Jason Day, 5 More Golfers Who Will Be in Hunt at Byron Nelson

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Jason Day, 5 More Golfers Who Will Be in Hunt at Byron Nelson
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The HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort outside of Dallas, Texas, is the second straight stop for the PGA Tour in the Lone Star State, following last week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

I was concerned about the condition of the golf course after the brutal storms that swept through Texas last night, but a call to the media center at TPC Four Seasons confirmed the track is in good condition, (although scattered debris is still being collected and hail divots are being repaired) and no rain is expected in the weekend forecast.

World Golf Hall of Famer Byron Nelson is this championship's namesake. He won this event's debut back in 1944 and was the first PGA player to have a pro tournament named in his honor.

Nelson was as good a person as he was a golfer.

On the golf course, he had 54 career wins, including two Masters Tournament titles, two PGA Championships and a victory at the 1939 U.S. Open. In 1945, Nelson won an unfathomable 18 tournaments, including 11 straight at one point.

In the community, he gave his time and money to make the world a better place for underprivileged children and families.

Now, let's take a look at defending champion Jason Day and five other players to watch this weekend at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

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