Bet UK’s AT&T Byron Nelson Betting Tips
Robert Cobley is a maths graduate with years of experience in the sports betting industry. He’s now teamed up with Bet UK to bring his golf betting expertise to our readers, this week ahead of the AT&T Byron Nelson. Bet UK’s online betting has AT&T Byron Nelson betting odds, as well as golf betting odds on all major European and PGA tours. You can also get golf betting tips for all major golf events at Bet UK's sports betting blog.
Last Week’s Results: In last week’s Wells Fargo Championships, Cobley correctly predicted that Rickie Fowler (11/1) and Kyle Stanley (125/1) would both be amongst the places.
Trinity Forest Golf Club - Dallas, Texas - Par 71: 7,558 Yards
The PGA Tour hits the Southern States once again this week for the AT & T Byron Nelson as Trinity Forest Golf Club hosts this prestigious event only 3 years after opening their impressive Ben Crenshaw designed venue. Similarly to the European Tour, this week’s venue has a links feel to it, however, the challenge here is one of the easiest the players will face all season.
The fairways are wide, undulating, meadowland with few trees and little rough to protect the course from low scores, as was seen last year when Aaron Wise picked up his maiden victory, shooting four rounds in the 60s for a -23 winning total. Length off the tee will be a big asset to the winner this week, and the market has thrown up a few gems for us.
Last Five WInners:
2018: Aaron Wise -23 2017: Billy Horschel -12 2016: Sergio Garcia -15 2015: Steven Bowditch -18 2014: Brendan Todd -14
The Market Leaders
American Brooks Koepka, winner of 3 of the last 8 majors goes into this week as the favourite. Koepka is loved in Texas, and his game should both suit the course, and delight the supporters as the big hitter will look to overpower this course with his near perfect long game. Koepka deservedly draws support, and if he gets the putter going should be a worthy contender this week, on the back of 2nd places in two of his last five tournaments, at an event that he missed last year through injury.
After Koepka we have the other big names in the field; Hideki Matsuyama 13/1*, Henrik Stenson 19/1*, and Texan Jordan Spieth 20/1*. All can lay claim to contend this week, but I will be looking a bit further down the market to find the value Stateside.
Rob’s Golf Betting Tips
Headline Betting Tip
This is in many ways a strange and uncharacteristic selection for me. Wise was the winner here 12 months ago in extremely impressive fashion, shooting 65,63,68,65 to beat Marc Leishman by a comfortable 3 shots. This was Wise’ first appearance at Trinity Forest, and last year’s Rookie of the Year, who was born in South Africa, has all the weapons in his arsenal to come back and put on a repeat show 12 months later.
Recently, Wise has made 6 of his last 7 cuts, and posted impressive finishes both last week, and at The Masters where he broke into the top 20 on both occasions. There are plenty of reasons for Wise to go all out for the win this week. Another three years of exemptions, and an invite to Honolulu for the Tournament of Champions amongst them and, if he brings the game that he brought in 2018, he will be very hard to contain. I will have 3 points e/w at 24/1*
Other Golf Betting Tips
My next selection is a very exciting prospect. 22-year-old Dallas native Scottie Scheffler has been making waves on the Web.com Tour over the past two months, finishing in the top 5 on 4 of his last 5 outings. Scheffler attended the University of Texas, and in 2015 was named the Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year. He is a huge hitter who is bound to have a large and vocal following this week in the sometimes raucous Texan atmosphere. It can be hard to judge exactly how this atmosphere might affect Scheffler, but his extraordinary level of consistency on the Web.com suggests that he is fairly unflappable, and worthy of support with 2 points e/w at 59/1*
25-year-old American Wyndham Clark is a player that we have backed before, and one I feel is worthy of a last throw of the dice at 125/1* here. His best performance of the season came on another low scoring track in Las Vegas where he placed in the top 5 at a tournament that he really should have won. Clark has since shown form at stiffer tests such as Torey Pines, but this type of challenge could be right up the street of the Denver native. Clark hits the ball miles, and is capable of very low scores. He is the one I want onside this week and recommend getting involved with 2 points e/w at 125/1
The last play for this week is one that cannot be missed out on at the price. Though in the relative golfing wilderness for the last year, Knost is a talented player, and another who should enjoy the challenge (or relative lack of) posed by Trinity Forest. Knost hits the ball a long way, and showed at Wells Fargo last week, on a far less suitable course, that he still has the game to contend at this level. Knost is only 33, and enjoyed a fantastic amateur and early professional career before struggling of late. This week he can really cut loose on a big open course where many of his more recent long game fallibilities will be less compromising, and can be backed with 1 point e/w at 350/1*
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