Nelson finale on course where Masters champs played as teens

"It's a bit bittersweet", said Spieth, whose tie for 16th in that 2010 debut remains his best finish in his hometown event.

The legacy that's been established at the AT&T Byron Nelson through the decades is on display this week as the PGA Tour begins its famed two-week stretch in Texas. The new links-style Trinity Forest Golf Club south of downtown Dallas becomes the Nelson's host next year.

Strokes Gained Off-the-Tee (SG:OTT): I'm going to target elite drivers of the golf ball as well this week. "But a little piece of my heart is always going to stay here no matter where we go". He has three wins this year and he finished 12 in this tournament a year ago.

The AT&T Byron Nelson will be played at the TPC Four Seasons Resort at Las Colinas on a tough 7,166-yard par 70 crafted coruse.

The Spaniard admits he has struggled to regain his focus post-Masters, but he will be on comforting ground at TPC Four Seasons this week, live on Sky Sports, having won there twice before.

Garcia beat Brooks Koepka in a playoff past year to become the first two-time victor since Irving became the Nelson's home in 1983.

Said Garcia: "I'm sure the new place we're moving to, it's going to be wonderful".

"Whenever you go back to a course where you have won, it brings back great memories", Day told AAP. Sam Snead won the Dallas event in 1945, and Ben Hogan won in 1946. The tournament has been named after him since 1968. About $150 million has been raised through the years for an organization that annually serves 6,000 children and family members through education and mental health programs.

Surprisingly, Day hasn't won in more than a year (2016 Players), but he's also dealt with a back injury and watched after his mother as she battled cancer. He nearly clinched the title at Wells Fargo and was in contention for much of the Players Championship, but fell back to T22 by the end of the tournament.

This youngster continues to impress, finishing eighth on another new course last time out, and perhaps missing the PLAYERS Championship could prove a blessing in disguise. The Cottonwood Valley course with a Texas-shaped first green was where Garcia shot that memorable 62.

The Spaniard has had a whirlwind time of it in recent weeks, winning his maiden major crown at last month's Masters and as a result was afforded a number of extra privileges away from the game.

Now with two solid starts behind him, Johnson is gearing up for the meat of the season and his title defense at the U.S. Open next month at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. Dufner shot a solid 9-under in last year's tournament, leading to another top-25 (T24) for him at this course.

Thus, this week offers players the chance to bid farewell. Honestly, Garcia looked out of sorts all week at the Players following his Masters victory tour and it's a testament to how good he is that he even showed up on that leader board.

  • Stacy Allen