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by Mike Glasscott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

 

HP Byron Nelson Championship


TPC Four Seasons Resort-Las Colinas

Irving, Texas

 

TPC Four Seasons Resort-Las Colinas

 

Yards: 7,166

Par: 70 (35-35)

Greens: Bentgrass; 6,000 square feet on average.

Stimpmeter: 10.5-11’

Rough: Bermudagrass at 2.25”

Bunkers: 68

Water Hazards: 8

Course Architect: Jay Morrish (1986); D.A. Weibring & Steve Wolford (2008)

Purse: $6,900,000

Winner’s Share: $1,242,000

FexExCup Points: 500 to the winner

Defending Champion: Sang-moon Bae defeated Keegan Bradley to win for the first time on TOUR

Dates:  May 15-18

Notes: TPC Four Seasons Resort-Las Colinas has been the exclusive course to this tournament since 2008. Any historical data before this time will be omitted as TWO courses shared this tournament.

 

 

 

Recent History Lessons

 

After winning 31 of 40 tournaments in 2013, the USA has now won 20 of 26 events of 2013-14. Harris English, Jimmy Walker (THREE), Webb Simpson, Ryan Moore, Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed (TWO), Scott Stallings, Kevin Stadler, Bubba Watson (TWO), Russell Henley, Chesson Hadley, Matt Every, Matt Kuchar and J.B. Holmes have added trophies for the USA. Matt Jones, Steven Bowditch, John Senden and Jason Day, all Australians, have cashed four victories along with South Korean Seung-yul Noh. After querying about the lack of Euro winners this season, Kaymer decides to break the duck by winning the biggest payday of them all!

 

With his victory at Zurich, Noh joined Steven Bowditch, Matt Every, Jimmy Walker, Kevin Stadler, Chesson Hadley and Matt Jones as the first-time winners this season. There were 12, first-timers in 40 events last year and we’ve had seven in 26 events in 2014.

 

 

 

Young Guns Versus Prime Time Versus Old Guys


 

Jimmy Walker (34) started the season out on the right foot for the Prime Time guys and has since added two more wins to lead the FedExCup standings. He has been joined by Ryan Moore (30) in Malaysia, Zach Johnson (37) at Kapalua, Kevin Stadler (33), at WMPO and Bubba Watson (35), joined them at Riviera. Matt Every (30), Steven Bowditch (30) and Matt Jones (33), all first-timers, flew the flag before Watson picked up victory No. 2 of the year at Augusta. Since the first major, Matt Kuchar (37) and J.B. Holmes (32) have also added to the Prime Timers.

 

Scott Stallings (28), Patrick Reed TWICE (23), Chris Kirk (28), Webb Simpson (28), Dustin Johnson (29), Harris English (24), Jason Day (26), Russell Henley (24) and Seung-Yul Noh (22) all welcome Martin Kaymer, 29, to the twenty-something party!

 

Australian John Senden, 42, won at Tampa Bay for the only W for the “Old Guys” this season. For the second week in a row Jim Furyk needed the leader to miss a four-footer on the final hole to get into a playoff. He’s playing awfully well for an “old” guy. Another solid “oldie”, Lee Westwood, 41, continued his steady play with a T6 as well.

 

 

 

Pay Attention: It’s FREE!

 

 

The HPBNC has been a TOUR fixture since 1944 making it the ninth-longest running event on TOUR.

 

Only four players have won on their first try and that includes three of the last four winners. Ernie Els (1995), Jason Day (2010), Keegan Bradley (2011) and Sang-moon Bae are the only names on this list.

 

In addition to Day, Bradley and Bae, Robert Damron (2001), Ted Purdy (2005) and Brett Wetterich have broken their TOUR maidens on this course. Only Day and Bradley have gone on to win another TOUR event.

 

Since moving exclusively to Las Colinas, the world has been represented.  USA (Keegan Bradley 2011) and Australia have won twice (Adam Scott 2008; Jason Day 2010) while South Africa (Rory Sabbatini 2009) and South Korea (Bae 2013) all have a victory as well.

