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2012 Byron Nelson Championship Preview: Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar Among Golfers To Watch

The 2012 Byron Nelson Championship is set to begin on Thursday, as the PGA returns to the Dallas Fort-Worth area.

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Though it doesn't have the allure of The PLAYERS Championship, the 2012 Byron Nelson Championship is still ripe with storylines in the golf world that bears watching for any golf fan.

Matt Kuchar, who is coming off of one of the biggest wins of his life last week at the PLAYERS Championship, will be participating in this year's Byron Nelson Championship. Certainly, it's worth watching to see if he can build on his success, or if he has a bit of an emotional let-down after last week's huge win.

Golf's biggest name outside of Tiger Woods will also be playing this weekend in the Dallas area, as Phil Mickelson is in the field. Any tournament with one of golf's biggest superstars is worth watching, and certainly, Mickelson qualifies as must-see golf for even a casual golf fan.

The folks over at the PGA Tour's official website have made some picks as well -- and one expert picked Keegan Bradley to repeat as champion -- and that's certainly something worth watching as well.

As always with golf tournaments, the weather is worth watching -- and it looks like it'll be sunny and hot throughout the weekend.

For more on the PGA Tour and the Byron Nelson Championship, head over to SB Nation's golf hub.

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