Final Round Preview — PGA Tour — AT&T Byron Nelson championship — TPC Four Seasons — Irving, Texas —
Five players are T-2 and just two back heading into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship on the PGA Tour.
All are chasing overnight leader Aussie Steven Bowditch, who entered Sunday’s final round at TPC Four Seasons at 13-under overall. The 31-year-old — best finish T-12 in 2015 at Zurich — tees off at 2:55 p.m. Eastern Time in the final group.
The event, which has been delayed by weather issues during the week, will play threesomes on Sunday. Bowditch plays with Dustin Johnson and Scott Pinckney, who is making his 20th PGA Tour start and looking for his maiden victory. Pinckney does have two Top 10s this season and entered the week as a 200-to-1 long shot to win the title, according to www.skybet.com.
Johnson, 10th in the Official World Golf Ranking, is still the favorite at this point to win his second title of 2015. But, coming off a Saturday 62, it may be difficult to back up that low round. DJ came into the week as a 12-1 betting selection — second best to Jordan Spieth.
Jimmy Walker, Jon Curran and Jonathan Randolph are all part of that five-way tie for second. Walker, 12th in the world rankings, has been a surprise this week considering this is his 9th appearance without a Top 10 at TPC Four Seasons.
Look for a first time to have a great chance to break through with a victory. First-timers have captured four of the last five wins at this event.
Still in mix at T-10 and 9-under are Charley Hoffman — T-10 last week at the Crown Plaza — Brendon de Jonge and Tony Finau. de Jonge was a 100-1 pick heading into the week and fired 63 Saturday.
Other Golf News:
- Morgan Pressel (7-under) is in position to win for the first time on the LPGA Tour since 2009. She leads the ShopRite LPGA Classic with 18 holes to play. She is one shot ahead of Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist. At 55th in the Rolex Ranking, Pressel nearly won earlier this season at the Swinging Skirts but settled for a runner-up finish and she was third at the ANA Inspiration.
- Soren Kjeldsen, 40, won the European Tour’s Irish Open during difficult conditions including cold temperatures and 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts. The 2-under score earned three players a playoff opportunity including Bernd Wiesberger and Eddie Pepperall. It marked Kjeldsen’s fourth career European Tour title. He ranked 303rd in the world heading into the week. It was his first win since 2009.
- The 2-under tally through 72 holes at the Irish Open was the highest winning score on the European Tour this season. The tour hosts the Nordea Masters in Sweden next week.
- The Champions Tour returns to action next week in Iowa for the Principal Charity Classic.