Sleeper Picks: HP Byron Nelson Championship

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Sleeper Picks: HP Byron Nelson Championship
Jeff Overton ... Co-runner-up at TPC Four Seasons in 2010, and then answered with a T8 in 2011 after holding outright possession of the 18-hole lead. Two top 10s and another pair of top 25s among 10 cuts made this season to rank 61st in FedExCup points. Sits 18th in strokes gained-putting and ninth in conversion percentage (89.19) inside 10 feet. Also inside the top 25 in both par-3 and par-4 scoring.
Justin Hicks ... One of the cornerstones of this feature makes his fifth appearance here, one in every month of the season. The tee-to-green specialist is just one hot putter from finally contending, but he's still enjoying a relatively sturdy return campaign to the PGA TOUR. After a solo 83rd/MDF at the Wells Fargo Championship, he's 9-for-13 with three top 20s, but he's yet to reel in a top 10 in his career. Ranks 23rd in fairways hit, 12th in greens in regulation, T17 in proximity to the hole and T25 in par-4 scoring average.
Vaughn Taylor ... Ranks 125th in FedExCup points, which is impressive given he's survived just four of seven cuts on the season. However, all four have resulted in a top 25, the most recent of a which a T10 at Quail Hollow. It was his first top 10 on the PGA TOUR since the 2010 FedExCup Playoffs. Currently 14th in fairways hit and 45th in adjusted scoring.
Brandt Jobe ... The local resident has survived the cut in each of the last three editions of this tournament, a stretch that includes a T20 in 2011. He's just two weeks removed from a season-best T21 in New Orleans. The clincher is that this is his last start via a medical extension (i.e. playing for broke). To retain status, he needs to finish no worse than in a two-way share of ninth place.
Brendon Todd ... As the last man inside the top-150 bubble from 2012, he's been limited to three starts this season, two of which resulted in a cut made. While he's 0-for-2 at TPC Four Seasons, he's coming off a victory at the weather-shortened Stadion Classic at UGA on the Web.com Tour where he's fourth on the money list. A win is a win and confidence is confidence.
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