Star-Telegram golf writer Jimmy Burch handicaps the top 10 players, with odds, to win the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson at the Four Seasons Resort in Irving:
Dustin Johnson (5-to-1): World’s top-ranked golfer is recovered from a pre-Masters injury, owns a 68.54 career scoring average at this venue.
Sergio Garcia (6-to-1): Masters champ and two-time winner in Irving (2016, 2004) owns career-best Nelson earnings mark ($2.87 million).
Jordan Spieth (7-to-1): Dallas resident and Colonial champ will be motivated to play well in front of family and friends at the Byron Nelson.
Past winners (8-to-1): A second Nelson title is possible for Jason Day (2010), Ernie Els (1995), Keegan Bradley (2011) or Jason Dufner (2012).
Matt Kuchar (10-to-1): Perpetual leaderboard presence in DFW owns a 68.97 scoring average at TPC Las Colinas.
Tarrant County residents (12-to-1): Among 10 candidates, keep a close watch on Ryan Palmer, J.J. Henry, Chad Campbell, Tom Hoge, John Peterson or Rory Sabbatini.
Patrick Reed (15-to-1): Spring resident and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup hero is competing here for the first time since 2013 and projects to play well.
Ian Poulter (16-to-1): Last week’s runner-up at The Players Championship enters on a roll.
Brandt Snedeker (18-to-1): Gifted putter should be comfortable on this venue’s undulated greens.
Brooks Koepka (20-to-1): Last year’s Nelson runner-up has the skill set, motivation to finish the job this time.