McKINNEY, TX - As excitement builds for the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson tournament, the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting today at TPC Craig Ranch. The event celebrated the AT&T Byron Nelson’s move to its new home in Collin County, along with early successes in secured sponsorships and hospitality commitments.
“We couldn’t be more excited by the support we have received from everyone at TPC Craig Ranch, the City of McKinney and the Collin County community,” said Jeff Walter, 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament Chair. “We look forward to working together to host the best players in the world as we shine a spotlight on McKinney, Texas, and deliver the best AT&T Byron Nelson to date.”
The 2021 Tournament will be held May 10-16, with proceeds benefiting Momentous Institute, the heart of the tournament for the last 53 years. For ticket information, visit the tournament’s website www.attbyronnelson.org.
“McKinney is thrilled to host the prestigious AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament and welcome visitors and golf enthusiasts to our city,” said Lisa Hermes, President and CEO, McKinney Chamber of Commerce. “We embrace the rich history of this tournament along with its meaningful philanthropic impact. The relationships the tournament team has already built here prove this will not only be a respected golf event, but will be championed by local businesses and the entire Collin County community.”
Commemorating the move to McKinney, AT&T Byron Nelson leadership previewed the upcoming 2021 tournament and the experience they hope to create for spectators. Leadership also recognized commitments from tournament’s four new Premier Partners: City of McKinney, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, Healthcare Highways, and Independent Financial. They will join returning Premier Partners Cadillac and Anheuser-Busch.
Tournament hospitality is already 77% sold, with more than 95% of customers committing to multi-year deals. More than 20 Collin County companies have already committed. Organizers are at 45% of the projected sales goal, before the launch of general ticket sales. The Healthcare Highways Pro-Am held the Wednesday before tournament play is sold out.
“We have been overwhelmed by the early sales efforts and support from the generous corporate community,” said Walter. “General hospitality sales are up more than 50 percent year over year. And we are beyond grateful to have our Title Sponsor, AT&T, beside us as we move into this next chapter. These early successes are fueling lots of excitement as we set the stage for an incredible tournament, benefiting Momentous Institute.”
The 2020 AT&T Byron Nelson was canceled in March, due to the pandemic. Four weeks later, the tournament, along with the PGA TOUR announced the tournament would be moving to its new home at TPC Craig Ranch as part of a five-year agreement with course operator ClubCorp. Since 1968, The AT&T Byron Nelson has raised $167 million for Momentous Institute, more than any event on the PGA TOUR. The PGA TOUR named Momentous Institute its 2019 Charity of the Year for its transformational work in education and social emotional health.