This week, golf attempts to get past the controversy and hubbub, and back to long-standing traditions and class acts at The HP Byron Nelson Championship. The ninth longest-running active tournament on the PGA Tour, the Byron Nelson has a long history in professional golf that began in 1944. That year Byron Nelson won the Texas Victory Open by 10 strokes to beat his good friend Harold "Jug" McSpaden. Nelson's victory at the Lakewood Country Club was the beginning of two remarkable years in which he would win 26 tournaments, including his amazing streak of 11 straight victories in 1945. Originally called the Dallas Open, it became the Byron Nelson Golf Classic in 1968. This year's tournament runs through Sunday. Events throughout the weekend include a free Youth Golf Clinic, live music at night and the KidsZone, which includes miniature golf, a bounce house and a gaming station for the kiddos, who get in free. It's enough to keep even a golf-skeptic entertained! The Byron Nelson takes place at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas in Irving. Visit hpbnc.org for tickets and more information.
May 17-23, 2010