Why Trinity Forest Sets up Well for Long Shots

May 16, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

May 11, 2018; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; James Hahn plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Course

The AT&T Byron Nelson has a new home this year. Hosting the event for the first time, Trinity Forest Golf Club brings a unique layout to the PGA Tour.

Trinity Forest resembles a course we’d usually see for an Open Championship. Despite its name, there aren’t really any trees. With big fairways and minimal rough, the course has a wide-open feel.

Trinity Forest checks in at 7,450 yards for par-71, so there’s nothing too overwhelming about its length. It could be tough to close out a round here with a 215-yard par-3 and 505-yard par-4 as the last two holes.


The Field

After seeing all the elite golfers at The Players Championship, the Byron Nelson is a week off for many of the guys.

Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar and Hideki Matsuyama are the headliners this week.

Spieth opens as a decent-sized favorite at +500. Kuchar is next in line at +1200 with Garcia (+1400) and Matsuyama (+1800) the only other golfers below +2000.

From there, the field gets pretty rough and we get a bunch of players such as Branden Grace and Marc Leishman in the +2500 range when we’re used to seeing them around +5000.

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