McKinney, Texas, (August 12, 2021) – The Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas today announced the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson raised $5.5 million for Momentous Institute in its inaugural year at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney. These net proceeds reflect the tremendous support the tournament received even though COVID-19 protocols in place at the time limited capacity on site to 25% of pre-pandemic levels.
Since 1968, the tournament has raised $172.5 million for Momentous Institute, making it the most financially successful charity event on the PGA TOUR.
“The AT&T Byron Nelson has always been more than a game,” said 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament Chair Jeff Walter. “We are absolutely thrilled with the success of our first tournament in McKinney, but our proudest achievement by far remains our continued commitment to Momentous Institute and the children and families it serves. We are deeply grateful to our incredible sponsors, partners, and fans for making this possible.”
The tournament continues to support the work of Momentous Institute, which collaborates with children, families and communities to build and repair social emotional health through education, therapeutic services, research and training so all children can achieve their full potential. The PGA TOUR named Momentous Institute ‘Charity of the Year’ in 2019.
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, the AT&T Byron Nelson made a triumphant return to professional golf at its new home course, TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney. This year marked the first time the historic tournament has been held outside of Dallas County. While attendance was limited due to the pandemic, tickets to the event sold out in April.
K.H. Lee got his first career victory at the event, besting one of the deepest fields in several years that included Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama, and Jordan Spieth.
Preparations have already begun for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson, which will be held May 9-15 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.