Cold, wet conditions plagued nearly the entire Wells Fargo Championship last weekend, which made for some extremely tough and sloppy play.
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm filled in admirably despite the multiple inches of rain, the $32 million spent in renovations were about the only thing shining bright — no delays were needed throughout the weekend.
Max Homa and Keegan Bradley battled in the mud Sunday with Homa pulling away late for the 2-shot victory. This was Homa’s second win on the Tour this year and fourth in his career.
He joins the list of Scottie Scheffler, Hideki Matsuyama, Sam Burns and Cameron Smith as multiple-time winners this season.
This week we are headed back to Texas for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson for one last warm-up before the PGA Championship.
2022 AT&T Byron Nelson Event Information
Dates: May 12-15, 2022
Course: TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
Purse: $9.1 million
Defending Champion: K.H. Lee
The AT&T Byron Nelson began in 1968 and was the first PGA Tour tournament to honor a former professional golfer in its namesake.
Bryon Nelson’s resume leaves no doubt as to the reason he was the first to have the distinction. The legendary Lord Byron won five majors and had 52 tour wins.
In 1945 alone, Nelson set records that may never be broken, winning 18 of the 30 tournaments he played including 11 straight victories — Tiger Woods is the next closest with seven straight.
If you are thinking Lord Byron did it against a weakened field, remember that he played alongside legends Sam Snead and Ben Hogan.
What Course is the AT&T Byron Nelson Held at?
TPC Craig Ranch is located in McKinney, Texsa, northeast of Dallas. The course was opened in 2004 and designed by major winner, course architect and Buckeye great Tom Weiskopf.
The course debuted on the PGA Tour last year and had previously held two Korn Ferry Tournament Championships in 2008 and 2012.
The par 72 course is on the longer side, measuring 7,468 yards, but the scoring chances are readily available. Last year’s champion K.H. Lee finished -25.
The course features wide fairways and large greens with Rowlett Creek’s limestone banks cutting through and mature woods filling in the rest.
This course provides the perfect setup for the field to perfect their game leading into next week’s major, the PGA Championship.
This week’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament at TPC Craig Ranch is the perfect leadup in advance of the season’s second major, the PGA Championship.
As such, the field is loaded with nine of the top 20 Official World Golf Ranking players. Headlined by Scottie Scheffler in his first individual start since the Masters, the Texas native is looking for win No. 5 of eight on the Tour this year.
If winning five of eight seems like a bit of a stretch, don’t forget about the tournament’s namesake Byron Nelson’s 1945 feats of winning 18 of 30 and 11 straight.