Poor Jordan Spieth.
On Thursday, during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson, he teed off at 12:33 p.m. local time, shot a nine-under 63 and grabbed a share of the lead. On Friday, he teed off five hours earlier, shot a two-under 70 and tumbled down the leaderboard. The time correlation was not lost on him.
“When I wake up at 4:30, I’m in a bad mood just as most people probably are and I needed to kick that today,” he said. “I think yesterday even when I wasn’t playing a good hole, I was kind of laughing at the miss or chunked it and laughed. Today, I had a shorter fuse.”
You might want to stand a chip shot away from Spieth on Sunday.
Spieth, three back of leader Sam Burns entering the final round at TPC Craig Ranch, would have been in the third-to-last tee time — and, maybe more importantly, would have been teeing off sometime in the early afternoon. Would have been. With storms expected throughout the day, tee times have been moved up and players will play in threesomes off the front and back nines. In addition, players will play with preferred lies in place.
And Spieth’s starting at 8:50 a.m. local time.
“I’m a very optimistic person, and that is part of the plan, is by doing so, it gives us a chance to play golf,” Ken Tackett, senior tournament director, said of the changes. “If we need to stop because of lighting, depending on how much time, you know about 13 and a half hours of daylight from sunrise to sunset, and so it gives us the best chance to get done tomorrow.
“We just don’t know exactly what we’re going to be dealt. Maybe it’s just a couple hours. Maybe it’s four hours of lightning. We’ll just play when we can play and we’ll start tomorrow morning.”
Below are the ways to watch the event, tee times and a way to bet on the tournament for free.
How to watch AT&T Byron Nelson Round 4
TV: Sunday, 10-11:45 a.m. ET, Golf Channel; 3-6 p.m. ET, CBS
2021 AT&T Byron Nelson Round 4 tee times (All times ET)
Tee No. 1
8 a.m. — Talor Gooch, Brian Stuard, Wesley Bryan
8:11 a.m. — Hank Lebioda, Patton Kizzire, J.J. Spaun
8:22 a.m. — Mark Hubbard, Ryan Armour, Sepp Straka
8:33 a.m. — Troy Merritt, Luke Donald, Satoshi Kodaira
8:44 a.m. — Roger Sloan, Carlos Ortiz, Wyndham Clark
8:55 a.m. — Scott Brown, Daniel Berger, Marc Leishman
9:06 a.m. — Ryan Palmer, Brandt Snedeker, Jhonattan Vegas
9:17 a.m. — Ben Martin, Joseph Bramlett, Adam Schenk
9:28 a.m. — Harris English, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Bronson Burgoon
9:39 a.m. — Seamus Power, Doc Redman, Scott Stallings
9:50 a.m. — Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Alex Noren
10:01 a.m. — Sam Burns, K.H. Lee, Charl Schwartzel
Tee No. 10
8 a.m. — Will Zalatoris, Johnson Wagner, Rob Oppenheim
8:11 a.m. — Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Lee Westwood
8:22 a.m. — Vincent Whaley, Rory Sabbatini, Hideki Matsuyama
8:33 a.m. — Patrick Rodgers, Pat Perez, Russell Knox
8:44 a.m. — Si Woo Kim, Michael Kim, Sean O’Hair
8:55 a.m. — Aaron Wise, Charles Howell III, Sebastián Muñoz
9:06 a.m. — Ted Potter Jr., Keith Mitchell, Mark Anderson
9:17 a.m. — Sung Kang, Wes Roach, Cameron Champ
9:28 a.m. — Dylan Meyer, Martin Laird, Luke List
9:39 a.m. — Bryson DeChambeau, Michael Gligic, Nelson Ledesma
9:50 a.m. — Bo Hoag, Brice Garnett, D.J. Trahan
10:01 a.m. — Michael Gellerman, Austin Cook, Cameron Percy
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