2022 AT&T Byron Nelson Leaderboard: Ryan Palmer leads the Dallas big squad after round two at TPC Craig Ranch

The captain was captured overnight at TPC Craig Ranch, where Sebastian Munoz was only able to do so much after his inaugural record-setting 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson run. Backing his 12 under 60 with a respectable 3 under 69, he joined Colombia’s Ryan Palmer and David Skinnes at the top of the leaderboard at 15 under.

Palmer rounded up the day’s run and continued to dominate the 5-under on his way to a 10-under-62. Playing those eight holes in the 9-under up to this point, the 45-year-old put his best foot forward once again in his hometown of Texas. Last competing in the Texas Open in early April, Palmer eventually fell back on pace over the weekend at TPC San Antonio.

“It’s hard to win here,” Palmer said. “I mean these guys are really good. I’ve spent 19 years doing it…and these guys are – you have to play great golf to beat them.” “I played great in San Antonio, where I made a couple of days later and we’ll be back here from now, I’m sure I’ll be back once or two to tomorrow, but we’re in the center again and we’re going to learn from what we learned in San Antonio and try to do it here.” “.

leaders

T1. Ryan Palmer, David Skinnes and Sebastian Munoz (-15th): Lost in the shuffle between two Texan boys is the ultimate handyman, David Skinnes. The story of the 40-year-old is well documented, but it’s worth revisiting how amazing his rise to the PGA Tour was.

To say the rising England player’s campaign has not been kind to him would be an understatement. In 15 starts on the PGA Tour this season, Skinns collected just six paychecks with his best result last November at the RSM Classic. Currently ranked 208th in the FedEx Cup standings, a big weekend will go a long way toward keeping the Skinns in their spot on the PGA Tour.

The other competitors

4. Justin Lauer (-14)

5 – Charles Schwarzl (-13)

T6. Jordan Spieth, Joaquin Neiman, KH Lee (-12)

T9. Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Kocrack, Seamus Bauer, Beau Hausler, Mito Pereira (-11)

There are some great stories at the top of the leaderboard, but it’s realistic to suggest that the leaderboard is actually 12 under. Spieth, Neiman and the defending champion are seated for the number and must each have a say in this tournament come Sunday on the back of the nine.

Nieman is of particular interest – no Because of his short game, but rather the lack of success in ironing so far. To get around the TPC Craig Ranch effectively without the help of his scoring clubs makes Niemann’s performance up to this point all the more impressive. If these clubs come for him, the 23-year-old should love his chances of snatching his second title of the season.

Spieth is Spieth

Before you had time to finish your first cup of coffee, Jordan Spieth had already gotten into a pickle. With his ball resting on a tree off the 10th fairway (his first hole of the day), the Dallas native gave the Texan crowd something to cheer. He wouldn’t stop there, as Spieth made an eight-bird tackle against just one Specter en route to the second round of 7-under-65.

At the age of 12, Spieth tracks leaders with just three strokes before the end of the week. Already a winner of the Texas Open and Charles Schwab, the AT&T Cup Byron Nelson should have a place reserved on the mantle of a 28-year-old the size of a Texan.

“I tried pressing for many years and it never really worked. In the past year I think I really tried pressing on Sunday, I knew I needed a low one, I think I only hit 1 under or something,” said Speth. “Well positioned, but who’s to say the 20 under aren’t ahead at the end of the day, so I can come back. Put the ball in the lane, you can really hit any pin anywhere…there are a couple you have to pay attention a little bit and be careful.” , but what’s left of it is kind of points, the goal, the shot. So it’s all about making the hits.”

Schaeffler shows resolve

Golf is a game of misses. It’s not always about how good your good is, but often how bad it is. After a triple bogey in Round 13 of the fourth-tier, world number one Scottie Scheffler saw his name drift outside the expected cut-off line as he stood at 2 below championship level.

What happened in the next 14 holes is exactly why Schaeffler is the best player in the game right now. Playing this next stretch in the 7-under, not only did the former Texas Longhorn play himself on the weekend, but better yet, play himself in competition.

Schaeffler has won four of his previous six singles championships, and heads into the back half of AT&T Byron Nelson with a chance to make 2022 even more special. His business is going to stop working, but it’s time we stop doubting this 25-year-old can do it.

Maybe you should bet on Hideki to win the PGA Championship

I’ve been fortunate enough to sit on the CBS Media call ahead of next week’s PGA Championship, and a certain parallel to another major tournament has come up a few times. Since Jill Hansey restored Southern Hills in 2019, the desire to compare the property to Augusta National has arisen.

The Fried Egg mentioned this in their video series (which you should 100% check out) but Dottie Pepper confirmed their ideas on Wednesday. If that proves to be the case, who is more suited to such a test than the former Masters champion?

Matsuyama’s neck injury, a multiple-time PGA Tour winner this season, caused havoc with his swing defense and green jacket. However, he was able to finish a tie for 14th at the Augusta National and currently leads the field in strokes earned at AT&T Byron Nelson. Finally, healthy, if he somehow manages to pull off his third win of the season this week in Texas, you have to imagine his 35-1 price tag will become more expensive in Oklahoma.

Updated odds and options

Here’s a look at the possibilities after the 36 holes, courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Sebastian Munoz: 4-1
  • Ryan Palmer: 6-1
  • Jordan Spieth: 7-1
  • Joaquin Niemann: 10-1
  • Hideki Matsuyama: 12-1
  • Justin Thomas: 14-1
  • David Skinnes: 14-1
  • Justin Lauer: 20-1
  • Mito Pereira: 22-1
  • Charles Schwarzl: 22-1
  • Scotty Scheffler: 25-1
  • KH Lee: 25-1
  • Jason Kokrac: 25-1
  • Sheamus Strength: 25-1

A good portion of the big boys prices are usually pulled down because of the name itself, which is the case as the weekend approaches. We already shared a similar number with Thomas before the tournament but the best value in the current odds board is undoubtedly Lee. The defending champions shone alongside Spieth and Schaeffler in the first two days and should have no problem making up a three-stroke deficit on the last 36 holes.

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