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Golf - Byron Nelson Championship

This event is held each May in the state of Texas, Usa. Since 1968 it has been named after a former leading PGA Tour player, who was the first winner of the corresponding tournament when it was called the Texas Victory Open. Initially it was the Byron Nelson Classic. The suffix "Championship" was adopted in 2003.
It has always been staged in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The venues have been:
Lakewood (1944), Dallas Country Club (1945), Brook Hollow (1946), Preston Hollow (1956), Glen Lake (1957), Oak Cliff (1958-67), Preston Trail (1968-72), Las Colinas Sports Club (1983-85), TPC at Las Colinas (1986-2017), Trinity Forest (2018)
From 1994-2007 the first two rounds were shared with Cottonwood Valley at Las Colinas.
There was no tournament staged in 1963 due to Dallas hosting the US PGA Championship.

YEAR
WINNER
 1944 BYRON NELSON (Usa)
1945
SAM SNEAD (Usa)
1946
BEN HOGAN (Usa)
 1947-55
Not held
1956+
DON JANUARY (Usa)
1956^
PETER THOMSON (Aus)*
1957
SAM SNEAD (Usa)
1958
SAM SNEAD (Usa)*
1959
JULIUS BOROS (Usa)
1960
JOHNNY POTT (Usa)*
1961
EARL STEWART (Usa)
1962
BILLY MAXWELL (Usa)
1963
Not held
1964
CHARLES COODY (Usa)
1965
Not held
1966
ROBERTO DE VICENZO (Arg)
1967
BERT YANCEY (Usa)
1968
MILLER BARBER (Usa)
1969
BRUCE DEVLIN (Aus)
1970
JACK NICKLAUS (Usa)*
1971
JACK NICKLAUS (Usa)
1972
CHI-CHI RODRIGUEZ (Usa)*
1973
LANNY WADKINS (Usa)*
1974
BUDDY ALLIN (Usa)
1975
TOM WATSON (Usa)
1976
MARK HAYES (Usa)
1977
RAY FLOYD (Usa)  
1978
TOM WATSON (Usa)
1979
TOM WATSON (Usa)*
1980
TOM WATSON (Usa)
1981
BRUCE LIETZKE (Usa)*
1982
BOB GILDER (Usa)
1983
BEN CRENSHAW (Usa)
1984
CRAIG STADLER (Usa)
1985
BOB EASTWOOD (Usa)*
1986
ANDY BEAN (Usa)
1987
FRED COUPLES (Usa)*
1988
BRUCE LIETZKE (Usa)*
1989
JODIE MUDD (Usa)*
1990
PAYNE STEWART (Usa)~
1991
NICK PRICE (Zim)
1992
BILLY RAY BROWN (Usa)*~
1993
SCOTT SIMPSON (Usa)
1994
NEAL LANCASTER (Usa)*#
1995
ERNIE ELS (Rsa)
1996
PHIL MICKELSON (Usa)
1997
TIGER WOODS (Usa)
1998
JOHN COOK (Usa)
1999
LOREN ROBERTS (Usa)*
2000
JESPER PARNEVIK (Swe)*
2001
ROBERT DAMRON (Usa)*
2002
SHIGEKI MARUYAMA (Jap)
2003
VIJAY SINGH (Fij)
2004
SERGIO GARCIA (Esp)*
2005
TED PURDY (Usa)
2006
BRETT WETTERICH (Usa)
2007
SCOTT VERPLANK (Usa)
2008
ADAM SCOTT (Aus)*
2009
RORY SABBATINI (Rsa)
2010
JASON DAY (Aus)
2011
KEEGAN BRADLEY (Usa)*
2012 JASON DUFNER (Usa)
2013 SANG-MOON BAE (Kor)
2014 BRENDON TODD (Usa)
2015 STEVEN BOWDITCH (Aus)
2016 SERGIO GARCIA (Esp)*
2017 BILLY HORSCHEL (Usa)*
2018 AARON WISE (Usa)

* Won after play-off
+ Played in May 1956
^ Played in June 1956
~ Tournament shortened to 54 holes
# Tournament shortened to 36 holes


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