Byron Nelson

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    April 30, 2014

    Movoto's Irving Listicle Is All Sorts of Wrong

    Movoto, for those of you who don't get their unsolicited press releases in your inbox, is an online real estate brokerage that specializes, best we can tell, in mass producing generic listicles. As a general rule, it's best to ignore these things and hope they go away, but we had to make an excepti ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Here's PGA's Rickie Fowler Golfing from atop a Victory Park Parking Garage

    Between the end of this past weekend's Byron Nelson and the start this week of the Colonial in Fort Worth, the professional golf world had a bit of time to kill in Dallas. And what better way to do that than designing a Texas-shaped green, putting it in the plaza in front of the American Airlines Ce ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Dallas' New Trinity Forest Golf Course Has Officially Stolen the Byron Nelson from Irving

    As we write this, the world's top golfers not named Tiger are descending on Irving for the Byron Nelson Championship. It's a big deal, one of the region's biggest sporting events and driver of an estimated $35 million in economic activity. But before play begins on Thursday, the city of Dallas woul ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2012

    Why Again Would a Golf Course Bring Wealth to Southern Dallas?

    Breaking down the Morning News' cargo-cult approach to economic development.

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    December 5, 2012

    Now the News Thinks Rich Golfers Will Dream Up Plans for Southern Dallas Between Putts

    With the exception of Mike Hashimoto, the Morning News' editorial team has been dutifully lining up behind the idea that a (semi?) private golf course can be "the tipping point" -- their words, not mine or anyone else's -- southern Dallas needs. "A game changer," the paper says. Next up: Tod Robber ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Memberships May Top $150K, and What Else We've Learned of Dallas' New Golf Course

    The full Dallas city council just got its first chance to learn a little more about the proposed golf course that the city and AT&T want to build in southern Dallas. There's still a lot for the city to work out before it agrees to clean up and lease the land to the yet-unformed nonprofit, but we did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Will the Public Be Able to Play at the Trinity Forest Golf Course? One of the Many Things We Don't Know.

    Pretty much everyone seems to be in agreement that turning an unused former landfill in southern Dallas into something is a good idea, and that, since the city will be paying to clean up the land up anyway, and because there aren't exactly hordes of developers itching to get get dirt flying on a for ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Dallas City Hall Explains How the New Trinity Forest Golf Course Will Save the World

    The Great Trinity Forest, as Mayor Rawlings is fond of reminding people, is an underutilized jewel, a huge, relatively untrammeled swath of nature cutting through the city's southern half. As the country's largest urban hardwood forest in the country, it's already world-class, to borrow a phrase. Ye ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Fear and Fracking in Southlake

    In one of America's wealthiest suburbs, an unlikely band of drilling opponents helped drive away the world's biggest energy companies. Did they save the town or ruin it?

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    There's One Borders Left in Dallas. If a Savior Doesn't Step Up Tuesday, There May Be Zero.

    Courtesy Paula BosseByron Nelson signing copies of his 1993 book at the Preston Royal Borders​A few weeks ago, my old friend Paula Bosse posted to her Facebook page a collection of random photos taken over the years at the Preston Royal Borders, which, of course, is on its way to becoming a Centra ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Cowboys' 2011 NFL Draft: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The pick of Southern Cal offensive lineman Tyron Smith isn't sexy, but it's savvy. Thumbs up. And he says he doesn't like jewelry. Two thumbs up. 9. Fifth-rounder and former Cedar Hill star Josh Thomas is physical and a good tackler in the secondary, but you wonder about a four-year ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    May 20, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
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    May 6, 2010

    End of an Era? The Top 10 "Players" in the History of Dallas Sports

    If this was Dallas and we needed 10 sports faces, who ya got?​I'm pretty sure one is retiring and one is staying put. But what if in the last month we witnessed the final games in Dallas of icons Mike Modano and Dirk Nowitzki? Modano is likely done as a player for the Dallas Stars, soon to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    What Would You Ask Tiger Woods?

    ​Tiger Woods likely won't play the Byron Nelson or the Colonial this year. But he is playing The Masters and - surprise - he will hold a true press conference. Not a staged, fake 13-minute reading or a controlled, 5-minute session in which the juicy questions are blown off with "That's a priv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    The Top 10 Most Famous Hats in the History of Dallas

    Everything's bigger in Dallas. Even the, um, hats. ​I can't believe you people. Yeah, you. The ones who actually spend a millisecond of your precious time on Earth worrying about how a certain Dallas Cowboys' quarterback wears his cap. Not his helmet, mind you. His hat. I'm all about big ha ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    The Butterscotch Stallion's Faithful Sidekick and Other Famous Faces' Doggone Book

    Owen Wilson, from the forthcoming book Top Dogs and Their Pets​Current Dallas Morning News photographer David Woo and former Dallas Morning News photographer Richard Pruitt have been moonlighting on a side project: a coffee-table book titled Top Dogs and Their Pets, proceeds from which toward resc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    10 Questions: James Tidwell Of Four Seasons