 

Only Sabbatini and Bae have put all four rounds in the 60s of these five winners. #grind

 

Since moving exclusively to Las Colinas, only the 2008 edition needed a playoff to decide the winner.

 

Only Tom Watson has defended the title at HPBNC as he made it a turkey with back-to-back-to-back victories in 1978-80.

 

The course record is 60, set by Keegan Bradley in 2013 on Thursday en route to a solo second finish.

 

Rory Sabbatini blitzed Las Colinas in 2009 to the tune of 19-under-par 261.

 

Adam Scott’s 7-under is the highest winning score since the move to Las Colinas and this was in the inaugural year as solo host.

 

Jimmy Walker, Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson are the only players on TOUR with multiple victories in the 2013-14 season. Of the three, two have a chance to add to their bounties this week. Watson is not in the field.

 

As of Monday evening 15 of the top 50 players in the OWGR are scheduled to tee it up this week.

 

 

  

 

 

Past Champions in the Field

 

2013 Sang-moon Bae -13

2012 Jason Dufner -11

2011 Keegan Bradley -13

2010 Jason Day -10

2009 Rory Sabbatini -19

2008 Adam Scott -7

2007 Scott Verplank*

2003 Vijay Singh*

 

*played on multiple courses

 

 

 

Inside the Ropes


 

Established in 1944, the HPBNC has been the ninth-oldest event on TOUR and one of four in the Texas Swing. No player has ever won the Texas Grand Slam in a season, let alone a career, and that streak will continue this year as Steven Bowditch won the Valero Texas Open and Matt Jones won the Shell Houston Open.

 

The Byron Nelson was named after the legendary golfer and was the first TOUR event to be named after a former player. Nelson won the inaugural event in 1944 by 10 shots. Sam Snead would win three of the next five. The “other” winners in that stretch were Peter Thomson and Ben Hogan. I can stop typing now, right?

 

TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas designed in the early 80s by Jay Morrish but it was the 2007-08 redesign that is what the players face today. D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolford have tilted greens, brought tree-lined fairways into play and have added water to add to an already tough challenge. During this renovation and redesign, all of the green complexes, bunkers and tee boxes were rebuilt to handle the rigors of all four rounds of a TOUR event. The par-70 course only has two par-fives to attack but the winner has posted all four rounds in the 60s 13 of the last 19 times to win here.

 

Any time the ball is teed up in Texas, weather, mainly wind, will be a focus. We’ve learned spring time in Texas brings blustery conditions and the chance of thunderstorms. Prevailing winds this time of year blow from the south but if the applecart is upset and the winds blow from the north, look out!

 

The average winning score here since the move to one course in 2008 is just a hair over 12-under. Las Colinas has been found to be quite a fair and tough challenge over the last six years. Here’s how the course has stacked up:

 

Course Ratings

2013: 18th-most difficult; +.413 strokes over par

2012: 14th; +1.087

2011: 5th; +2.354

2010: 12th; +.790

2009: 30th; -.315

2008: 7th; +2.028

 

As noted above, three of the last five winners have gone on to win major championships and four of the five winners have been in their 20s. This tells us gamers that this course isn’t difficult to get accustomed to but it does take some pedigree to rack up a W around here. This course reminds me a bit of Innisbrook and I bet Sang-Moon Bae would tell you the same thing since he was P2 there to Luke Donald in 2012 and the winner here last year.

 

Tree-lined fairways will reward those who find the short stuff and GIR is a priority this week. Of the top 32 players over the last two years, only five of them were outside the top 28 in GIR. Since there are only two par fives this week, players are going to have to avoid bogeys and make birdies on par fours. Toss in a little weather, a little water and the ghost of Lord Byron hovering around and this should be another close, exciting finish. Remember, 17 of the last 46 winners (since 1968) have been victorious in a playoff.

 

 

Call to Order

 

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Players are listed in order of importance!

