The next stop on the PGA Tour is McKinney, Texas, for the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson.
The tournament will be played at TPC Craig Ranch for the third time. K.H. Lee has won both of the previous years here.
Last year Lee shot a career-best 63 on Sunday to edge out Jordan Spieth for the win. He shot well under par in each round on his way to an impressive score of 26 under.
2021 was also a birdie fest with K.H. Lee winning at -25 and the cut line being 5 under. Twelve golfers in the field were -18 or better for the tournament. Fourteen golfers had rounds of 64 or better over the four days.
TPC Craig Ranch is a 7,460 yard par 72 with Bentgrass greens. There is a creek that runs through the property and comes into play on 14 holes.
The 17th hole has been revamped and now boasts bleachers behind the green and 41 hospitality units. The goal is a stadium vibe similar to the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale. With 6,000 spectators at the 17th, it could add a very interesting dynamic.
Five of the ten par fours are 450-500 yards with one under 350 yards and another one over 500 yards. Three of the four par 3s are over 200 yards. Three of the four par 5s are 550-600 yards.
Long irons are a must at the Byron Nelson with almost 35% of all approach shots coming from over 200 yards. Despite the lengthy approach shots, hitting greens isn’t all that difficult. Greens in regulation percentage comes in higher than tour average at 70 percent.
Missing greens isn’t the end of the world with scrambling being easier at TPC Craig Ranch but it could hinder some needed scoring opportunities. There are bunkers surrounding many of the greens and over the last two years, the golfers who have finished top 5 have more than doubled the field in sand saves.
Bombers have a slight advantage off the tee with driving distance being over tour average at 288 yards. Hitting fairways is a bit easier here as well with driving accuracy coming in at 63 percent.
The field at the Byron Nelson consists of 156 golfers with the Top 65 and ties making the cut after 36 holes to play the weekend.
2023 AT&T Byron Nelson Key Stats
- Off the Tee
- Proximity 200+ yards
- Opportunities Gained
Historical Cut Line
- 2022: -4
- 2021: -5
Previous AT&T Byron Nelson Winners at TPC Craig Ranch
- 2022: K.H. Lee (-26)
- 2021: K.H. Lee (-25)