Rounds 1 and 2
Bud Cauley ($6,400) – Cauley comes into the Byron Nelson playing some great golf with his last two starts finishing in the top-10. Although he has only played in this tournament twice, he did finish in 4th last year. He has a nice approach game, ranking 12th in Strokes Gained: Approaches and is ranked 44th in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green. With his hot play of late to go with his ability to hit the ball long off the tee, averaging 296 yards, he is a solid guy for Rounds 1 and 2 with the potential of bonus points for a top-25 finish.
Rounds 3 and 4
Brooks Koepka ($9,500) – It seems like TPC Four Seasons was built for Koepka. This is a course that perfectly fits his game, as he is very long off the tee (ranked 8th on Tour) to go with his 7th ranking in Proximity from 175-200 yards. Koepka has also been one of the hotter golfers of late, finishing 16th, 2nd, and 11th in his last three starts this season. Last year here, he finished alone in 2nd after losing in a playoff to Sergio Garcia. When Koepka is playing well, he usually has the flat stick going, which in the last two tournaments he has gained 1.398 and .46 strokes putting on the field. With his hot play and course fit, we expect Koepka to come out firing and be in contention again come Sunday.