The HP Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament is played each Spring at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The Byron Nelson is one of the top golf tournaments on the PGA Tour. The Nelson as it is commonly called by Dallas residents is named for Lord Byron Nelson, who was one of the best professional golfers of all-time. Lord Byron won 52 PGA tournaments during his career including 5 major championships (2 Masters, 2 PGA & 1 US Open). Byron Nelson picked Irving for his signature tournament because he was born nearby in Waxahachie, Texas.
The Byron Nelson is currently sponsored by HP and called the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Although for many years it was the EDS Byron Nelson Classic. Prior to that both Verizon and GTE were corporate sponsors. The tournament has been played under the Byron Nelson name since 1968. Serious golfers will enjoy the caliber of play in a tournament that regularly has one of the best fields in golf. Recent winners include Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson. Casual golfers will love the fun atmosphere at "The Nelson" which is known with some people almost as much for its party tents as it is for golf. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for HP Byron Nelson Championship tickets.
2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship Preview
The PGA season is heating up, and now that one major has come and gone, we’re seeing the FedExCup race play out. Jimmy Walker is still ahead, but with Bubba’s win at Augusta he has shot up the standings to 2nd. Patrick Reed and Jordan Speith are both native Texans and are having great seasons, so they’ll be favored to do well. Bae Sang-moon, last year’s champion, hasn’t had a good year early on, but another good week in Irving could change that.
In the 2013 tournament, Bae Sang-moon won his first ever PGA event with a -13 to win the $1.2 million prize. In second was Keegan Bradley, who shot a miraculous 60 in the first round. Bradley led Sang-Moon by a stroke going into the final round, but had a +2 on Sunday.
- Monday, May 14 - Practice Round
- Tuesday, May 15 - Practice Round
- Wednesday, May 16 - Practice Round
- Thursday, May 17 - Competitive Round 1
- Friday, May 18 - Competitive Round 2
- Saturday, May 19 - Competitive Round 3
- Sunday, May 20 - Competitive Round 4
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What day should I purchase tickets for?
It all depends on how much time you have, but if you want to both follow groups and stick around certain holes, we suggest going to all four days of the tournament. If you just want to be in the thick of the action at the end, you could just get a Sunday pass.
What is there to do while in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the tournament?
It’s a big area, and Irving is right in between both of the cities, so it’s all about preference. In Fort Worth you can check out the Stockyards, go see a country show at Billy Bob’s, or check out the revitalized downtown area. In Dallas you can see what Deep Ellum has to offer, see the Dallas Aquarium or check out the Sixth Floor Museum. If the Rangers are in town, Arlington is a short drive from Irving to see a Major League Baseball game.
Who will be in the field for the HP Byron Nelson Championship?
Many of the PGA tour’s top players are in the field every year, and some of golf’s best have been crowned champion. Just a few of the big names to with the HP Byron Nelson Championship are Jason Dufner, Jason Day and Adam Scott. Golf legends of the past also won in Irving, including Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaud, and Byron Nelson himself.