 

 

Keegan Bradley (B): In three events at Las Colinas, the mercurial youngster has been victorious, finished second and T24. Not bad. The reason he plays well here is because he destroys par threes and fours and the course obviously fits his eye. He came into this tournament last year off T54, MC and MC and nearly won it so his form, which is much better this year, is just a bonus in 2014. His MC by a shot at THE PLAYERS doesn’t concern me because his record there isn’t very good anyhow. Remember, this was the GLASS DISASTER last year when I removed him from my Yahoo! lineup FIVE MINUTES before the deadline. He opened with 60 and finished second. He opened with 60 and finished second. He opened…His last win on TOUR was the 2012 WGC-BI.

 

Matt Kuchar (A): I’ve screwed up the management of Kuchar so badly in Yahoo! that I can hardly think. In his last five events where he’s never been out of the top five, I think I have used him once. He’s second on TOUR in scoring, fifth in scrambling and sixth in total putting. Just put him in your line up, Glass!

 

Jordan Spieth (B): It’s weird to actually have course history this week for the 20-year old Texan as this was the first event to give him sponsor’s exemption starting back when he was 16. His first time in competition at Las Colinas he was on the first page on the leaderboard on Sunday before firing 72 to slip to T16. He’s played seven rounds under par, of 12, in three events on Lord Byron’s Manor. He bounced back from T2 at Augusta with T12 at RBC so I don’t see him sitting in a corner and sulking this week either. My OAD this week will come down to him, Keegan Bradley or Marc Leishman. Stay tuned for details.

 

Jimmy Walker (C): At this point in 2013 I was down to TWO starts left on Jimmy Walker in Yahoo! so it’s safe to say I’ve been riding shotgun on this bandwagon! Walker fired 75 in the first round last week on the heels of triple-double yet rebounded for 68-71-65 and ANOTHER top 10. That’s No. 6 in 16 events. That’s also 13 finishes (of 14 weekends) that have landed him in the top 25. #nobrainer

 

Marc Leishman (A): The Aussie has absolutely feasted on this track as he has 15 of 18 career rounds that are par or better in five tries. In four of those tries he’s hit the weekend and finished no worse than T12 twice. His other finishes are T3 and T8. After a very limited, and quiet, spring, he sprung to life last week with three rounds at par or better at THE PLAYERS including a smooth 67 on Sunday to finish T23. His inward 31 on Sunday at Sawgrass shows me he’s getting it together.

 

Martin Kaymer (B): After his performance last week/weekend it would be impossible to leave him off this week. He sat through a rain delay, a stretch of bad shots and a stretch of great putts to become only the fourth player to win THE PLAYERS, a major and a WGC in a career. He finished T5 here last year with all four rounds in the 60s in his first trip so I have no fears about him finding even more fairways and greens this week. He’s scheduled to play so I’m putting him in the lineup.

 

Charl Schwartzel (C): The South African has been one of the most difficult reads this season as he’s playing well but not great. He’s had a “hiccup” round seven of his eight events this year (minus Riviera, his first) that has seen him hang on the edges but not pay off like gamers would like from a former major champion. He finished solo third here last year in his first time. He opened with 63 and played all four rounds par or better.

 

Jason Dufner (B): He’s three-for-three at Las Colinas with a victory squeezed into the middle of those starts. His record is tidy with a T8 and T33 and only two rounds above par. If ball-striking is required, Dufner is near the top of the want list. Dufner has been chasing all around the world and country as PGA champion and it’s thinned out his spring schedule. He played twice in March and only once in April, the Masters. Gamers are looking for him to load up the schedule and start cashing checks like he did in the winter. This would be an excellent starting spot.

