Golf: Y.E. Yang

Field set for HP Byron Nelson Championship

May, 13, 2013
The field for this week's HP Byron Nelson has been finalized and will feature recent former champions Jason Dufner, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley and Vijay Singh along with 14-year-old amateur Guan Tianlang of China and former Jesuit and Texas Longhorns standout Jordan Spieth.

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“We are thrilled with the quality, diversity and depth of our field,” 2013 tournament chairman Mike McKinley said in a release. “We have a great mix of young rising stars, PGA Tour veterans and a strong international contingent that I’m certain will have great appeal for our fans.”

Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson are also in a field that includes major champions Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Y.E. Yang, Dallas' Justin Leonard, Mike Weir, Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Bradley and Singh.

The 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship will be played May 13-19 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving. Children 13 and under receive free admission, and free public parking and shuttle service is available at the intersection of SH 114 and Loop 12 in Irving (2000 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving). Fans may also travel by DART to the Northlake College Station, where free shuttles will be available to the main entrance.

Stock Report: Who's up, down for Colonial

May, 22, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -- It's time for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, the second leg of this DFW double. So let's take a look at some players in the event that are trending up and down in our scouting report:


Jason Dufner: He's won twice in the last three weeks, including last week's HP Byron Nelson Championship and says he likes Colonial. The one problem: He's made one cut in three tries here.

Bob Estes: The Texan had a top-10 finish at Nelson over the weekend and followed it up by qualifying for the British Open at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano. Do the good vibes carry over to Colonial?

Dicky Pride: He nearly got himself in a playoff with Dufner at the Nelson and is still seeking his first win since 1994 (when he won his only Tour event). Pride has three top-7s this season and is feeling good. He hasn't played Colonial since 1995, when he missed the cut in his only appearance.


Rory Sabbatini: He's a local favorite and will have a big following at Colonial, but he's trending the wrong direction. Sabbatini has missed the cut in five of his last six events, including the Nelson. He has one top-10 this season and that was his first event of the year. The good news: He's a defending champion at Colonial, so he knows how to win here.

John Daly: He's played in three events and made two cuts, but he's never played well at Colonial. He's sure entertaining, but don't expect him to do much this weekend. In six Colonials, he's made the cut just once and finished 66th.

Y.E. Yang: The 2009 PGA Champion has missed his last two cuts and three of his last five rounds, he's shot 78 or higher. He's missed the cut all three times he's played Colonial.

Stock report: Who's up, down for Nelson

May, 15, 2012
As the HP Byron Nelson Championship approaches, let's take a quick look at a few golfers on the rise the past few weeks and some that aren't trending as well as they'd like (among those in the Nelson field):


Matt Kuchar: He won The Players Championship and comes in feeling good. It's not easy to win in consecutive weeks, but Kuchar is playing well and tied for sixth at last year's Nelson. He's a threat this week.

John Rollins: Not a name you expected, was it? But if you're looking for a sleeper this week, Rollins isn't a bad choice. Of the eight cuts he's made, Rollins has finished in the top-25 seven times. So if he plays on the weekend, he's likely to find a way to get himself in the mix.

Adam Scott: His game is in good shape as he enters an event that he won in 2008. He's got the all-around game to survive windy conditions (and it seems that the wind has a tendency to blow for at least one or two rounds at TPC Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas) and hoist the trophy again.


Rory Sabbatini: A local favorite (he lives in Fort Worth) -- he'll have his large cheering section as usual -- has made the cut in just six of his 13 events this season. He's missed the cut in four of his last five tournaments.

Y.E. Yang: A major winner who lives in Dallas, Yang has just one top-25 all season and missed the cut at The Players thanks to a first-round 80. That was, however, his first missed cut in seven events. He's due for a break through.

Keegan Bradley: This is relative, of course, but he missed two cuts before making it to the weekend at The Players. He has no top-25s in his last four starts, which for Bradley in the last year has to be considered a bit of a slump. Maybe defending his title at the Nelson is just what he needs to get his early-season form back.