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Preview: HP Byron Nelson Championship

 

Nelson charity impressed Beman to make it model

IRVING, Texas (AP) Former commissioner Deane Beman was so impressed when visiting Byron Nelson's tournament that it became the model for how every PGA Tour event gives proceeds to charity.

The tournament has generated nearly $117 million for charity since Lord Byron's name became attached to the tournament in 1968.

This year's Byron Nelson Championship begins Thursday at TPC Four Seasons. Jason Day defends his only PGA Tour victory and K.J. Choi returns after winning The Players Championship nearly two weeks ago.

Beman first visited the Nelson as commissioner around 1977. Two years later, the PGA Tour passed a resolution that all future events had to be operated with 100 percent of net proceeds going to charity.

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Byron Nelson field
Blake AdamsRobert AllenbyStephen Ames
Arjun AtwalWoody AustinBriny Baird
Ricky BarnesChris BarylaCameron Beckman
Rich BeemShane BertschMatt Bettencourt
Kris BlanksSteven BowditchKeegan Bradley
Michael BradleyD.J. BrigmanChad Campbell
Alex CejkaGreg ChalmersKevin Chappell
K.J. ChoiChad CollinsMichael Connell
Ben CraneBrian DavisJason Day
Chris DiMarcoJames DriscollJason Dufner
Joe DurantSteve ElkingtonBob Estes
Todd FischerSteve FleschMartin Flores
Harrison FrazarTommy GaineyRobert Gamez
Sergio GarciaRobert GarrigusBobby Gates
Brian GayTom GillisFabian Gomez
Andres GonzalesScott GordonNathan Green
Scott GutschewskiHunter HaasTodd Hamilton
J.P. HayesDavid HearnJ.J. Henry
Jim HermanTim HerronJustin Hicks
Charley HoffmanBilly HorschelCharles Howell III
Ryuji ImadaFredrik JacobsonLee Janzen
Brandt JobeDustin JohnsonRichard S. Johnson
Kent JonesSunghoon KangJerry Kelly
Anthony KimBio KimChris Kirk
Kevin KisnerColt KnostMatt Kuchar
Derek LamelyMarc LeishmanJustin Leonard
Michael LetzigJarrod LyleJeff Maggert
John MallingerBen MartinDavid Mathis
Troy MattesonBilly MayfairScott McCarron
William McGirtParker McLachlinGeorge McNeill
Matt McQuillanJohn MerrickShaun Micheel
Zack MillerBryce MolderGarth Mulroy
Sean O'HairNick O'HernJoe Ogilvie
Jeff OvertonRyan PalmerRod Pampling
Cameron PercyTim PetrovicCarl Pettersson
Scott PiercyMartin PillerD.A. Points
Aron PriceAlex PrughTed Purdy
Michael PutnamFran QuinnJeff Quinney
Chez ReavieJim RennerTag Ridings
Chris RileyAlexandre RochaJohn Rollins
Andres RomeroRory SabbatiniJohn Senden
Michael SimVijay SinghHeath Slocum
Nate SmithSam SmithJordan Spieth
Scott StallingsPaul StankowskiKyle Stanley
Chris StroudDaniel SummerhaysVaughn Taylor
Josh TeaterMichael ThompsonChris Tidland
D.J. TrahanCameron TringaleJerod Turner
Scott VerplankDuffy WaldorfJimmy Walker
Charles WarrenNick WatneyMatt Weibring
Mike WeirBrett WetterichCharlie Wi
Garrett WillisDean WilsonGary Woodland
Rick Woodson 
Strength of field
World RankPlayersNo. in Field
TOP 10Dustin Johnson (7),Jason Day (8)2
TOP 25Matt Kuchar (11),Nick Watney (12),K.J. Choi (15),Sergio Garcia (18)4
TOP 50Keegan Bradley (31),Jason Dufner (33),Fredrik Jacobson (40),John Senden (43)4
TOP 100Gary Woodland (52),Ben Crane (54),Robert Allenby (59),Greg Chalmers (61),Vijay Singh (63),Chez Reavie (67),Rory Sabbatini (71),Ryan Palmer (73),Jeff Overton (74),Anthony Kim (76),Charles Howell III (77),Sean O'Hair (79),Charley Hoffman (82),Scott Verplank (91),Tommy Gainey (96),Chris Kirk (99)16
Course: TPC Four Seasons Resort, Par 70 | Yardage: 7031
HoleParYardageHoleParYardage
10443514458
11432323221
12445534528
13318044431
14440653174
15450464448
16554675542
17319884461
18442994427