The Byron Nelson Will Move In 2021

John Liddle
January 13, 2020 - 5:12 pm
Byron Nelson

Credit: Alan Scaia, 1080 KRLD

DALLAS (KRLD) - The future of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament is in limbo after the PGA Tour announced that this year's event will be the last played at Trinity Forest Golf Club.

Extreme weather has been a problem. In 2018 it was unbearably hot, and the links-style course has no shade trees. In 2019 the tournament was marred by colder weather and flooding rains.

But the biggest issue is that the tournament is not as well attended, and simply isn't making as much money as it was in Las Colinas.

"The financial results of the tournament were very disappointing," says Mike McKinley, chairman of Salesmanship Charitable Golf of Dallas Inc.

McKinley said the Salesmanship Club remains committed to southern Dallas and the future success of programs at Trinity Forest. But as the PGA Tour looks to make a move, there's speculation that the tournament will return, at least in the short-term, to TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas.

"That's logical," said McKinley. "It makes perfect sense to go back there to us. We know how to operate a golf tournament there."

But it's not up to the Salesmanship Club, it's the PGA Tour's decision. McKinley expects that decision to come soon.