PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson

Byron Nelson and Tiger Woods in 1997
Byron Nelson talks with Tiger Woods following Woods' victory in the 1997 Byron Nelson Championship. Craig Jones/Getty Images

The PGA Tour Byron Nelson Championship started out as the Dallas Open, and Byron Nelson himself won the first one in 1944. The tournament was known as the Byron Nelson Classic for much of its history. Nelson hosted the event from his seat off the 18th green, greeting each year's winner as the champion walked off the green, right up until the year of his death in 2006.

Beginning in 2017, AT&T took over at title sponsor and the tournament dropped the "Championship" from its name, becoming the "AT&T Byron Nelson."

2019 Byron Nelson

  • When: May 9-12, 2019
  • Where: Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas
  • Ticket info

2018 Tournament
Twenty-one-year-old Aaron Wise claimed his first PGA Tour win by three strokes. Playing on the new host site, Trinity Forest, Wise set a tournament record for score in relation to par at 23-under. (His 261 stroke total was two short of that scoring record.) The runner-up was Marc Leishman at 264.

2017 AT&T Byron Nelson
Billy Horschel won the tournament on the first playoff hole. Horschel and Jason Day finished regulation tied at 12-under 268. But on the first extra hole, Horschel won it with a par to Day's bogey. James Hahn finished third, one stroke out of the playoff. For Horschel, it was his fourth career win on the PGA Tour.

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PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson Records:

  • 72 holes: 259 - Steven Bowditch, 2015
  • 18 holes: 60 - Keegan Bradley, 2013; Arron Oberholser, 2006

    PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Courses:

    The Byron Nelson Championship moved to a new home beginning in 2018, the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Irving. That track replaced the previous longtime site, the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Many other courses around Dallas served as the host site earlier in the event's history, including Lakewood Country Club, Dallas Country Club, Brook Hollow Country Club, Preston Hollow Country Club, Glen Lakes Country Club, Oak Cliff Country Club, Preston Trail Golf Club and Las Colinas Sports Club.

    PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson Trivia and Notes:

    • The first winner of the Byron Nelson Championship was ... Byron Nelson. The tournament was called the Dallas Open when Nelson won its first playing in 1944.
    • The first three winners of this event were Nelson, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan.
    • Snead won for the second and third times, back-to-back, in 1957-58. For the third win, Snead was 46 years, 12 days old, the record for oldest champion at this event.
    • The tournament became known as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic in 1968. Nelson was the first PGA Tour player to have a tournament named for him.
    • Jack Nicklaus won the Nelson back-to-back in 1970-71. In 1970, he defeated Arnold Palmer in a playoff for the championship.
    • Snead and Nicklaus are the only back-to-back winners, but Tom Watson is the only back-to-back-to-back winner. Watson won three straight in 1978-80. Watson, a protege of Byron Nelson, also won in 1975 for a tournament record four wins total.
    • There have been in inordinate number of playoffs at the Byron Nelson Championship. Since 1970, there have been 18 playoffs.
    • Tiger Woods' record streak of 142 consecutive cuts made ended at the 2005 Byron Nelson Championship.

    PGA Tour Byron Nelson Championship Winners:

    (p-playoff; w-weather shortened)

    AT&T Byron Nelson
    2018 - Aaron Wise, 261
    2017 - Billy Horschel-p, 268
    2016 - Sergio Garcia-p, 265

    HP Byron Nelson Championship
    2015 - Steven Bowditch, 259
    2014 - Brendon Todd, 266
    2013 - Sang-Moon Bae, 267
    2012 - Jason Dufner, 269
    2011 - Keegan Bradley-p, 277
    2010 - Jason Day, 270
    2009 - Rory Sabbatini, 261

    EDS Byron Nelson Championship
    2008 - Adam Scott, 273
    2007 - Scott Verplank, 267
    2006 - Brett Wetterich, 268
    2005 - Ted Purdy, 265
    2004 - Sergio Garcia-p, 270
    2003 - Vijay Singh, 265

    Verizon Byron Nelson Championship
    2002 - Shigeki Maruyama, 266
    2001 - Robert Damron-p, 263

    GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic
    2000 - Jesper Parnevik-p, 269
    1999 - Loren Roberts-p, 262
    1998 - John Cook, 265
    1997 - Tiger Woods, 263
    1996 - Phil Mickelson, 265
    1995 - Ernie Els, 263
    1994 - Neal Lancaster-p-w, 132
    1993 - Scott Simpson, 270
    1992 - Billy Ray Brown-p-w, 199
    1991 - Nick Price, 270
    1990 - Payne Stewart-w, 202
    1989 - Jodie Mudd-p, 265
    1988 - Bruce Lietzke-p, 271

    Byron Nelson Golf Classic
    1987 - Fred Couples-p, 266
    1986 - Andy Bean, 269
    1985 - Bob Eastwood-p, 272
    1984 - Craig Stadler, 276
    1983 - Ben Crenshaw, 273
    1982 - Bob Gilder, 266
    1981 - Bruce Lietzke-p, 281
    1980 - Tom Watson, 274
    1979 - Tom Watson-p, 275
    1978 - Tom Watson, 272
    1977 - Raymond Floyd, 276
    1976 - Mark Hayes, 273
    1975 - Tom Watson, 269
    1974 - Bud Allin, 269
    1973 - Lanny Wadkins-p, 277
    1972 - Chi Chi Rodriguez-p, 273
    1971 - Jack Nicklaus, 274
    1970 - Jack Nicklaus-p, 274
    1969 - Bruce Devlin, 277
    1968 - Miller Barber, 270

    Dallas Open
    1967 - Bert Yancey, 274
    1966 - Roberto De Vicenzo, 276
    1965 - No Tournament
    1964 - Charles Coody, 271
    1963 - No Tournament
    1962 - Billy Maxwell, 277
    1961 - Earl Stewart Jr., 278
    1960 - Johnny Pott-p, 275
    1959 - Julius Boros, 274
    1958 - Sam Snead-p, 272
    1957 - Sam Snead, 264
    1956 - Peter Thomson-p, 267
    1956 - Don January, 268
    1947-1955 - No Tournament
    1946 - Ben Hogan, 284
    1945 - Sam Snead, 276
    1944 - Byron Nelson, 276