 

Gary Woodland (A): After last weeks’ T11 at THE PLAYERS, Woodland has now seen 12 consecutive weekends where he’s teed it up stretching back to his opening event MC to start 2013. I like to refer to it as the week I used him in OAD. There’s nothing more frustrating to watch a guy blast out 12 straight after having him MC. Anyhow, Woodland has had plenty of success at Valspar at Innisbrook and this course is very similar. Woodland has had a very interesting Sunday record here. Last year, he was eight-under and lurking before blowing up with 70. In 2012, he back-doored a T24 with a final round 66. If that’s not weird enough, he was two-under in 2011 (which would have been T3 at the end of the day) before firing 81 of them to finish T49 on that Sunday. Each of the last four years he’s had at least two rounds in the 60s. Don’t be surprised if he’s lurking again on Sunday.

 

Dustin Johnson (B): The man with his own section last week proved why he had that distinction in the preview column as he opened up with 68 (woohoo!) and closed with 74-72-74 (sigh.). Similarly to Dufner, minus the PGA champ status, Johnson, who leads the TOUR in the all-around ranking, has been lightly raced this spring. His last three include WD after 80 at SHO, 77-74 at Augusta and T59 last week that included nothing after his opening round 68. He’s going into my B group this week because he’s never missed in four here and that includes two top 10s. If he’s healthy he should have the rust knocked off and be ready to contend again this week.

 

Ryan Palmer (C): After making nine cuts on the bounce Palmer has confounded gamers with his last two outings. At the Zurich, Palmer had killed it at TPC Louisiana in the past but MC at one-under. After a terrible run at THE PLAYERS before last year’s T5, Palmer finished T59. In his last three events at Las Colinas, the native Texan has fired a 65, 64 and 65. In those same events he’s played the weekend six-over, one-over and five-over. The results have been T33, T9 and second. Wow. Imagined if he played any of those Sundays at par! He’s close!

 

John Senden (C): Even though he’s MC in his last three outings in Irving, the Aussie does have a solo seventh to show in 2009. He closed 64-65 that year so he’s proven he can get it around Las Colinas. Gamers, I like the fact that he hasn’t disappeared since his victory at Innisbrook as he’s made his last five cuts including T8 at Augusta. If you would have told me his putting numbers would be better than his driving numbers before this season started, I would have laughed. Now, Senden is laughing all the way to the bank.

 

Ryan Moore (A): He was solo second in the first year of Las Colinas being the solo host for this event. He’s only played here once since then (2009) so he’ll need a quick refresher or two early in the week. After MC at the Masters he’s racked up T18 at WFC and T26 last week at Sawgrass so it looks like he’s rounding back into early season form where claimed four top 10s in six events. He’s in the top 15 on TOUR in par three and four performance and 16th in ball-striking. Yes, please!

 

Harris English (C): Like Dufner and Johnson, English has been lightly raced this spring so he should be ready to ramp up to the U.S. Open. He’s currently fourth in the all-around ranking and he enjoys tree-lined fairways. He was also right in the mix last year, his first time at HPBNC, before a final round 74 knocked him back to T17. He used this momentum to gain his first win a month later at TPC Southwind.

 

Sang-moon Bae (C): He plays three courses on TOUR really well, Riviera, Innisbrook and Las Colinas. They all are demanding off the tee and around the greens. Anyone who walks in for the first time and holds off a major champion in the final group on Sunday is good in my book. That’s what Moon did last year to Keegan Bradley. He opened with 66 last week at THE PLAYERS so he’s tuning up for his defense.

 

 

 

Just Missed

 

Pat Perez: He’s made his last three cuts at HPBNC and that includes T9 in 2012. Perez has had a wonderfully consistent season as he’s 12-for-12 in 2014 and has made 16 of his last 17 weekends dating back to last year’s FedExCup Playoffs. His solid short game has been the foundation for his successes and that will come in handy this week. WD Tuesday lunchtime


Brian Stuard: The knock on him earlier in the season was that he only cashed in birdie-fests on easy tracks. His T5 at RBC and T17 at THE PLAYERS have put that theory to bed for the immediate future. He makes plenty of birdies because he hits plenty of fairways and has a tidy short game.

