walker 2 25 4 20 73 28 33
Beau Hossler 46 34 51 16 2 66 MC
Aaron Wise 2 MC MC 32 41 68 33
Anirban Lahiri MC MC 58 MC 75 34 59
Martin Laird 57 7 11 32 26 MC
Grayson Murray 30 59 16 MC 14 14 MC MC
JB Holmes MC 42 MC MC 32 41 46 49
Sung Kang MC MC 36 MC MC Wd 58 73 MC
Russell Knox MC 7 MC 40 MC 73 16 MC
Ryan Palmer 23 MC MC 76 MC 28 MC
Brice Garnett 41 75 4 MC* 42 MC 1 31 MC
Hudson Swafford MC MC MC MC* MC 75 MC 64
Patrick Rodgers MC 34 MC MC 22 7 59 33
Steve Stricker 23 MC MC 12
Scott Piercy MC 1 MC 16 24 60 MC 17
Brian Gay MC* MC MC 70 22 MC MC
JJ Spaun MC MC 26 MC MC
Whee Kim MC MC 22 MC 50 MC MC 49
Keith Mitchell MC* 34 MC 26 55 6 2 MC
Kelly Kraft MC MC MC MC MC* 3 31 8
Ryan Armour MC MC MC 55 43 77 40 MC
Rory Sabbatini 30 27 MC 23 70 43 5 17
Sam Saunders 9 MC MC 72 MC
Trey Mullinax MC MC 31 2 22 8
CT Pan 46 MC* MC MC 23 MC 41 MC 17
Abraham Ancer MC MC 58 8 13 16 52 MC
Talor Gooch 13 MC MC MC 26 MC MC
David Lingmerth MC MC 51 74 28 64 64 MC
John Huh MC 36 MC 23 32 26 MC 24
Harris English MC MC 36 32 MC 5 22 MC 33
Padraig Harrington 28 MC* MC MC MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC 16 55 74 49
Graeme McDowell 27 22 51 55 MC 22 40 MC
Robert Streb MC 42 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Kevin Tway 46 MC MC 36 67 32 28 58 MC MC
Robert Garrigus MC MC MC MC 18 MC 31 MC
Nick Taylor MC* MC MC MC MC MC MC
Ben Martin MC MC 45 55 MC 46 33
Brian Stuard MC 28 36 67 MC 36 MC MC
Sam Ryder MC MC 36 MC 5 MC 68
Andres Romero MC 5 MC
Vaughn Taylor MC 42 16 MC 59
Alex Cejka 27 31 MC MC 40 Wd
Martin Piller MC MC 24 MC MC 67
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC MC 40 MC* 31 13
Tom Lovelady 34 MC MC 68 5 MC 17
Ben Silverman MC MC 45 MC* MC MC
Rob Oppenheim 57 MC 15 MC 32 35 MC
Andrew Putnam MC* 15 8 32 5 MC MC
Michael Thompson MC 42 68 42 14 24
Nicholas Lindheim MC 25 36 14 MC
Derek Fathauer MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 13
Chad Campbell MC 19 MC MC 64 31 MC
Martin Flores MC 59 MC MC MC MC 13 77 74
Daniel Summerhays 8 6 58 MC
Nate Lashley MC 15 MC 18 28 MC
Jonathan Byrd MC 15 MC 50 MC* 54
Tyrone Van Aswegen 66 MC* 19 MC 23 32 72 28 68
Seamus Power 27 10 MC 60 5 MC MC
Matt Jones 19 MC 52 28
Xin Jun Zhang 70 MC MC MC 5
Adam Schenk MC 7 58 60 35 59 29
Jonathan Randolph 70 31 MC MC MC 68
Richy Werenski 23 MC 25 11 MC MC* 45 MC MC
Stephan Jaeger 1 MC MC MC MC 54 49 MC
Rod Pampling MC MC 68 32 MC 59
Troy Merritt 42 10 36 43 35 MC 49
JT Poston MC MC 30 67 19
Ryan Blaum MC* MC* MC MC MC 16 MC
Smylie Kaufman MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner 13 MC 20 52 70
Shawn Stefani 42 MC MC 24 13 MC
Eric Axley MC MC 1 15 54 69
Cameron Tringale 27 MC MC MC MC MC
David Hearn 10 16 MC 50
Lanto Griffin MC MC 58 MC 28 MC
Ben Crane 31 11 43 45 74
Billy Hurley MC* MC MC MC MC MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC* 7 MC 52 MC MC MC 24
Cody Gribble 30 34 MC MC MC MC MC
Blayne Barber MC 67 MC MC MC 16 MC
Geoff Ogilvy MC MC MC MC MC 22 MC
Michael Kim MC 15 MC 77 MC 43 MC 57
Bronson Burgoon MC MC 24 MC MC
Denny McCarthy MC 25 20 43 4 MC
Ricky Barnes MC 51 60
Corey Conners 42 MC 26 MC MC 13 16 59
Joel Dahmen 16 25 MC* MC* 13 33
Kyle Thompson 62 MC MC MC 59 MC
Conrad Shindler 9 MC MC MC
JJ Henry 67 MC* 10 MC 16 MC 65 74 MC
Zac Blair 38 MC 36 39 MC
Matt Atkins MC MC 68 MC 22 56
Jason Gore Wd Wd MC MC Wd
Greg Chalmers 21 10 MC MC 70 MC MC 17
Marty Dou Ze Cheng MC 51 MC MC
Andrew Yun 22 64 MC MC* MC
Cameron Percy 10 MC 22 54 39
Boo Weekley
Roberto Diaz MC MC MC 32 MC 39 33
Rick Lamb 60 MC MC 52 48 MC
Ethan Tracy 38 5 72 75 54 MC
Matt Every MC MC MC 55 8 35 MC 68 66
Hunter Mahan 45 43 35 MC
Peter Malnati 34 MC 64 67 MC MC 49
Fabian Gomez MC* MC MC 50 MC* 22 68 MC
Ernie Els MC 30 72 49 64
Joaquin Niemann MC 6 MC
Steve Marino Wd 68 MC 39 8
Angel Cabrera 62 MC MC
Steve Wheatcroft MC MC 28
Maverick McNealy 18 3 33 39 36 48
Brett Stegmaier MC MC 43 60
Stuart Appleby MC MC MC MC MC* MC 18
Dicky Pride 27 42 10 MC 35 34
Bill Lunde
John Senden MC* MC MC
Daniel Chopra 45 MC
Sangmoon Bae MC MC MC
Robert Allenby MC*
George McNeill 15 13
Ken Duke MC 67 67 65
Colt Knost MC MC MC
Carl Pettersson MC MC
Brendon de Jonge MC 10 MC MC 72
Mark Wilson 38 50 64 65 66
Troy Matteson MC 19
Brian Davis MC MC Wd 45 MC MC
John Rollins MC MC
Will Zalatoris 43
Brendon Todd MC
Tommy Gainey MC MC 22
John Merrick MC 28
Omar Uresti 73
Tim Herron 76 MC
Kris Blanks MC MC
DJ Trahan 60
David Berganio Wd MC
Steven Bowditch MC MC
Charlie Beljan Wd
Parker McLachlin 69
Cameron Beckman MC MC* MC
Brian Norman
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