You Oughta Know: Spieth eyes first Nelson win


Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia headline the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Here's what You Oughta Know heading into this week's event in Dallas.

• Spieth will be looking to get his game back on track after a disastrous finish at the Masters, and a missed cut last week at The Players, the 14th MC of his career. He will be sleeping in his own bed this week as he tries to win at the Nelson for the first time in his career. Spieth's best finish was a T-16 in 2010 when he played the event as a 16-year-old amateur.

• If Spieth wins for the first time since the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, it would be his eighth title by the age of 22. The only other person to accomplish that feat was Horton Smith (1928-30).

• Spieth now is tied for the second-most wins in PGA Tour history by a player before turning 23 years old. Another win before July 27, and he will pass Woods for second by himself. He would still be six wins shy of Smith's record of 14 wins.

Jason Day won his first career title at the Nelson in 2010, but he will not be in the field this week for the third straight year. His next start will be in two weeks at the Memorial.

Keegan Bradley has the best cumulative score to par and the most birdies/eagles at the Nelson over the past five years. He could use a boost. The 2011 Nelson champ hasn't recorded a top-10 since Mayakoba, and he has missed seven cuts this year.

• Johnson (68.0) has the best scoring average at the Nelson since 2009. He has four top-10s in this event, and a win this week would continue his longest active streak of seasons with a victory on the PGA Tour. Currently, he has eight straight seasons with at least one win. Justin Rose is second with six.

Graham DeLaet is still seeking his first win, and he has a great history at this event. He's tied with Bradley for the best cumulative score to par (22 under) over the last three years.

Charley Hoffman is another player to watch. He's recorded five rounds of 65 or better at TPC Four Seasons (third-most all-time).

(Stats provided by the Golf Channel research department.)