 

Morgan Hoffmann: The former Oklahoma St Cowboy fired four rounds under par at Sawgrass last week to finish T17 and he should be full of confidence returning to Las Colinas this week. His T5 last year included a 66-66 finish in windy conditions and is still his best finish on TOUR in 44 events. #arrowup

 

Robert Streb: For a man with limited starts, Streb has really taken advantage of his opportunities. He’s racked up 10 consecutive weekend experiences stretching back to October’s Frys.com. He backed up his career best solo second at Zurich with a very solid T23 at WFC. He currently sits 41 in the all-around and is sixth in par-four performance. He’ll bag GIR but if he doesn’t he’s a top 10 scrambler.

 

Paul Casey: Now that his shoulder and life are back in working order, the Englishman should be on gamer’s radar as he was T18 at RBC and T11 at Zurich, which included a 64 on Saturday. He’s been having his way with par-four scoring this year and his putting is greatly improved.

 

Martin Flores: The Oklahoma grad and Ft. Worth native has quietly been converting gamers this spring. Since the beginning of the Florida Swing, he’s racked up seven weekends from eight events and has turned five of those into T19 or better. His career-best finish was just two weeks ago in Charlotte. With over $910k in 17 events, Flores should have his focus on winning tournaments as opposed to survival. His career-best earnings were just over a million in 30 events in 2012. #upupandaway!

 

Erik Compton: In round two last year he lit up Las Colinas for 63 en route to T36. Last year, the knock on him was that his game didn’t travel outside the state of Florida. After MC at the Sony Open, Compton has made every weekend he’s teed it up minus one WD at Valero after 71. He has two top-five finishes in his last six starts and was a very respectable T34 last week at THE PLAYERS. In his last six final rounds, five of them have been 69 or lower. #grinder

 

Freddie Jacobson: His T64 at THE PLAYERS was his worst finish in the eight consecutive events he’s made the cut recently. His putter went chilly on the slow greens at Sawgrass and that doesn’t happen very often. In two trips to Las Colinas, the Junkman has cashed T27 and T17 because of his excellent short game. The Swede has had a very solid spring and should continue that trend this week.

 

Rory Sabbatini: The 2009 champ has been playing solid golf as of late with two top 10s in his last four weekends. He obliterated Las Colinas to the tune of 19-under but has only made two cuts in his last four trips to HPBNC. His best finish in that run is T43 twice. In his last 16 rounds, only four rounds have been over par.

 

John Merrick: He’s found seven weekends on the bounce but only one top 25 during that stretch. His only win is on a tough Riviera course and his ball-striking is currently 14th-best on TOUR. Solid filler for deep rosters.

 

Brooks Koepka: His T21 at Zurich made him eligible for Special Temporary Membership, which he’s taken for the rest of 2014. His journey from here is two-fold. Win or gain as many points as possible to become eligible to be full-time in 2015. He played at OK St. so he’s familiar with the wind and weather in the part of the world and he can really putt the golf ball.

 

Kevin Kisner: His form card also caught my eye as the former Georgia Bulldog has been trending in the right direction. From 68th to T38 to T34 to T6, I like that Kisner had his best finish in his career on the toughest of the four courses in that stretch, Quail Hollow.

 

Brendan Steele: After MC in the first Texas Two-Step, Steele has turned the ship around with finishes of T52, T30 and T26 in his last three outings. His 67 on Sunday at Sawgrass has gained my attention and he’s bouncing in the right direction. He’s also found successes at past TPC courses so resort golf fits his eye.

 

Ryo Ishikawa: He’ll be off the radar this week because he didn’t qualify/play at THE PLAYERS but his last six outings have resulted in four top 25s and five top 31s. He closed his last event 68-67-69 at Hilton Head after opening with 77. He was also 10th here last year in his first time around Las Colinas.

 

 

 

Horses for Courses/Long Shots


 

Justin Hicks: He closed with 68 last week at THE PLAYERS for T17 and that was his eight weekends in a row that he’s played on TOUR. He’s in the top six in both fairways and greens and he’s 19th in total putting. He’s teed it up here twice and only has one round from eight over par. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

D.A. Points: D.A. must like D.A.’s course design because the former Illini player finished solo third in his first appearance in 2009 and backed that up with T7 in 2010. After T40, he rolled up T19 and T12 last year. Grab yer saddle. Grab yer bridle. #giddyup. In 20 rounds, 15 are par or better.

