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Encyclopedia > EDS Byron Nelson Championship

The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA TOUR (correctly rendered in all caps) is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA which operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Dallas is one of the ten largest cities in the United States and the heart of the largest metropolitan area in Texas. ...


This tournament began as the Texas Victory Open in 1944, with Byron Nelson as its first winner. For many years the tournament was known as the Dallas Open, then in 1968 it was renamed the Byron Nelson Golf Classic. Subsequently it has had several sponsored names, but always in conjunction with Nelson's name. It remains the only PGA Tour stop named after a professional golfer. Byron Nelson is the popular name of John Byron Nelson, Jr. ...


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EDS Byron Nelson Championship

Verizon Byron Nelson Classic Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three Major tournaments (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ...

GTE Byron Nelson Classic Shigeki Maruyama (born September 12, 1969) is a Japanese golfer. ...

  • 1988 Bruce Lietzke

Byron Nelson Golf Classic Jesper Parnevik (born March 7, 1965 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional golfer. ...

Dallas Open Fred Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ...

  • 1967 Bert Yancey

Texas International Open, Dallas Centennial Open Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world. ...

No Tournament Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Don January (November 29, 1929) is an American professional golfer. ...

  • 1947 - 1955

Dallas Invitational

Dallas Open Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997) was a professional golf player. ...

Texas Victory Open Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002) was one of the top golfers in the world. ...

Byron Nelson is the popular name of John Byron Nelson, Jr. ...

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Byron Nelson: Byron Nelson Championship Golf Tournament | eds.com (298 words)
We are honored to be a part of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship on 23-29 April 2007 – for its support of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and because we at EDS strive to emulate Byron Nelson's clear focus on performance.
We're proud to contribute to the success of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and its leadership as the PGA TOUR's largest charitable contributor.
Nelson's remarkable influence on the game of golf, his namesake tournament and many of the employees at EDS will not be forgotten.
EDS Byron Nelson Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (550 words)
The tournament is held in May at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in the master-planned communities of Las Colinas of Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Nelson commonly made an appearance during the tournament.
Byron Nelson was the tournament's first winner in 1944, when it was played at Lakewood Country Club.
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