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(The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful)

Author’s note: As you read this, I’m getting drunk on the No. 1 beach in America, so I apologize if this is a wee bit truncated. Deal with it. You’re lucky I took this much time out of my busy drinking schedule to steer you in the right direction — from a fantasy standpoint, of course.

With the most important tournament that’s not a major in the rear view mirror, the PGA Tour heads west to Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Last year, Sergio Garcia held off Brooks Koepka to claim his second win at the Byron Nelson and the 10th of his PGA Tour career.

This year, the tournament boasts one of its strongest fields ever. With names like Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson just to name a few teeing it up this week in Dallas, it’s going to be exciting.

Here’s s look at those who can help your fantasy cause this week — and those who are a waster of your time:

Players:

Books Koepka — Quietly putting together one hell of a stretch (no finish worse than T-16 in five straight starts), Koekpa is a solid choice for any roster this week.

Dustin Johnson — Would you leave a guy who has finished T-3,T-6, CUT, 1st, 1st, 1st, T-2, T-12 in his last 8 starts? Me neither. As for the missed cut, just remember what Ramathorne tells Mack at the gun range in Super Troopers — “That little guy? I wouldn’t worry about that little guy.”

Jordan Spieth — Home cooking does wonders for anyone and Jordan Spieth, as he’s shown lately, is human. With that in mind, expect big things this week from the two-time major champ in Dallas.

Tony Finau — Despite missing his last two cuts, Finau is a must play this week in Dallas. Two career starts have yielded no worse than a T-12 and a scoring average south of 70. Don’t be the bum who leaves him on the bench.

Charley Hoffman — Still having a great year, Hoffman heads to the Lone Star state with confidence. He loves the course at Las Colinas and could very well add a win to his string of top-12 finishes there. Even without a win, look for another strong week for Hoffman.

Marc Leishman — The Aussie is always a good play when the Tour heads to Texas and this week is no exception. Playing well as of late, matched with his success in the Lone Star state makes him a solid mid-pack pick.

Posers:

Normally, I’d give you a break down of those not worth your time here — but in the name of enjoying more beers in the sun, I’m just going to give you some names. After all, the why is not important — only that you don’t start them is.

Ian Poulter
Keegan Bradley
Jason Dufner
Brandt Snedeker
Charl Schwartzel
Louis Oosthuizen

There you have it, folks. I’ll return next week with the normal, long-winded diatribe of why you’d be a fool to play the aforementioned. Until then, enjoy the silence and trust the research!

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