AT&T Byron Nelson moves forward in McKinney with limited capacity

The AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament will be held in McKinney from May 13-16. (Courtesy AT&T Byron Nelson)
The AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament will be held in McKinney from May 13-16. (Courtesy AT&T Byron Nelson)

The AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament will be held in McKinney from May 13-16. (Courtesy AT&T Byron Nelson)

The Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas announced March 9 that the AT&T Byron Nelson intends to have limited fans on-site for this year’s golf tournament in McKinney.

This year marks the first the city will host the tournament after officials agreed to hold the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney for the next five years.

Tournament officials are limiting attendance to 10,000 people a day over the four-day event taking place May 13-16.

“Like all businesses, we are watching the situation with COVID-19 very closely,” said Jon Drago, AT&T Byron Nelson tournament director, in a news release. “Our planning is guided with the health and safety of everyone involved in the tournament as our highest priority. While we certainly look forward to a time when we can welcome back all our fans to the tournament, this year promises to be a great week of golf and we cannot wait.”

A portion of complimentary tickets will be allocated to “military, first responders and healthcare heroes,” the news release stated. A limited number of tickets will be available for the public. These can be purchased at www.attbyronnelson.org/tickets. All tickets will be digital this year as a precaution against COVID-19. Additionally, masks will be required unless people are actively eating or drinking, and attendees will be health screened when entering the tournament, the news release stated.


In addition to the golf tournament, the organization will also host the AT&T Byron Nelson Fairway 5K on April 24. Participants of this event will run along the same holes the golf professionals will be competing on in May. Registration details for this event can be found at www.attbyronnelson.org/fairway5k.

The AT&T Byron Nelson has raised $167 million over the past 53 years. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Momentous Institute, the nonprofit founded and operated by the Salesmanship Club since 1920.

“We’re excited to safely welcome fans back to the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson,” said Jeff Walter, AT&T Byron Nelson tournament chair, in the news release. “We are energized by the excitement shown by the local community and particularly the city of McKinney. The AT&T Byron Nelson has always been about providing excellent value and experience for our customers, with the ultimate goal of supporting Momentous Institute in its work to transform the lives of so many children and families in our community.”
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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