Fantasy Tip Sheet: Byron Nelson

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Adam Scott has picked his spots in 2012, trying to remain rested before the busiest time of the golf season.

After a back-door top-10 at the Masters and spots of good play at the Players Championship, he is the clear favorite this week at the Byron Nelson Championship.

He will face a field that includes Players winner Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Keegan Bradley.

As for our fantasy panel, they almost made it a clean sweep with Scott as their favorite, with only Jeff Rude taking Carl Pettersson instead.

The panel continues to try and catch senior writer Jim McCabe, but the Players did not provide much movement with anyone, with all but two panelists having at least one player miss the cut.

Here are their picks for the week:

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Rude Carl Pettersson

Good recent form - second at Houston, won Heritage, only player to shoot two sub-70 scores on weekend at Players, where he tied for 10th. Also, T-4 at Nelson four years ago.

D.A. Points

Love this pick. Lost in Wells Fargo playoff in his last start. And has done well at Nelson, finishing third in 2009 and tying for seventh the next year.

Winner: Luke Donald ($342,000); wild card: Ryan Moore ($26,334). 2012 total: $6,094,326.

McCabe Adam Scott

He's played decently in his few appearances this year, but going back-to-back for the first time in stroke-play events could help him discover a better rhythm.

Jeff Overton

Been all over the map – some great rounds, but enough bad ones to keep him in neutral. But he's been T-8 and T-2 the last two years here, so perhaps some good vibes will come his way.

Winner: Luke Donald ($342,000); wild card: Ben Crane (MC). 2012 total: $7,316,107.

Martin Adam Scott

The 2008 Byron Nelson champion has finished no worse than 17th in four PGA Tour stroke-play starts this year. Three of Scott's eight PGA Tour titles have come in the state of Texas – 2007 Shell Houston Open, 2008 Nelson, 2010 Texas Open.

Brian Davis

Hard to pick against a guy who's finished in the top-25 in five of his past six starts. He was runner-up in the 2009 Nelson.

Winner: Lee Westwood ($20,520); wild card: Chris Stroud (MC). 2012 total: $3,753,244.

Ringler Adam Scott

Top player in the field according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Scott has four consecutive top 15s coming into Byron Nelson and won here in 2008.

Jeff Overton

Has played well this year posting five top 20s and has posted consecutive top 10s in this even – T8th (2011) & T2nd (2010).

Winner: Sergio Garcia ($21,280); wild card: Jeff Overton (MC). 2012 total: $4,455,852.

Lavner Adam Scott

Winner here in ’08, and seems to be rounding into form after a limited schedule to start the season.

Brian Gay

Tied for fourth last month in San Antonio. Great record at this event, with three top 15s in his past four starts.

Winner: Lee Westwood ($20,520); wild card: Brian Davis ($66,548). 2012 total: $656,415.

The field according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings:

