The PGA Tour shifts to Fort Worth, Texas this weekend after a windy weekend at the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort. Below we discuss three golfers who have a chance to be in contention for the title next Sunday.
Sang-Moon Bae shot consistently all weekend long at the HP Byron Nelson Championship and came from behind on the last day to win his first tournament on the PGA Tour. He will be trying to win two tournaments in a row for the first time on the PGA Tour. There has only ever been one player who has been able to sweep both Texas tournaments and that was Ben Hogan in 1946, so the odds are surely stacked against Bae.
Zach Johnson is one of eight top-30 players in the field at the Crown Plaza Invitational this year. Johnson has finished in the top 10 of the tournament four years in a row, including victories in 2010 and 2012. In 2013 Johnson won two tournaments: the Crowne Plaza Invitational and the John Deere Classic.
Coming off a steady 2012, Johnson has stumbled a bit in the early part of the season. He has already missed the cut more times (3) than he did all last season (1).
Last year’s runner-up is coming back for another chance to win the tournament. Dufner was on quite the roll at this time last year as he won the 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship and then finished in second place at the Crown Plaza Invitational, probably the closest anyone has come to repeating Ben Hogan’s double in 1946.
Dufner has finished in the top-20 three times in 2013 but has yet to crack the top 10. He will be looking to get his season on track this weekend.