May
14
2014
Long shots at the HP Byron Nelson Championship
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Tour

Sang-Moon Bae. Photo Credit: Tom Pennington – Getty Images.

With Martin Kaymer winning The Players and J.B. Holmes winning the Wells Fargo, no one can be considered an expert at picking champions on the PGA Tour.   A long shot, odds at 50/1 or worse, has a great chance to win because of the strong fields on Tour.

According to Bovada.com, John Senden, Charles Howell III, and Brandt Snedeker are at 50/1 for the HP Byron Nelson Championship.  Senden is having a solid season with a win at the Valspar Championship and a T8 at The Masters.  Howell III has five top-10s this year and is due for a win.  Snedeker is struggling, but he has made 11 of 13 cuts.

Brendon de Jonge is listed at 66/1.  His winning percentage is pulling him down, but 23 career top-10s deserve street cred, and he will win an event in the near future.

The craziest odds belong to Sang-Moon Bae at 100/1.  He is the defending champ!  Bae is having a lackluster season, but he should be given better odds than a 1% chance of winning.

Jhonattan Vegas is rolling with 250/1.  For someone who has made 10 of 13 cuts this season, those odds are cruel, and there is no reason to think the Longhorn can’t contend this week in Texas.

Check out the latest odds, and let Wei Under Par know which long shots will be flying under the radar at the HP Byron Nelson.