The PGA Tour completes its Texas two step this week with a stop in Irving for the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons Resort.
Brendon Todd returns as the defending champion and will square off against the likes of Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker and Keegan Bradley.
Before the tournament tees off on Thursday morning, here's a look at the five players you'll want to keep an eye on.
5. Ryan Palmer
Best finish in 2014-15 season: T2 at Waste Management Phoenix Open
Reason to watch: This is a home game for Palmer. He lost here in a playoff during the 2011 tournament to Keegan Bradley, who went on to win the PGA Championship later that summer. Palmer comes into this week having missed the cut in each of his last two starts. Some home cooking and a course where he's played well previously could lead to a positive week.
4. Brandt Snedeker
Best finish in 2014-15 season: Won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Reason to watch: Snedeker has easily been one of the best players on the PGA Tour this season, rattling off five top-10 finishes, including a win and last week's runner-up showing at Colonial. Snedeker missed the cut at the Byron Nelson last year, his first start in the event since 2007. I think he'll rebound just fine this time around, carrying the momentum he gained from a great tournament at Colonial a week ago, where he went 67-66 on the weekend.
3. Dustin Johnson
Best finish in 2014-15 season: Won the WGC-Cadillac Championship
Reason to watch: It's been a couple of weeks now since Johnson finished in a disappointing tie for 69th at TPC Sawgrass in the Players Championship, where he was believed by many to be a favorite. Johnson is one of those players who doesn't stay down for too long. I don't expect him to follow up one poor start with another. When you consider that and the fact that he's had three top-seven finishes at the Byron Nelson, I just don't see Johnson having a bad week... in fact, I instead see it being a great one.
2. Jimmy Walker
Best finish in 2014-15 season: Won the Valero Texas Open
Reason to watch: Since his win in San Antonio back in March, Walker has been surprisingly in a bit of a slump. His four starts since that victory look like this: T38, Masters; T52, WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship; Missed Cut, Players Championship; and T65 at Colonial. That's not the Jimmy Walker we've come to expect these last three seasons on the PGA Tour. For that reason, I'm chalking it up to an abberation. He's played OK at the Byron Nelson in the past, but I think he'll break out of his mini-slump this week.
1. Jordan Spieth
Best finish in 2014-15 season: Won the Valspar Championship and the Masters
Reason to watch: Now, on to the main attraction. These days, it seems Spieth can do no wrong. Livid after a missed cut at the Players Championship, Spieth bounced back with a tie for second last week at Colonial. The Texas native recently admitted that he's treating the Colonial and Byron Nelson tournaments as majors. With bookend rounds of 64-65 last week, it appears he wasn't kidding. I can't think of a bigger fan favorite this week. It's going to be wild if Spieth is in the mix come late Sunday. Trust me.
Here's how my five to watch fared last week at Colonial:
5. Robert Streb -- T19
4. Chris Kirk -- Winner
3. Zach Johnson -- T19
2. Jordan Spieth -- T2
1. Adam Scott -- T24