|EDS Byron Nelson Classic - April 23, 2007
EDS BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP
TPC Four Seasons Resort
Las Colinas (Host)
Par: 35-35—70Yards: 7,022
Cottonwood Valley Course
Par: 34-36—70Yards: 7,030
FedExCup Points: 25,000 Winner: 4,500
Purse: $6,300,000Winner: $1,134,000
2006 Champion: Brett Wetterich (268, -12)
EDS Byron Nelson Championship Notes
Brett Wetterich was 208th in the Official World Golf Ranking when he captured the 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Wetterich has since climbed to No. 26 in the Official World Golf Ranking through last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Brett Wetterich became the seventh player in tournament history to capture his first victory at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. The others were Don January (1956), Charles Coody (1964), Mark Hayes (1976), Neal Lancaster (1994), Robert Damron (2001) and Ted Purdy (2005).
The top finisher among past EDS Byron Nelson Championship winners last year was 2002 champion Shigeki Maruyama. He tied for sixth.
Brett Wetterich’s win in 2006 marked his sixth career top-10 in 81 starts on the PGA TOUR. Since his victory, Wetterich has logged five top-10s in just 26 starts.
Three players in 2006—Adam Scott (tied for third), Brian Davis and Charley Hoffman (both tied for eighth)—posted top-10s in their first starts at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.
Five players posted four rounds in the 60s at the 2006 EDS Byron Nelson Championship. They were Omar Uresti, Dudley Hart, Luke Donald, Brian Gay and Ernie Els. In 2005, 17 players had four rounds in the 60s.
Arron Oberholser broke the Cottonwood Valley course record of 61 with a 10-under-par 60 in the second round in 2006. Ernie Els posted a second-round 61 in 1995, while Tiger Woods matched the 61 in the first round in 1999. The 60 also matched the tournament record of 60 set by Sam Snead in 1957 in the second round en route to victory at Glen Lakes Country Club. With a birdie on No. 18, Oberholser would have become just the fourth player in PGA TOUR history to post a round of 59 in an official event. The three to shoot 59 in official TOUR events were Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic), Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational) and David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic).
Anthony Kim, currently 33rd in FedExCup points, is a Dallas resident who plays out of Royal Oaks Country Club. At 21, he is the youngest rookie on TOUR in 2007, with two top-10s to his credit, including a tie for third last week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Kim will be making his EDS Byron Nelson Championship debut this week.