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V. Taylor looks for spark at TPC Four Seasons 05-27-2015
Vaughn Taylor
Vaughn Taylor has gained entry into this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
He started the week as the 10th alternate. He was given a tee time at TPC Four Seasons following two withdrawals today and the withdrawal of alternate Tag Ridings early in the week. Since TPC Four Seasons first started hosting all four rounds in 2008, Taylor is just 1-for-4 with a T40 in 2011. He's perfect in four starts this season and sits 166th in the FedExCup standings, pretty solid for a guy on Past Champion status. He's also 4-for-5 on the Tour where he ranks 64th in earnings. Worst case, the 39-year-old is headed for the Tour Finals in a few months.
Jobe poised for his third start of the season 05-27-2015
Brandt Jobe
Brandt Jobe has been added to the published field of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
Jobe started the week as the eighth alternate, and then gained entry following two withdrawals this morning. He's just 1-for-2 on the season with a T70 in Puerto Rico, but he's also cashed in his one start on the Tour (T23, BMW Charity Pro-Am). The 49-year-old has eight starts on a Non-exempt Medical Extension on the PGA TOUR to earn $706.345 or 437.020 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category. Non-exempt medicals don't usually carry over to the following season, so we should expect to see him quite a bit down the stretch.
McNeill slips out of the AT&T Byron Nelson 05-27-2015
George McNeill
George McNeill has withdrawn from this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
As of this post, he's yet to be removed from the published field, but the PGA TOUR reported this internally as it always does first. McNeill rose to a personal-best T5 at Colonial last week and he's cashed in seven straight starts, so his decision not to play stings gamers a bit. The 39-year-old is 69th in the FedExCup standings.
Teater climbs into the field at the Nelson 05-27-2015
Josh Teater
Josh Teater will compete at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
Teater alerted his followers on Twitter on Tuesday, but we wanted to wait until the PGA TOUR at least confirmed this internally. Saddled with conditional status this season, he's 216th in the FedExCup standings with no better than a T35 (Sanderson Farms) among just two paydays in four starts. He's 3-for-4 at TPC Four Seasons with no better than a pair of T68s.
Jacobson withdraws from the AT&T Byron Nelson 05-27-2015
Fredrik Jacobson
Freddie Jacobson decided not to play this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.
His withdrawal has been reported internally, so it's only a matter of time before you'll see him removed from the various pages at Jacobson has just one top 25 among 10 paydays this year and sits 128th in the FedExCup standings. At 40 years of age and never long off the tee, he's effectively entering the twilight of his career
Poulter tweets decision to withdraw from AT&T 05-27-2015
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter alerted his followers on Twitter today that he's pulled out of this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

Ian Poulter on Twitter
Poulter wrote, "I will not be competing this week in Texas, I picked up a slight strain in the Gym on Monday, so taking precautions and not chancing it." He didn't specify exactly what hurts, but he added in a follow-up tweet that he's not planning on playing again until the U.S. Open. He's been in good form, so this is a tough pill to swallow for some gamers, but that he's given us an entire day to adjust is appreciated.
Jason Day determined to regroup at AT&T BNC 05-27-2015
Jason Day
Jason Day turns his focus to the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship and begins the week ranked 13th in the FedExCup standings.
Day landed his maiden PGA TOUR title at the 2010 BNC and has two additional top 10s in four-total starts (DNP last year). The 27-year-old is the second highest-ranked player in the field at No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking behind hometown favorite Jordan Spieth (No. 2). After winning the Farmers Insurance Open in February, he made no secret his goal was to be No. 1. The Aussie has two T4s in six stroke-play starts since FIO (AT&T Pebble Beach, Zurich Classic) but has had several disappointments as well, including: T31 WGC-Cadillac Championship, T28 Masters and missed cut at THE PLAYERS with rounds of 69-81. He also went winless (0-3) at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play. It's difficult to determine his recent struggles as he sits first on TOUR in birdie average (4.71) and first in bogey avoidance. Perhaps he's put too much pressure on himself.
Molder enters Byron Nelson 93rd in FEC points 05-27-2015
Bryce Molder
Bryce Molder tees it up at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship this week for his sixth tour of the TPC Four Seasons Resort.
Molder is 3-for-5 at the BNC with T23 in 2009 debut his best showing. He opened the season T3 at the Open (site of his only PGA TOUR victory in 2011) for his lone top 10 in 15 starts. Molder has made four cuts on the bounce but has cracked the top 30 just once in that span (T15, RBC Heritage). The 36-year-old shot even-par 280 at last week's Crowne Plaza Invitational to finish T58.
Gore returns to BNC after a four-year hiatus 05-27-2015
Jason Gore
Jason Gore turns his focus to the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship looking to improve on his 175th-place ranking in the FedExCup standings.
Gore is 3-for-5 at the AT&T BNC with zero top 10s, last competing in 2010 and missing the cut. He has made 13 starts on the season, missing six cuts and logging one top 25 (T12, Zurich Classic of New Orleans). Inclusive of the Zurich Classic, Gore has cashed in four straight, but they're not likely to have caught the attention of fantasy managers at T49-T64-T55. The 41-year-old made hay on the Tour in 2014 posting seven top 10s in 17 starts, including two runner-up finishes and two thirds.
Ernst needs a miracle @ the AT&T Byron Nelson 05-27-2015
Derek Ernst
Derek Ernst does battle this week at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship and slots in 179th in the FedExCup standings
Ernst is back for his second loop at the TPC Four Seasons having shot 69-76 in last year's debut to miss the cut by four. He began the year at No. 462 in the Official World Golf Ranking and has cratered to No. 686 on the heels of 11 missed cuts in 17 starts and one top 25 (T17, Valspar Championship). Of course his OWGR took a big hit when his 2013 Wells Fargo title rolled off the books, his only other top 25 on TOUR. The 25-year-old enters the week having missed four of his last five cuts with his only cash a T57 at the Shell Houston Open.
Owen hopes to break drought at Byron Nelson 05-27-2015
Greg Owen
Greg Owen heads to Irving, Texas, to contest this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship and arrives 174th in the FedExCup standings.
Owen is 4-for-7 at the Byron Nelson but has yet to post a top 25. His T29 in the 2012 edition is his best showing, followed by a T78/MDF and a missed cut last year. The Englishman has missed seven cuts in 11 starts on his season registering one top 25 (T22, Sanderson Farms Championship). The Tour grad resurrected his career by finishing 27th on that tour's money list in 2014, including a win at the United Leasing Championship. The last top 10 the 43-year-old nabbed on the PGA TOUR was in 2012 (T7, McGladrey Classic), 44 starts ago.