Power Rankings: 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson


The 2016 fantasy golf season rolls right along, as the PGA Tour heads to Texas this week for the AT&T Byron Nelson. A field of 144 players will tackle TPC Four Seasons Resort at an event that pays tribute to one of the game's all-time greats.

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Steven Bowditch won this event last year by four shots over a trio of players. Here are 10 players to watch outside Dallas:

1. Dustin Johnson: DJ has done everything but win this event, with five straight top-20 finishes including four top-10s. Johnson has the length off the tee to capitalize this week, and he didn't lose much momentum with a T-28 finish last week at TPC Sawgrass after three straight top-five results.

2. Charley Hoffman: Hoffman tends to play well in the Lone Star State, and he won in San Antonio just a couple weeks ago. He was also a runner-up last year at this event and brings plenty of momentum with him to the Metroplex, with that Valero win sandwiched around top-15 finishes in Hilton Head and New Orleans.

3. Matt Kuchar: Kuchar is another player with a solid course history here, having finished T-15 or better in three of his last five trips to Dallas. He also finished T-3 last week at The Players Championship, continuing a run of solid form this year that includes top-25 finishes in five of his last seven starts overall.

4. Jordan Spieth: The world No. 2 finished T-16 here as a 16-year-old amateur back in 2010, but he hasn't finished better than T-30 since. Spieth will be the main draw this week, but coming off a surprising missed cut at TPC Sawgrass it remains to be seen if he will be able to revamp his short game in the span of a week.

5. Louis Oosthuizen: The South African finished T-28 last week in his first action since a T-15 finish at the Masters. The last time he came to Dallas, he held a share of the 54-hole lead en route to a T-11 finish. As he showed with a runner-up earlier this year at the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Oosthuizen can handle a Texas track.

6. Charl Schwartzel: Oosthuizen's countryman skipped last week's event in Ponte Vedra, so he should be rested and ready for a track where he finished T-3 in 2014 and T-11 in 2015. While Schwartzel missed the cut at Augusta in his most recent start, he did win in a playoff in Tampa in March.

7. Sergio Garcia: Garcia won this event in 2004, but he hasn't been back since a T-20 finish in 2011 because in the past it has conflicted with the Open de Espana. While he struggled over the weekend at TPC Sawgrass, one of his favorite venues, a second-round 66 showed that a big result isn't far off.

8: Ryan Palmer: Palmer is a fan favorite this week and he's played like it in recent years, with a runner-up in 2011 sparking a run of four top-25 finishes in the last five years at this event. He also finished T-4 in San Antonio last month and was T-23 last week in Florida.

9. Marc Leishman: Leishman is the proverbial horse for course this week in Dallas, as the Aussie has finished T-12 or better five of the last seven years in this event. While he hasn't shown much form since a T-5 finish at Riviera, Leishman did close with a 66 in New Orleans to finish T-20 three weeks ago.

10. Brooks Koepka: The bomber opened with a 66 last week at TPC Sawgrass en route to a T-35 finish, and he has finished T-26 or better in five of his last eight starts. Koepka was T-16 in Dallas just a year ago, an effort that included a 64 in the third round.