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BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES





 Dates: May 11th through May 14th
 Site: TPC-Four Seasons Resort,Irving, Texas
       Cottonwood Valley Golf Course, Irving, Texas
 Course Architects: TPC - Jay Morrish 
 Ben Crenshaw/Byron Nelson 
 Cottonwood - Robert Trent Jones Jr Jay Morrish 
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 7,052                    Yardage: 6,871
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 385 yds   1 - Par 4 448 yds
               2 - Par 3 192 yds   2 - Par 3 165 yds
               3 - Par 4 490 yds   3 - Par 4 475 yds
               4 - Par 4 425 yds   4 - Par 4 440 yds
               5 - Par 3 181 yds   5 - Par 4 417 yds
               6 - Par 4 438 yds   6 - Par 4 360 yds
               7 - Par 5 533 yds   7 - Par 4 401 yds
               8 - Par 4 457 yds   8 - Par 4 394 yds
               9 - Par 4 439 yds   9 - Par 3 188 yds
                   -------------       -------------
                    35 3,540 yds        34 3,288 yds
 
              10 - Par 4 452 yds  10 - Par 4 432 yds
              11 - Par 4 347 yds  11 - Par 5 545 yds
              12 - Par 4 456 yds  12 - Par 3 191 yds
              13 - Par 3 183 yds  13 - Par 4 409 yds
              14 - Par 4 409 yds  14 - Par 4 383 yds
              15 - Par 4 475 yds  15 - Par 4 441 yds
              16 - Par 5 554 yds  16 - Par 5 539 yds
              17 - Par 3 196 yds  17 - Par 3 204 yds
              18 - Par 4 440 yds  18 - Par 4 439 yds
                   -------------       -------------
                    35 3,512 yds        36 3,583 yds
 
 Annual: 53rd
 Defending Champion: Ted Purdy
 Runner-Up: Sean O'Hair
 Tournament Record: 262 (Loren Roberts, Steve Pate)
 54-Hole Record: 194 (Loren Roberts)
 36-Hole Record: 126 (Sam Snead)
 TPC : 61 (Billy Mayfair Charlie Rymer;
           Justin Leonard)
 Cottonwood: 61 (Ernie Els; Tiger Woods)
 18-Hole Record: 60 (Sam Snead, 1957)
 Total Purse: $6,200,000
 Shares: 1st  $1,116,000; 2nd $669,600; 3rd $421,600
 
  2005 Finish
  -----------
 
 Player                Score  
 ------                -----  
 Ted Purdy              265   
 Sean O'Hair            266  
 Doug Barron            269  
 Vijay Singh            269  
 Bob Tway               269  
 
 Past EDS Byron Nelson Classic Winners
 -------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Ted Purdy (265) -- Sean O'Hair
 2004  *Sergio Garcia (270) -- Robert Damron, Dudley Hart
 2003  Vijay Singh (265) -- Nick Price
 2002  Shigeki Maruyama (266) -- Ben Crane
 2001  *Robert Damron (263) -- Scott Verplank
 2000  *Jesper Parnevik (269) -- Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
 1999  *Loren Roberts (262) -- Steve Pate
 1998  John Cook (265) -- Fred Couples, Hal Sutton, Harrison Frazar
 1997  Tiger Woods (263) -- Lee Rinker
 1996  Phil Mickelson (265) -- Craig Parry
 1995  Ernie Els (263) -- Mike Heinen, D.A. Weibring, Robin Freeman
 1994  *#Neal Lancaster (132) -- David Ogrin, David Edwards, Mark Carnevale,
                                 Tom Byrum, Yoshinori Mizumaki
 1993  Scott Simpson (270) -- Corey Pavin, D.A. Weibring
 1992  *#Billy Ray Brown (199) -- Ray Floyd, Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke
 1991  Nick Price (270) -- Craig Stadler
 1990  #Payne Stewart (202) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1989  *Jodie Mudd (265) -- Larry Nelson
 1988  *Bruce Lietzke (271) -- Clarence Rose
 1987  *Fred Couples (266) -- Mark Calcavecchia
 1986  Andy Bean (269) -- Mark Wiebe
 1985  *Bob Eastwood (272) -- Payne Stewart
 1984  Craig Stadler (276) -- David Edwards
 1983  Ben Crenshaw (273) -- Hal Sutton, Brad Bryant
 1982  Bob Gilder (266) -- Curtis Strange
 1981  *Bruce Lietzke (281) -- Tom Watson
 1980  Tom Watson (274) -- Bill Rogers
 1979  *Tom Watson (275) -- Bill Rogers
 1978  Tom Watson (272) -- Lee Trevino
 1977  Ray Floyd (276) -- Ben Crenshaw
 1976  Mark Hayes (273) -- Don Bies
 1975  Tom Watson (269) -- Bob E. Smith
 1974  Buddy Allin (269) -- Charles Coody, Homero Blancas, Lee Trevino,
                            Tom Watson
 1973  *Lanny Wadkins (277) -- Dan Sikes
 1972  *Chi Chi Rodriguez (273) -- Billy Casper
 1971  Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Jerry McGee, Frank Beard
 1970  *Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Arnold Palmer
 1969  Bruce Devlin (277) -- Frank Beard, Bruce Crampton
 1968  Miller Barber (270) -- Kermit Zarley
 1967  Bert Yancey (274) -- Roberto de Vicenzo
 1966  Roberto de Vicenzo (276) -- Ray Floyd, Joe Campbell, Harold Henning
 1965  Not Held
 1964  Charles Coody (271) -- Jerry Edwards
 1963  Not Held
 1962  Billy Maxwell (277) -- Johnny Pott
 1961  Earl Stewart, Jr. (278) -- Gay Brewer, Doug Sanders, Arnold Palmer
 1960  *Johnny Pott (275) -- Bo Winninger, Ted Kroll
 1959  Julius Boros (274) -- Earl Stewart Jr, Dow Finsterwald, Bo Winninger
 1958  *Sam Snead (272) -- Gary Player, Julius Boros, John McMullin
 1957  Sam Snead (264) -- Billy Maxwell, Cary Middlecoff, Bob Inman
 1956  *Peter Thomson (267) -- Gene Littler, Cary Middlecoff
 1956  Don January (268) -- Dow Finsterwald, Doug Ford
 1955  Not Held
 1954  Not Held
 1953  Not Held
 1952  Not Held
 1951  Not Held
 1950  Not Held
 1949  Not Held
 1948  Not Held
 1947  Not Held
 1946  Ben Hogan (284) -- Herman Keiser, Paul Runyan
 1945  Sam Snead (276) -- Harold McSpaden
 1944  Byron Nelson (276) -- Harold McSpaden
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 # - Rain Shortened
 
 Note: Formerly called Verizon Byron Nelson Classic (2001-02), GTE Byron Nelson
       Classic (1988-2000), Byron Nelson Golf Classic (1968-87), Dallas Open
       (1944-67). The event was held twice in 1956 (May and June).



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