HP becomes new sponsor of Byron Nelson Championship

October 02, 2008
PGA TOUR staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP has announced it will become the new title sponsor of the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, a premier PGA TOUR event held annually in Irving, Texas.

HP assumes the title sponsorship from EDS, which the company recently acquired.

"The Byron Nelson Championship is about much more than golf; it is about giving back to the community and honoring the legacy of one of golf's greatest humanitarians, Byron Nelson," said Michael Mendenhall, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, HP. "HP is privileged to become the title sponsor of this great event on the PGA TOUR."

Since its inception in 1968, the Byron Nelson Championship has raised more than $107 million to help thousands of troubled and at-risk children and their families each year. The 2009 HP Byron Nelson Championship will take place May 18-24 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

"We are enthusiastic about forging a new partnership with HP," said Frank Swingle, president, Salesmanship Club of Dallas. "HP will be invaluable to our success and will ensure that we continue to stage one of the most anticipated events in the Metroplex while leading the PGA TOUR in money raised for charity."

The championship has been a signature event on the PGA TOUR, as well as for EDS, its clients and employees around the world.