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Byron Nelson Championship

Byron Nelson greets Tiger Woods on the first tee during the first round of the 2004 Byron Nelson Championship. Nelson greeted players as they teed off, then as they came off the course at the end of the final round.

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About the HP Byron Nelson Championship:

The PGA Tour Byron Nelson Championship started out as the Dallas Open, and Byron Nelson himself won the first one in 1944. The tournament was known as the Byron Nelson Classic for much of its history. Nelson hosted the event from his seat off the 18th green, greeting each year's winner as the champion walked off the green, right up until the year of his death in 2006.

2014 Tournament
• When: May 15-18
• Where: TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas

2013 Tournament
Sang-Moon Bae won the title, his first on the USPGA Tour. Bae shot 66-69 on the weekend, passing Keegan Bradley, who opened by tying the tournament scoring record with a 60. Bradley finished in second, two strokes behind.

2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship
Jason Dufner won his second tournament of the season by one stroke over Dicky Pride. Both players closed with 67s, but Dufner's 11-under total of 269 was the winning total, and he earned with a birdie on the final hole. Only a few weeks earlier Dufner had earned his first career PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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PGA Tour HP Byron Nelson Championship Records:

  • Overall record: 261 - Rory Sabbatini, 2009
  • Tournament course record: 60 - Keegan Bradley, 2013; Arron Oberholser, 2006

PGA Tour HP Byron Nelson Championship Golf Courses:

The Byron Nelson Championship is currently hosted by the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in the tony Las Colinas section of Irving, near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Other Host Courses
(courses in Dallas unless noted)

  • Lakewood Country Club
  • Dallas Country Club
  • Brook Hollow Country Club
  • Preston Hollow Country Club
  • Glen Lakes Country Club
  • Oak Cliff Country Club
  • Preston Trail Golf Club
  • Las Colinas Sports Club (Irving)

PGA Tour HP Byron Nelson Championship Trivia and Notes:

  • The first winner of the Byron Nelson Championship was ... Byron Nelson. The tournament was called the Dallas Open when Nelson won its first playing in 1944.
  • The first three winners of this event were Nelson, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan.
  • Snead won for the second and third times, back-to-back, in 1957-58. For the third win, Snead was 46 years, 12 days old, the record for oldest champion at this event.
  • The tournament became known as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic in 1968. Nelson was the first PGA Tour player to have a tournament named for him.
  • Jack Nicklaus won the Nelson back-to-back in 1970-71. In 1970, he defeated Arnold Palmer in a playoff for the championship.
  • Snead and Nicklaus are the only back-to-back winners, but Tom Watson is the only back-to-back-to-back winner. Watson won three straight in 1978-80. Watson, a protege of Byron Nelson, also won in 1975 for a tournament record four wins total.
  • There have been in inordinate number of playoffs at the Byron Nelson Championship. Since 1970, there have been 15 playoffs.
  • Tiger Woods' record streak of 142 consecutive cuts made ended at the 2005 Byron Nelson Championship.

PGA Tour EDS Byron Nelson Championship Winners:

(p-playoff; w-weather shortened)

HP Byron Nelson Championship
2013 - Sang-Moon Bae, 267
2012 - Jason Dufner, 269
2011 - Keegan Bradley-p, 277
2010 - Jason Day, 270
2009 - Rory Sabbatini, 261

EDS Byron Nelson Championship
2008 - Adam Scott, 273
2007 - Scott Verplank, 267
2006 - Brett Wetterich, 268
2005 - Ted Purdy, 265
2004 - Sergio Garcia-p, 270
2003 - Vijay Singh, 265

Verizon Byron Nelson Championship
2002 - Shigeki Maruyama, 266
2001 - Robert Damron-p, 263

GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic
2000 - Jesper Parnevik-p, 269
1999 - Loren Roberts-p, 262
1998 - John Cook, 265
1997 - Tiger Woods, 263
1996 - Phil Mickelson, 265
1995 - Ernie Els, 263
1994 - Neal Lancaster-p-w, 132
1993 - Scott Simpson, 270
1992 - Billy Ray Brown-p-w, 199
1991 - Nick Price, 270
1990 - Payne Stewart-w, 202
1989 - Jodie Mudd-p, 265
1988 - Bruce Lietzke-p, 271

Byron Nelson Golf Classic
1987 - Fred Couples-p, 266
1986 - Andy Bean, 269
1985 - Bob Eastwood-p, 272
1984 - Craig Stadler, 276
1983 - Ben Crenshaw, 273
1982 - Bob Gilder, 266
1981 - Bruce Lietzke-p, 281
1980 - Tom Watson, 274
1979 - Tom Watson-p, 275
1978 - Tom Watson, 272
1977 - Raymond Floyd, 276
1976 - Mark Hayes, 273
1975 - Tom Watson, 269
1974 - Bud Allin, 269
1973 - Lanny Wadkins-p, 277
1972 - Chi Chi Rodriguez-p, 273
1971 - Jack Nicklaus, 274
1970 - Jack Nicklaus-p, 274
1969 - Bruce Devlin, 277
1968 - Miller Barber, 270

Dallas Open
1967 - Bert Yancey, 274
1966 - Roberto De Vicenzo, 276
1965 - No Tournament
1964 - Charles Coody, 271
1963 - No Tournament
1962 - Billy Maxwell, 277
1961 - Earl Stewart Jr., 278
1960 - Johnny Pott-p, 275
1959 - Julius Boros, 274
1958 - Sam Snead-p, 272
1957 - Sam Snead, 264
1956 - Peter Thomson-p, 267
1956 - Don January, 268
1947-1955 - No Tournament
1946 - Ben Hogan, 284
1945 - Sam Snead, 276
1944 - Byron Nelson, 276

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