AT&T Byron Nelson Power Rankings

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The PGA Tour heads back to the state of Texas this week for the AT&T Byron Nelson, held at TPC Four Seasons Resort.

Here are 10 players to keep an eye on in Irving, Texas:

10. Ryan Palmer

Palmer had a runner-up finish here in 2011, and two other top-10 results at the Nelson since losing to Keegan Bradley in a playoff. The Texan missed the cut at THE PLAYERS, but had a T-11 and a T-6 prior to Sawgrass.

9. Tony Finau

Finau played well the last time the tour was in the Lone Star State, finishing T-3 at the Texas Open. The 27-year-old has played in the Nelson twice, placing T-10 and T-12, and has an average score of 67 at the Four Seasons course.

8. Jason Day

The Aussie hasn't played in the event since 2013, but everything prior to that was fantastic. Day won in 2010, and also has a fifth and a T-9 showing. The world No. 4 played well for two days at Sawgrass, but faded over the weekend.

7. Jason Dufner

Dufner claimed the title here in 2012, while also mixing in two T-8 results since 2011. The 40-year-old has only missed the cut once this season, while also accumulating eight top-25 results.

6. Matt Kuchar

Kuchar has been hit or miss this year, going T-4, T-11, T-40, and 82nd in his last four events. The Olympic bronze medalist has three top-10 finishes at the Nelson since 2011, including a solo third last year.

5. Charley Hoffman

The 40-year-old doesn't have a win at TPC Four Seasons, but since 2006 he's finished T-8, T-7, T-8, T-12, and tied for second place in 2015. Hoffman has three top-fives this season, including a T-2 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

4. Sergio Garcia

Aside from a final-round 78 in last week's PLAYERS Championship, Garcia has two worldwide wins this year, including The Masters. The Spaniard is the defending champion at the Nelson, and is ranked second in strokes gained tee-to-green and in scoring average.

3. Jordan Spieth

The Texan's best finish here came in 2010 as an amateur, where he grabbed a T-16 result. Spieth hasn't missed a cut at the Nelson, but other than last year hasn't truly contended. The world No. 6 is ninth in total strokes gained, sixth in GIR, second in birdie average, and fourth in scoring average this season.

2. Brooks Koepka

Koepka held the 54-hole lead last year here, but lost in a playoff to Sergio Garcia. The world No. 19 had a slow start to the season, but has turned his game around since the WGC-Dell Match Play, with four top-15s and a T-16 last week at Sawgrass.

1. Dustin Johnson

Johnson has teed it up seven times in the tournament, has never missed the cut, and has six straight top-20 results. The world No. 1 didn't play great last week, and still left THE PLAYERS with a T-12 placing.

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