AT&T Byron Nelson: Top 10 power rankings for TPC Four Seasons

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Byron Nelson
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Bud Cauley — 62nd

Making just his second start since returning from a back injury, Cauley caught fire at the start of last year’s AT&T Byron Nelson, opening with rounds of 64 and 65 to claim a share of the 36-hole lead. He didn’t win, ultimately settling for a tie for fourth, but the performance did go a long way towards maintaining his PGA TOUR card for the remainder of the season. Cauley should be able to turn in a similar performance this week, especially given his momentum — he enters this week on the heels of back-to-back top 10 finishes. He’ll never win a putting contest, but at 12th on the PGA TOUR in strokes gained: approach-the-green, he’s really been feeling it with his irons this season.

Converging trends are in play for this 27-year-old, so be sure to keep an eye on him this week. He’s got a better shot to win the title than many of the more established names.