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.