AT&T to take over as title sponsor in Dallas

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 30 at 3:36 PM

DALLAS (AP) — The Byron Nelson Championship is getting a new title sponsor, which is sure to raise questions about Tiger Woods' event.

The PGA Tour said Friday that AT&T would take over as title sponsor of the Nelson in 2015, the year after the title contract of HP expires. AT&T recently moved its headquarters to Dallas.

AT&T is one of the most prominent sponsors in golf. Along with being a main corporate sponsor at the Masters, the company is the title sponsor on the PGA Tour at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the AT&T National at Congressional, which is run by the Tiger Woods Foundation. Its contract with Woods' foundation expires in 2014, the year before it takes over in Dallas.

AT&T also is title sponsor of a Champions Tour event.

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