AT&T Byron Nelson Kicks Off 35th and Final Year in Irving with Strong Field

Irving, Texas, March 30, 2017 –  The AT&T Byron Nelson today announced early commitments from 10 of the world’s top 30 FedEx players, including world-ranked #1 Dustin Johnson and #6 Jordan Spieth at its annual kickoff luncheon, hinting at a strong field for the tournament’s 35th and final year in Irving.

 

2016 Champion Sergio Garcia, along with Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Jimmy Walker will also tee off at the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson on May 15-21 at TPC Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas. Check out other commitments here.

 

The 2017 tournament will also feature fan-favorite activities throughout the week including, the free Youth Clinic, the new AT&T FanDome, the air-conditioned, family-friendly KidsZone, and more. Check out the weeklong schedule of events here.

 

Once again, reserved or retired military personnel will receive two complimentary tickets Thursday through Sunday of the tournament. As always, kids under the age of 17 receive free admission and access to the Autograph Zone with PGA TOUR Players.

 

The 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson marks the tournament’s 35th and final year in Irving.

 

“Celebrating our 35-year partnership with the Irving community and the Four Seasons is the big theme of this year’s tournament,” said Tim Costello, 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament Chair. “The best part of our longtime partnership is the impact it’s had on our community, helping raise more than $150 million for Momentous Institute, impacting over 100,000 lives.”

 

The kickoff luncheon brought in longtime sponsors and guests to commemorate the 35-year partnership. The tournament also surprised Four Season’s PGA Director of Golf Paul Earnest with a sponsor’s exemption.

 

“Paul has played an integral part of the operations behind the tournament for 20 years, and has been a vital part in making it what it is today,” said Jon Drago, AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament Director. “He is also a steadfast supporter of our mission and a true friend of our team.”

 

The 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson is May 15-21 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Las Colinas. Tickets are available here.

 

About the AT&T Byron Nelson

The AT&T Byron Nelson is hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and has been a premier PGA TOUR event for 49 years. The tournament has raised more than $150 million since its inception in 1968, making it the most financially successful charity event on the PGA TOUR. All proceeds benefit Momentous Institute, the nonprofit operated by the Salesmanship Club for over 95 years. The organization serves 6,000 kids and family members directly each year through mental health and education programs. The AT&T Byron Nelson is one of North Texas’ biggest sports attractions and most anticipated social events of the spring.

 

 

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