- Will Zalatoris is the most popular bet to win the AT&T Byron Nelson with 10.3% of the tickets and 14.6% of the handle.
- Favorite Scottie Scheffler is the second most popular bet with 8.2% of tickets and 11.1% of total money.
- Justin Thomas is third for betting management while Jordan Spieth is third for betting slips.
Will Zalatoris has attracted the most betting action among registered AT&T Byron Nelson golfers.
According to the first betting figures from online bookmaker BetMGM, Zalatoris holds 10.3% of the total betting tickets and 14.6% of the total bets to win the tournament at +2200 odds. He is the only golfer with a double-digit percentage in betting slips and one of two with a double-digit percentage in the betting handle.
Zalatoris looking for his first PGA Tour win
Plano’s Will Zalatoris is still looking for his first PGA Tour victory. The torrid run of his friend Scottie Scheffler – who also entered the year without a win – serves as motivation.
“[I’ve] I just have to keep waiting for my turn. https://t.co/MQEyk47LAu
— Shawn McFarland (@McFarland_Shawn) May 11, 2022
Zalatoris de Plano is still looking for his first PGA Tour win and this could be the week he gets that elusive first victory. He knows TPC Craig Ranch better than many golfers, having grown up playing there while logging over 100 rounds here. Zalatoris also has the metrics to excel here. He ranks first in shots won on approach and in the Top 5 in shots won off the tee in his last 24 rounds played.
Since getting his full-time card last season, Zalatoris has produced 13 Top 10 finishes and two runners-up, including one earlier this year at Torrey Pines against a stacked field. His last three events have ended in T-4, T-6 (at the Masters) and T-5 finishes.
Zalatoris’ putter held him back several times and robbed him of his first Tour win. But he’s second this year on the Tour in strokes won: tee-to-green, which means he’ll always have plenty of birdie looks. If he makes just one average putt this week, he’ll definitely be in the game for the win.
Scheffler is the betting favorite
Favorites to win the AT&T Byron Nelson ⛳️
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) May 11, 2022
Zalatoris’ good friend and world number one. 1 Scottie Scheffler is the favorite to win the tournament on the top golf betting sites and is the second most popular bet on BetMGM with 8.2% of tickets and 11.1% of the betting handle. Scheffler has won four of his last six non-team played events, including the Masters and WGC-Matchplay while finishing T-7 in the other two.
Jordan Spieth at +2200 is the third most popular bet with 7.1% of total bet slips. The University of Texas product didn’t play well in this event, but after moving to TPC Craig Ranch last year, Spieth earned his best result at T-9. He should also be very confident heading into the tournament after winning the RBC Heritage.
Justin Thomas has the third highest betting handle at 7.3%. JT has the second shortest odds to win the tournament at +1200. JT is arguably the best ball hitter, iron player, and scorer on the field. He ranks first in the field in shots gained on approach from over 200 yards and is second in the field in birdie percentage or better.