Naysayers Said the AT&T Byron Nelson Couldn't Happen There. Now It's Tee Time in Southern Dallas

Here's some helpful perspective as hundreds of thousands of fans travel deep into southern Dallas this week for the AT&T Byron Nelson at its new home at the Trinity Forest Golf Club:While the tournament is the biggest thing to happen in what's historically been a forgotten part of the city, it's just that -- a cool, fun happening. Even a string of PGA Tour events won't convert directly into economic development and quality of life improvements that so many parts of southern Dallas desperately need.But it would be foolish to think the Byron Nelson's move is no big deal.Mayor Mike Rawlings, who gave us a golf-cart tour of the Trinity Forest club last week, notes, "The decision by the heavy hitters behind this tournament -- AT&T, the Salesmanship Club, the PGA -- that this is where they want to be sends a powerful message about this part of our city and its future."  Continue reading...

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