Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Hideki Matsuyama, Matt Kuchar and defending champion Billy Horschel are among notables at the AT&T Byron Nelson 2018 this week.
The PGA Tour heads back to the Lone Star State for the AT&T Byron Nelson. Here are the key stats and information for this week.
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AT&T BYRON NELSON
Course: Trinity Forest GC. Yardage: 7,380. Par: 71.
Purse: $7.7 million. Winner’s share: $1,386,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS Sports).
Defending champion: Billy Horschel.
Last week: Webb Simpson won The Players Championship.
FedExCup leader: Justin Thomas.
Three-time major champion Spieth, 24, is grouped with 2016 PGA Champion and Baylor star Jimmy Walker and 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell. The group is scheduled to tee off on hole No. 1 at 12:50 p.m. in Thursday’s opening round, and at 7:40 a.m. on hole No. 10 in Friday’s second round.
Two other groupings of note will immediately precede the Spieth group in both rounds. Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Scott Piercy tee off in the group before Spieth’s, and ten minutes before that is four-time major champion Ernie Els playing with three-time major champion Padraig Harrington and longtime Flower Mound resident Rod Pampling.
Other groups of note include: world No. 9 Hideki Matsuyama playing with Matt Kuchar and 2018 tour winner Kodaira Satoshi of Japan at 7:40 a.m. Thursday and 12:40 p.m. Friday; defending champion Billy Horschel playing with two-time Nelson winner and 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Colleyville’s Ryan Palmer at 7:50 a.m. Thursday and 12:50 p.m. Friday; and reigning U.S. Junior champion and SMU signee Noah Goodwin playing at 8:50 a.m. Thursday and 1:50 p.m. Friday.