 

J.J. Henry: The TCU grad had played in the first five weekends at Las Colinas including T3 in 2012 before MC last year. His ball-striking and local knowledge won’t hurt but his recent form might. He hasn’t seen a top 25 since last November. He did play the final three rounds at Sawgrass at par or better though. #hornedfrog

 

Bud Cauley: He’s put seven of his last eight rounds under par and this might be just what the doctor ordered for young Cauley. He knows he has limited starts as he finished No. 131 on the list last season and has to make the most of his chances.

 

James Driscoll: He’s made five on the bounce in Dallas including T19 in 2012 and T8 in 2011. He’s MC in five straight on TOUR so course-history is your ONLY friend here.

 

Jeff Overton: With T2, T8, MC, and T33 last year, the Hoosier fits firmly in the horse-for-course category. I usually get spooked when I see 83 but it was one round and it’s long gone. He posted an opening round 64 here in 2011.

 

Graham DeLaet: With six of his last eight rounds are par or better, I can argue, with his ball-striking, that he could be a nuisance this week. His worst starts this year have been the deepest fields. That won’t be the case this week so I would hope the Canadian finds some form.

 

Robert Garrigus: His stretch of four consecutive T26 or better came to an end here last year with MC (70-76). His T4 in Tampa suggests that tight courses are right up his alley. As always, his successes usually depend on which putter he puts in the bag!

 

Brian Davis: His T11 last week should have been better but his water-ball double-bogey on the 71st hole knocked him out of the top 10. He was T1 for the week in bogeys with only four but had four doubles as well. He was second to Rory Sabbatini here in 2009 on 17-under but has MC in three of the last four years.

 

 

 

Fade


 

Greg Chalmers: Plenty of guys from Texas with plenty of experience this week and Chalmers is one of them. The Aussie transplant has one top 25 in 12 appearances. His last top 25 was Groundhog Day. #g’dayandg’dbye

 

Patrick Reed: His wife is ready to pop any day.  He obviously has way more important things on his mind than golf. Since his declaration of being one of the best five players in the world, he’s MC three times and has finishes of T52 and T48. He’s MC in three of his last four.

 

Brendon de Jonge: All it took was an 80-62 to shake him out of his funk for T6 at WFC. That streak lasted all of one round, 69, as he fell back to earth with 74-75-76 in his last three at THE PLAYERS. His only top 10 in his last 12 was in his current hometown. #dothemath

 

Louis Oosthuizen: He followed up WD in Asia with 77-75 last week at THE PLAYERS. What’s the upside to taking him this week? He also WD last year at HPBNC. What could possibly go wrong!

 

Patrick Cantlay: A very popular player in season-long games is finally returning to competition since the Web.com final last August. My rule is simple in these situations: I don’t waste my time or a start with a guy who hasn’t played any competitive golf in eight months. I’ll give him a couple of weeks to get the feel back.

 

 

 

The Man with his Own Section
 

 

Brandt Snedeker: There are two ways to look at Sneds moving forward in my opinion. The first is abandon ship, cut the losses and run. Two, is sit back and be as patient as possible and let his form return. If leading I would recommend the second choice but if trailing, I don’t know if I can him clogging the roster each week he tees it up. He showed signs of life last week with 69-67 on Friday-Saturday but he was the same ol’ same ol’ with 75 to open and 76 to close. The good news was he made a ton of pars and avoided bogeys but the bad news he struggled to find fairways and greens and hole putts. Other than that, he played well. He has one top 25 in his last six stroke-play events. He hasn’t played on this track since it moved exclusively to Las Colinas in 2008. The downside outweighs the upside THIS WEEK for me. No, thanks.