    He was the 100th American wine professional to earn the title of Master Sommelier, but that's not the only thing Tidwell can be proud of.After graduating from LSU with a degree in international trade and finance, this son of a small town preacher set off for culinary school at the prestigious Culina ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.22.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You'll have to savor this offering like a cow with its cud, because this morning I'm headed out to the Byron Nelson to chug margaritas and chase girls in The Pavilion watch golf and conduct research ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    May 15, 2009

    10 Questions: Mickie Crockett

    She's worked in some of the city's most respected kitchens, including Cafe on the Green, Mediterraneo and The Riviera. As executive chef at Trader Vic's, she picked up a spot in the Dallas Morning News' list of top new restaurants in 2007.Crockett now serves as general manager for Cadillac Ranch, th ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.8.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Looks like The Ticket's parent company - Cumulus Media - is asking forcing employees to take five unpaid days off before June 30. Ouch. Maybe not a big deal to on-air talent with six-figure sala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    EDS HP = WTF?

    Because nothing says golf like, um, a printer? This just in: Next year’s Byron Nelson golf tournament will be sponsored by HP. Which begs the question, who was last year’s title sponsor? If you’re like me – and I went to the dang thing – you had to think a minute or 10 before comin ... More >>

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    June 27, 2007

    Dallas' Other Congressional Gold Medalist

    Dr. Norman Borlaug has a Congressional Gold Medal he can now hang around his bust. Though he didn’t live to see it, golf legend Byron Nelson picked up a gold yesterday -- that is, a Congressional Gold Medal. But buried 20 paragraphs or so down in this DMN piece -- just after the Dalai Lama and the ... More >>

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    May 25, 2007


    For now, Anthony Kim's at top the Colonial leaderboard. Just when we were all comfy letting the awkwardly named Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial run its course undetected, a local kid up and bolts to the top of the leader board. OK, admit it, we’re still going to ignore the tournament that ... More >>

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    May 23, 2007
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    May 3, 2007

    Hole in None

    Byron Nelson's departure doesn't leave his tournament empty

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    March 30, 2007

    Fore! Play!

    No, check that, the new PGA Superstore in Plano isn't just a teasing appetizer, it's downright orgasmic. If, that is, you get aroused milling around an old Home Depot warehouse filled with sports memorabilia, a gazillion Izods, two bajillion clubs, a tennis court, a putting green, a chipping area co ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

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    December 13, 2006

    Season's Sadness

    Dallas sports legends don't get much bigger than Dallas Texans owner and American Football League founder Lamar Hunt. Dallas sports icon Lamar Hunt is said to be in grave condition in a local hospital, his family desperately holding out for miracles at this point. In a year that's already seen us lo ... More >>

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    September 29, 2006

    You Know What They Say About Small Packages

    Well, for one thing, they contain tiny gifts. Or dynamite. Or the new, sleeker model of Dallas' Only Daily. With Byron Nelson's death and Terrell Owens' accidental non-suicide attempt, this week provided an immediate Litmus test for the post-buyout Dallas Morning News' SportsDay section. And, like w ... More >>

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    September 28, 2006

    Lord of the Pings

    This is the Byron Nelson most of us never knew--the young, strapping champ on his way to becoming the legend with whom we were all familiar. There's plenty of other news in the sports world than what Terrell Owens was or wasn't trying to do 36 hours ago, though you wouldn't know it from today's Dall ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Fore Play

    Lord Byron hosts Dallas' biggest swingers party

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    May 17, 2006

    And In Other News

    For those who have had their fill of strange preachers or who plan to wait to hear directly from God before accepting Doyle Davidson as a latter-day prophet (good plan), the dead-tree edition of the Dallas Observer has a few other tidbits that might interest you. Such as: Jim Schutze writes about Da ... More >>

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    May 15, 2006

    WWJD, or What Will Jerry Do (Next)?

    In case you weren't too mesmerized by that enthralling Brett Wetterich-Trevor Immelman showdown at the Byron Nelson, you might have caught Mavs-Spurs Game 3 Saturday night. If so, your heart is probably still racing. And your fist is probably still landing air punches aimed at Jerry Stackhouse. In t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2006

    Fore the Love of Golf. Or Girls.

    The annual EDS Byron Nelson Golf Classic gets underway today at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas. For some guys, it means putting on your golf spikes, acting like dorks and watching golf all day. For the rest of us, it means somehow finagling a coveted badge, putting on our sneakers ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    America's Ticket

    The NFL's most popular team hops in bed with a most peculiar teammate

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    May 5, 2005
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sunday Brunch

    Café on the Green in the Four Seasons Resort & Club

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    The Gambler

    Ty Thomas bets his future on his infamous con man pop and some high school sweethearts

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Like Father, Like Son

    Plus: Miller the Unifier, Second-guessing Goya, Lucy Is a Band

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best sports spectator experience

    MasterCard Colonial Golf Tournament

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Stick it in your ear

    Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.

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