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Expert Picks for HP Byron Nelson Championship

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25. Anthony Kim

Kim has been so disappointing we are tempted, following another missed cut at Colonial, to leave him off the list in full. However, with a severe lack of representation from the game's upper crust, we can't go without mentioning he is there and ready for your consideration.

26. Arjun Atwal

Atwal is another option we rarely mention in the rankings. His time on the Tour has been short and he has been as inconsistent as any golfer trying to work his way into comfort at the professional level. However, he has shown well here in limited starts and thus the stunted field makes him a viable option.

27. Scott McCarron [Yahoo Class C]

McCarron tends to enter our thoughts in the late reaches of the Tour schedule, but this is one instance where he can be of service. He almost always plays well at the Four Seasons and few can claim the same.

28. Shaun Micheel

We would list Micheel higher, but he has struggled with recent performance (including a disappointing showing at Quail Hollow). He typically does well at the Byron Nelson, but we would warn he is not worthy of rank as a hot target.

29. Rod Pampling [Yahoo Class C]

Pampling, like Micheel, has the history we tend to covet from this spot, but his recent work scares us off the scent. While we love his status as a vet with tons of work on these links, we doubt we could jump his way without trepidation.

30. Brett Wetterich

If you want to reach for a deep sleeper, Wetterich is your man. He's motivated by the need for earnings to get his Tour card back, he is a former champion on this course (a win that isn't too far back in the rearview mirror), and he's been targeting this spot for weeks.


Yahoo Golf Cheat Sheet

Class A

3. Matt Kuchar
13. Marc Leishman
15. Rory Sabbatini
20. Brian Davis
23. Brandt Snedeker - NE

Class B

1. Dustin Johnson
2. Ben Crane
4. Jason Day
19. Jason Dufner
24. J.J. Henry

Class C

5. Nick Watney
6. Sergio Garcia
7. Scott Verplank
8. Carl Pettersson
9. Sean O'Hair
10. Charley Hoffman
11. K.J. Choi
12. Robert Allenby
14. Briny Baird
16. Jeff Overton
17. D.A. Points
18. Ryan Palmer
21. Charlie Wi
22. D.J. Trahan
27. Scott McCarron
29. Rod Pampling