The PGA Tour isn’t moving too far after last week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational, as the best golfers in the world travel less than an hour away to Irving, Texas from Fort Worth for the AT&T Byron Nelson.
According to the event’s website, general admission tickets are starting from $45.
Chris Kirk held off the field at Crowne Plaza, taking home the $1,170,000 purse with a final score of -12. Tournament favorite Jordan Spieth finished tied for second at -11, while Rory McIlroy took a step away from the PGA Tour to play in a tournament in the European Tour.
With McIlroy staying overseas, this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson field includes Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, Matt Kuchar, Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson and others.
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The AT&T Byron Nelson has a long history in professional golf that traces its roots back to 1944 according to the event’s website. It would only make sense that Byron Nelson won that tournament in 1944, which has gone through several name changes throughout the years.
The AT&T Byron Nelson is now the ninth longest-running active tournament on the PGA Tour schedule. Aside from the three U.S. majors (U.S. Open, PGA Championship, and The Masters), only eight PGA TOUR events were established prior to 1944.
Although Kirk is taking a tournament off after his victory at Crowne Plaza, the past six tournament champions are included in this year’s field at AT&T Byron Nelson. Brendon Todd (2014), Sang-Moon Bae (2013), Dufner (2012), Keegan Bradley (2011), Day (2010) and Rory Sabbatini (2009) are all looking to become two-time winners of the tournament.
The tournament has grown and evolved with each passing year, and is now one of the most highly competitive and eagerly anticipated events on the PGA TOUR.