Update: Things are changing fast. Lanny H Golf is now projecting the Irish Open will be stronger in the finaltallies. Kyle Porter has reported that Jason Day and Ian Poulter have withdrawn from the Byron Nelson. That will make the Irish Open the stronger event.
BREAKING NEWS: Byron Nelson Stronger than Reed-less Irish Open!
In a stunning upset, the preliminary numbers show the Byron Nelson will be a stronger event than the Irish Open. Early pre-tournament figures show the Byron Nelson totaling 317 points to the Irish Open’s 310.
If this strikes you as odd, you are not alone. Our phone has been ringing off the hook the past hour. How can a tournament with the Masters champion be stronger than a tournament with the winners of the U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship, European PGA Championship, and The Players?