  • 7. Adam Scott
  • 8. Matt Kuchar
  • 11. Phil Mickelson
  • 16. Charles Howell III
  • 18. Jason Day
  • 27. Carl Pettersson
  • 30. Keegan Bradley
  • 33. John Huh
  • 34. Gary Woodland
  • 39. Y.E. Yang
  • 41. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 42. Ernie Els
  • 47. Pat Perez
  • 52. Jason Dufner
  • 54. Brian Davis
  • 59. Jeff Overton
  • 60. Ryan Palmer
  • 67. Padraig Harrington
  • 74. John Rollins
  • 83. Johnson Wagner
  • 89. Vijay Singh
  • 90. Josh Teater
  • 92. Scott Piercy
  • 97. Jimmy Walker
  • 98. Greg Chalmers
  • 99. D.A. Points
  • 103. Brandt Jobe
  • 104. Ricky Barnes
  • 107. Kris Blanks
  • 108. Charley Hoffman
  • 110. Robert Garrigus
  • 112. Jonas Blixt
  • 113. Chad Campbell
  • 116. John Mallinger
  • 120. Gary Christian
  • 121. Seung-Yul Noh
  • 124. William McGirt
  • 125. Rod Pampling
  • 127. Blake Adams
  • 129. Harrison Frazar
  • 130. Jerry Kelly
  • 132. Chez Reavie
  • 138. Heath Slocum
  • 141. Brian Gay
  • 143. Kevin Chappell
  • 144. Jhonattan Vegas
  • 148. Boo Weekley
  • 149. Marc Leishman
  • 151. Bill Lunde
  • 153. Michael Putnam
  • 157. Billy Mayfair
  • 164. Tim Herron
  • 165. Dicky Pride
  • 170. Russell Knox
  • 175. James Driscoll
  • 176. Ken Duke
  • 178. Greg Owen
  • 179. Rory Sabbatini
  • 190. Graham DeLaet
  • 191. Danny Lee
  • 195. Chris Couch
  • 199. J.J. Henry
  • 201. Briny Baird
  • 206. Patrick Reed
  • 207. J.J. Killeen
  • 208. Brendan Steele
  • 211. John Merrick
  • 212. Will Claxton
  • 213. Erik Compton
  • 214. Martin Flores
  • 217. Vaughn Taylor
  • 222. Andres Romero
  • 223. Roberto Castro
  • 225. Bob Estes
  • 226. Nick O'Hern
  • 228. Marco Dawson
  • 229. Shaun Micheel
  • 231. Chris DiMarco
  • 232. Justin Leonard
  • 233. Kyle Reifers
  • 234. Garrett Willis
  • 238. Miguel Angel Carballo
  • 245. Mark Anderson
  • 250. Nathan Green
  • 252. Michael Bradley
  • 253. Jason Kokrak
  • 257. D.J. Trahan
  • 263. Kevin Kisner
  • 266. Sung Kang
  • 269. Billy Horschel
  • 279. Steve Wheatcroft
  • 283. Hunter Haas
  • 290. Troy Matteson
  • 297. Garth Mulroy
  • 301. Cameron Beckman
  • 302. Stephen Ames
  • 308. Tim Petrovic
  • 311. Chris Riley
  • 313. Jeff Maggert
  • 314. Billy Hurley III
  • 315. Alex Cejka
  • 322. Shane Bertsch
  • 323. David Mathis
  • 326. Jason Bohn
  • 337. Joe Ogilvie
  • 348. Tommy Biershenk
  • 349. Scott Stallings
  • 350. Steve Flesch
  • 363. Tommy Gainey
  • 364. Colt Knost
  • 371. Troy Kelly
  • 377. Mathew Goggin
  • 386. Rocco Mediate
  • 396. Richard H. Lee
  • 398. Brett Wetterich
  • 407. Andres Gonzales
  • 422. Bobby Gates
  • 433. Arjun Atwal
  • 438. Steven Bowditch
  • 445. Duffy Waldorf
  • 466. Ryuji Imada
  • 479. Matt Bettencourt
  • 483. Richard S. Johnson
  • 506. Marc Turnesa
  • 517. Edward Loar
  • 539. Matt Jones
  • 559. Jamie Lovemark
  • 565. Alexandre Rocha
  • 587. Brendon Todd
  • 592. Gavin Coles
  • 595. Roland Thatcher
  • 597. Matt McQuillan
  • 602. Kyle Thompson
  • 608. Daniel Chopra
  • 615. Derek Lamely
  • 632. Patrick Sheehan
  • 641. Scott Brown
  • 650. Fran Quinn
  • 655. Rich Beem
  • 661. Scott Dunlap
  • 695. Stephen Gangluff
  • 711. Todd Hamilton
  • 725. David Duval
  • 864. Mike Weir
  • 884. Zack Miller
  • N/R. Charlie Beljan
  • N/R. Stuart Deane
  • N/R. Todd Demsey
  • N/R. Robert Gamez
  • N/R. Paul Haley II
  • N/R. Kelly Kraft
  • N/R. Hank Kuehne
  • N/R. Bryden MacPherson
  • N/R. Brian P. Ricketts
  • N/R. Joey Snyder III
  • N/R. Travis Wadkins
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