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The 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch will be the final stop before next week's PGA Championship. Scottie Scheffler is scheduled to make his first individual start since winning the Masters, and the No. 1 player in the world has now recorded four wins and seven top-10 finishes this season. However, he'll face stiff competition with superstars like Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth in the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson field.

Scheffler is the 9-1 favorite, while Thomas is just behind him at 10-1 in the latest 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Spieth made his PGA Tour debut in this event as a 16-year-old in 2010 and the Dallas native is still seeking a win. He's l18-1 along with Johnson and Sam Burns on the PGA odds board. Before locking in your 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson picks, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine's proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June of 2020. In fact, it's up over $9,000 on its best bets since that point, nailing tournament after tournament.

At the 2022 Masters, McClure's model was all over Scottie Scheffler's first career major championship victory heading into the weekend.  In addition, McClure's best bets included Max Homa winning outright at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, even though he was listed as a massive 41-1 long shot.

This same model has also nailed a whopping eight majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the AT&T Byron Nelson 2022 field is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard.

The model's top 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson: Xander Schauffele, a five-time PGA Tour champion and one of the top favorites, stumbles this week and barely cracks the top 10. The 28-year-old teamed up with Patrick Cantlay to win the Zurich Classic in April, the only team event on the PGA Tour. 

However, Schauffele has struggled mightily in recent weeks, finishing T-35 or worse in three of his last five starts on the PGA Tour, which includes a pair of missed cuts. In addition, Schauffele has been extremely inconsistent with his putter all season, ranking 65th in strokes gained: putting (.215), 76th in overall putting average (1.590) and 85th in one-putt percentage (40.80%), which doesn't bode well for his chances to win this week. He's not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in the AT&T Byron Nelson 2022 field.

Another surprise: Joaquin Niemann, a 22-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he is a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. The 23-year-old Chilean has ascended to No. 17 in the Official World Golf Ranking and captured his second career PGA Tour win earlier this season at the Genesis Invitational.

Niemann is ninth on the PGA Tour in strokes gained tee to green (1.368) and is top-40 in every major strokes gained category except putting. That ball-striking ability means that any week he can get the flat stick going, he has a shot to contend. TPC Craig Ranch is expected to play firm and fast with the wind drying the venue out, which should place a premium on tee-to-green play that will benefit Niemann immensely.

How to make 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson picks

The model is also targeting three other golfers with odds of 20-1 or higher who will make surprising runs. Anyone who backs these long shots could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who will win the AT&T Byron Nelson 2022? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed eight golf majors and is up over $9,000 since the restart.

2022 AT&T Byron Nelson odds

Scottie Scheffler +900
Justin Thomas +1000
Xander Schauffele +1600
Dustin Johnson +1800
Jordan Spieth +1800
Sam Burns +1800
Brooks Koepka +2000
Will Zalatoris +2200
Joaquin Niemann +2200
Hideki Matsuyama +2500
Tommy Fleetwood +3500
Matt Kuchar +4000
Aaron Wise +4000
Marc Leishman +4000
Jason Day +4000
Cameron Champ +4000
Talor Gooch +4000
Adam Scott +4000
Jhonattan Vegas +4500
Alex Noren +4500
Jason Kokrak +4500
Davis Riley +4500
Si-Woo Kim +5000
Maverick McNealy +5000
Adam Hadwin +5000
Seamus Power +5000
Bubba Watson +6000
Mito Pereira +6500
Sebastian Munoz +6500
Lanto Griffin +6500
Sepp Straka +6500
Brian Harman +6500
Keith Mitchell +6500
Patton Kizzire +6500
Erik Van Rooyen +7000
C.T. Pan +8000
Ryan Palmer +8000
Kevin Kisner +8000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +8000
MacKenzie Hughes +8000
Matthew NeSmith +8000
Sahith Theegala +8000
Luke List +10000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +10000
Brendon Todd +10000
Kurt Kitayama +10000
J.J. Spaun +10000
Dylan Frittelli +10000
Carlos Ortiz +10000
Ian Poulter +10000
Matthew Wolff +10000
Lee Westwood +10000
Charles Howell +10000
Aaron Rai +10000
Tom Hoge +10000
Matthias Schwab +12500
David Lipsky +12500
Brandon Wu +12500
Martin Laird +12500
Danny Willett +12500
Greyson Sigg +15000
Pat Perez +15000
Taylor Moore +15000
Patrick Rodgers +15000
Emiliano Grillo +15000
Charl Schwartzel +15000
Scott Piercy +15000
Chez Reavie +15000
Wyndham Clark +15000
Joohyung Kim +15000
Stephan Jaeger +15000
Brandt Snedeker +15000
Scott Stallings +15000
Francesco Molinari +15000
Mark Hubbard +15000
Branden Grace +15000
Nick Taylor +15000
Brian Stuard +20000
Sam Ryder +20000
Michael Thompson +20000
Peter Uihlein +20000
Beau Hossler +20000
James Hahn +20000
Nate Lashley +20000
Adam Svensson +20000
Peter Malnati +20000
Hudson Swafford +20000
Rory Sabbatini +20000
Luke Donald +20000
Hank Lebioda +20000
Doc Redman +20000
Adam Schenk +20000
Henrik Stenson +20000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat +20000
Austin Smotherman +20000
Lee Hodges +20000
Kramer Hickok +25000
Charley Hoffman +25000
Andrew Novak +25000
Harry Higgs +25000
Vince Whaley +25000
John Huh +25000
Matt Wallace +25000
Andrew Putnam +25000
Callum Tarren +25000
Tyler Duncan +25000
Vaughn Taylor +25000
Trey Mullinax +25000
Robert Streb +25000
Joseph Bramlett +25000