AT&T Taking Over Sponsorship of Byron Nelson

AT&T will take over the sponsorship of the Byron Nelson Championship in 2015 when Hewlett-Packard’s current agreement expires, PGA Executive Director Tim Finchem announced during a press conference today.

The announcement came during Mayor Mike Rawlings’ presser about the proposed Trinity Forest golf course. This would be the third PGA event sponsored by the Dallas-based telecommunications company; it already sponsors the the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the AT&T National.

When Rawlings announced the proposed course, speculation ran that the Byron Nelson could move from Irving’s Four Seasons Club when the contract expires in 2018; AT&T’s involvement in both the event and the course seem to support that prospect.

UPDATE: Finchem added, during a Q&A session, that “the odds are quite high” that the tournament could move to Trinity Forest.

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