 

 

 

Jordan Spieth of the Week Last Week

 

The column was taken over and thrashed by the kid from Texas last year. Out of respect, I’m not changing the title of it for 2013-14. It will remind me just how good Spieth was in the last three months of the season. This year, we’ll still identify an up-and-coming player and/or rookie that fantasy players should have on their radar.

 

Frys.com: Hideki Matsuyama, T3; Brooks Koepka, T3; Max Homa, T9.

 

SHCO: Ryo Ishikawa is only 22, don’t forget, T2; Chesson Hadley, T5.

 

CIMB: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, 24, might have enough money after this week to earn Special Temporary Membership. Pay attention!

 

WGC-HSBC: Jordan Spieth was 17th. Tommy Fleetwood (T18) is only 22 and plays in Europe. Matsuyama WD with a bad back.

 

McGladrey: Scott Langley turned 24 last April and is in his second season on TOUR. He finished T22 last week and No. 124 last season. #slimpickinngsthisweek

 

OHL Mayakoba: Harris English turned 24 last July. He won.

 

HTOC:  Er, Jordan Spieth, solo second.

 

Sony: Hudson Swafford and Will Wilcox both finished T8. Both played on the Web.com Tour last year and are rookies on TOUR this season.

 

Humana: Patrick Reed won. He’s 23. You need to pay attention.

 

FIO: Ryo Ishikawa, 22, bagged another top 10 finish. That’s his sixth in his last 10 events on TOUR or the Web.com Tour. He’s an alternate this week as of Monday afternoon.

 

WMPO: Hideki Matsuyama is 21. In 11 events the last two years, he’s hit the top 25 in NINE of them, including T4 last week. #ALLRIGHTYTHEN

 

Pebble Beach: Er, Jordan Spieth, T4. Patrick Reed, 23, finished T13 and he’s won twice since August. Golf is good hands, again.

 

Riviera: Harris English won’t be 25 until July. He was T10; Spieth was T12.

 

WGC-Match Play: Victor Dubuisson is 23 and was second. Jordan Spieth was T5. #youthmovement

 

Honda: Russell Henley is now the fourth player on TOUR under 25 with two wins. He joins Patrick Reed, Harris English and Rory McIlroy in this very elite club of pups.

 

WGC-CC: Patrick Reed is 23. He’s now won three times in eight months on TOUR.

 

Puerto Rico Open: Rookie Chesson Hadley, 26, took home his first title on the big boy circuit.

 

Valspar: Chesson Hadley backed up his first win with T14 on a tough, tough Copperhead Course. Scott Langley, a second year player from Illinois (see above) was third.

 

API: The young Japanese lad Ishikawa racked up another top 10 (T8) this week. Yep, he’s still just 22.

 

Valero: He’ll be remembered for all of the wrong reasons but Andrew Loupe, 25, finished T4 in only his eighth start on TOUR. #slowgolfclap

 

Shell Houston: Russell Henley’s T7 shows him heating up before heading back for another crack at Augusta.

 

Masters: That Jordan Spieth guy was T2.

 

RBC Heritage: John Huh, T3, is a TOUR winner but is only 23 years old. Remember?

 

Zurich: The winner was 22-year old Seung-Yul Noh. He fits this column to a T.

 

Wells Fargo: Defending champ Derek Ernst was T30. He’ll turn 24 on May 15.

 

THE PLAYERS: That pesky Spieth was tied for the 54-hole lead and finished T4.

 

 

 

Coming Later TUESDAY Afternoon

 

Playing the Tips will be up and running this and every Tuesday afternoon and will list all of the Rotoworld experts picks in the GolfChannel.com game, the Yahoo! Fantasy Golf game and my One-and-Done feature. Look for it around 5 ET every Tuesday for the rest of the season.

 

 

 

Coming Wednesday

 

And the analysis doesn't end here. Rotoworld's Rob Bolton and I will be co-hosting a one-hour live chat Wednesday at NOON p.m. ET. We will be breaking down the field at the HPBNC and answering your questions. Simply return to the golf home page to join in on the chatter.

 

Mike Glasscott
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