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AT&T Byron Nelson 2015: Dates, Tee Times, TV Info and Prize Money

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMay 27, 2015

Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Colonial golf tournament, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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World No. 2 Jordan Spieth headlines a strong field in the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas. A native to the Dallas metropolitan area, Spieth will be aiming to claim a victory in front of a supportive home crowd after narrowly missing out on a win in Fort Worth's Crowne Plaza Invitational last week.

Spieth was asked about draining a long birdie on the 18th in front of friends and family at Fort Worth during a post-play press conference with Stephen Hawkins of the Associated Press, via PGA.com, and the 21-year-old phenom remained humble. He said, "I wanted to give them something to cheer about. It was nice to have that one just to give myself an outside chance."

While Spieth didn't come away with the win, he gained plenty of momentum and successfully ended his post-Masters hangover. However, another tough test awaits at the 7,166-yard, par-70 TPC Four Seasons—a course that features undulating greens, enormous bunkers and plenty of water hazards.

As we anxiously await the commencement of this year's AT&T Byron Nelson, let's take a look at the tournament's essential viewing information, prize money and some notable Thursday tee times.

2015 AT&T Byron Nelson

Dates: Thursday, May 28 - Sunday, May 31

Where: TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas

Purse: $7.1 million (winning share: $1.278 million)

FedEx Cup Points: 500 to winner

TV Info:

  • Thursday and Friday: 4-7 p.m. ET, Golf Channel
  • Saturday and Sunday: 3-6 p.m. ET, CBS

Notable Thursday Tee Times

2015 AT&T Byron Nelson: Notable Thursday Tee Times
GolferTee Time (ET)
Charley Hoffman8:40 a.m.
Hunter Mahan8:50 a.m.
Ian Poulter8:50 a.m.
Jimmy Walker8:50 a.m.
Dustin Johnson8:50 a.m.
Brandt Snedeker9 a.m.
Matt Kuchar9 a.m.
Zach Johnson9 a.m.
Marc Leishman9:40 a.m.
John Huh1:20 p.m.
Gary Woodland1:30 p.m.
Jason Day1:50 p.m.
Brendon Todd1:50 p.m.
Keegan Bradley1:50 p.m.
Jordan Spieth2 p.m.
Brooks Koepka2 p.m.
Justin Thomas2 p.m.
Jerry Kelly2:30 p.m.
PGATour.com

Full tournament tee times can be viewed at PGATour.com.

Stars to Watch

LM Otero/Associated Press

Spieth cured the swing issues that caused him to miss the cut in The Players Championship just in time to give himself a fighting chance in his hometown tournament. Despite some Round 2 hiccups in the Crowne Plaza Invitational, he was back to his old ways, shooting 11 under par in the soggy conditions.

His success in Fort Worth should translate nicely to Irving, as weather is expected to play a big role once again. Defending champion Brendon Todd had this to say about the course's conditions during an interview with Mike McAllister of PGATour.com: "The golf course is totally under water. Not a dry spot in any fairway."

Perhaps recently playing well in wet conditions will help Spieth capture his first win at TPC Four Seasons. The world No. 2 is appearing in the tournament for the fifth time, and he hasn't had much previous success, as he's still looking for his first top-15 showing.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 10:  Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course on May 10, 2015 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Dustin Johnson will be an interesting name to watch this week. He hasn't teed it up since finishing tied for 69th in The Players Championship, but he was enjoying plenty of success beforehand. This season, Johnson notched a win in the WGC-Cadillac Championship, a runner-up finish in the Northern Trust Open and three more top-10 showings.

Johnson's has plenty of past success at TPC Four Seasons as well, earning three top-10 finishes in his last four starts at the course. Last year, he finished tied for seventh with an actual scoring average of 68.375. While he has yet to win in Irving, that's a pretty solid trend for the world No. 10.

May 7, 2015; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Jason Day hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Day may be coming off a missed cut in The Players Championship, but he certainly isn't a golfer to write off at TPC Four Seasons. The world No. 8 has enjoyed plenty of success on the course, collecting his first PGA Tour victory there in 2010.

While good ball-strikers tend to fare well in Irving, hitters of the long ball will also have an advantage this week, as we should expect a soft track, severely lengthening the course. Day is ranked fourth on tour in driving distance, averaging 306.5 yards off the tee. Capable of making those drives count, Day is also ranked first on tour in both par-three scoring average and par-four scoring average.

Those are some pretty solid stats considering TPC Four Seasons only boasts two par fives. Day may be having a bit of a roller-coaster season, but this track suits his game well. Don't be surprised if you see Day in Sunday's final pairing.

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