Weekly Preview: AT&T Byron Nelson

Weekly Preview: AT&T Byron Nelson

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AT&T Byron Nelson

TPC Craig Ranch
McKinney, TX

The PGA Tour heads back to Texas for the final tune-up before the PGA Championship at TPC Craig Ranch. If you are wondering what the Craig Ranch is, you're not alone. The first time this course came into my consciousness was when I sat down to write, which means it's one of those weeks where there's no course history. 

I'm probably not alone when I say that as much as I like to see new courses, it's kind of a pain for fantasy purposes, as there isn't much beyond recent form to go on when speculating who will play well this week and who won't. At least we have plenty of recent form, right? It's not like it's January – we've seen most these guys play multiple times in recent months, so we should have some idea how they will fare, regardless of the new track. Aside from that, with so many youngsters on Tour now, we also have a good feel for who will succeed on new tracks, such as Viktor Hovland and Will Zalatoris, guys that have plenty experience as first-timers and have fared just fine. Maybe that's the key with these new courses – just stick to the guys that can adapt to new tracks and avoid those that seemingly only play well on courses they are familiar with, like Bubba Watson. For the record, Bubba is not in the field this week and neither is Hovland,

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