Amateurs in the Byron Nelson

Over the years we have tried to follow the advice given to us by Mr. Nelson. He believed that we should reach out to young up and coming amateur players that looked like they were going to be superstars. He thought that if you could identify a player early on and give him a chance to play in a PGA Tour event then he would remember us and play our event once he became a professional. History has proven that this strategy works.

We have always tried to reach out to young amateur players who won significant amateur championships, especially ones who were local.

Here is a list of amateurs who have played in the Byron Nelson Championship.

1970​Steve Melnyk​68-74-72-70​22nd Place
1986​Scott Verplank​72-68-67-70=277​19th Place
1993​Tiger Woods​77-72​​Missed Cut
1992​Tripp Kuehne​73-72​Missed Cut
1993​Justin Leonard​70-67-68-75=280​56th Place
1995​Tripp Kuehne​71-72​Missed Cut
2007​Colt Knost*​74-64-74-74=286​67th Place
2008​Colt Knost​74-72​Missed Cut
2010​Jordan Speith​68-69-67-72=276​16th Place
2011 ​Jordan Speith​69-68-72-77=286​32nd Place​
2012 ​Kelly Kraft​77-76​Missed Cut
2013​Guan Tianlang ​70-77​Missed Cut
2014​Scottie Scheffler​71-68-69-68=276​22nd Place