AT&T Byron Nelson Facts
Tournament Dates: May 17-20
Location: Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas.
2017 Champion: Billy Horschel
Purse: $7.7 million in prize money for the AT&T Byron Nelson. The champion of this prestigious event receives $1.314 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
Host Organization: The Salesmanship Club of Dallas hosts the AT&T Byron Nelson which benefits Momentous Institute.
Charity: Momentous Institute has been building and repairing social emotional health in kids since 1920. Each year, the organization serves 6,000 children and family members through innovative education and therapeutic services. For more information, please visit www.momentousinstitute.org.
The 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson raised a record $6.8 million in net proceeds for its beneficiary Momentous Institute. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas has owned and operated Momentous Institute since 1920 and began operating the PGA TOUR event in 1968. The tournament has raised more than $155 million for Momentous Institute to date.
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.