The AT&T 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 AT&T and called the AT&T 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 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship tickets.
2016 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship Preview
The 2015 Byron Nelson Championship will be played from May 28 - May 31. 2014 saw Brendon Todd win the Byron Nelson for the first time, and he will look to make it be crowned champion in dallas two years in a row. The purse at the 2015 Byron Nelson Championship will be just over $7 million, making it one of the highest payouts on the PGA Tour. For only the second time since 1964, the Byron Nelson Championship will be played after the Colonial Inivitational in 2015.
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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 AT&T 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 AT&T 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.