Championship Dates: May 12-18 (47th consecutive playing)
Location: Tournament Players Course (TPC) at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.
2014 Champion: Brendon Todd
Purse: $6.9 million in prize money for the Byron Nelson Championship. The champion of this prestigious event receives $1.242 million.
Television Coverage: GOLF CHANNEL airs live early-round coverage on Thursday and Friday. CBS carries the final two rounds live on Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday - Friday: 2-5 (CDT) The Golf Channel
Saturday - Sunday: 2-5 (CDT) CBS
Sponsor: The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, in partnership with Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas, is in its 48th year as the Championship sponsor. For more information on the Championship, please visit www.hpbnc.org.
Charity: Proceeds from the Byron Nelson Championship benefit Momentous Institute, a nonprofit organization that is helping transform children's futures and creating new possibilities for success through its education and mental health treatment programs for children and their families in the greater Dallas area. For more information, please visit www.momentousinstitute.org.
The 2014 Byron Nelson Championship contributed over $5 million to Momentous Institute to assist in funding its programs. Since its inception, the Championship has raised more than $132 million for charity, more than any other PGA TOUR event.
For more information visit, www.momentousinstitute.org
Byron Nelson: In 1945, Byron Nelson accomplished an incredible winning streak that has not been challenged and will likely stand forever. He finished that year with 18 victories, including 11 straight, and established a record for lowest scoring average (68.33), which remained untouched for 55 years.
During his career, Byron Nelson won 52 PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournaments, including the 1939 U.S. Open, the 1937 and 1942 Masters, and the 1940 and 1945 PGA Championships. The HP Byron Nelson Championship is proud to be the first event on the PGA TOUR named after a professional golfer.
In 2000, Byron Nelson was the recipient of the inaugural Payne Stewart Award. This award is presented to the PGA TOUR member who best represents the professionalism and commitment to charity, golf tradition and personal presentation that Payne Stewart exemplified. In 2006, Byron received the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian efforts. He passed away in September, 2006.
ADDITIONAL FACTS ON ATTENDANCE, MEDIA, TELEVISION AND PUBLICITY
Attendance: The 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship drew 270,000 fans, with 65,000 attending the final round of play. 2013 -- 265,000; 2012 -- 265,000; 2011 -- 249,500; 2010 -- 267,500; 2009 -- 260,500; 2008 -- 250,500; 2007 -- 262,500; 2006 -- 253,000, 2005 -- 259,000, 2004 -- 285,000, 2003 -- 253,500, 2002 - 272,000; 2001 - 273,500; 2000 - 273,000; 1999 - 260,000; 1998 - 250,000; 1997 - 260,000).
Credentialed Media: Media coverage of the Byron Nelson Championship has been excellent as well. In 2014, more than 400 media credentials were issued. The event receives consistent coverage from national media outlets such as Sports Illustrated, Golf World, Golfweek, and Golf Digest.
PGATOUR.COM: The Byron Nelson Championship's official tournament Web site has increased the event's worldwide exposure. The world's No. 1 golf site, PGATOUR.COM, directed more than 13 million fans to information about the event during tournament week. It also provides an in-depth look at the HP Byron Nelson Championship while allowing golf fans to access video highlights, audio interviews and purchase tickets.
Strength of Field: The 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship provided spectators with a field including top PGA TOUR players and local fan favorites such as Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Keegan Bradley, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Justin Leonard.
Weather History: An annual TOUR event played in the spring will encounter its share of inclement weather. However, the Byron Nelson Championship has had good luck along the way with the elements. Since 1968, the event has completed all 72 holes in 34-of-37 events, losing only four complete rounds of golf in that span (two rounds lost in 1994, one each in 1992 and 1990).