IRVING (CBS11 SPORTS) – With this being the last week the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Irving, club pro Paul Earnest is filled with emotion.READ MORE: Semi Truck Driver Dead After Crash On I-30 In Royse City
On one hand, he’s playing this week on a sponsor’s exemption.
He says he’s thankful for the opportunity to showcase his passion for the game and tournament.
On the other, as the club pro for the last 20 years, he’s sad to see the event head to Dallas next year.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Earnest says he will spend this week thanking all the volunteers and Salesmanship Club members (Red Pants) who have made this tournament possible to be held here for the last 35 years.
The most special part of this week will be Paul’s son Brandon serving as his caddy.
Brandon says his dad has represented greatness for the last 20 years and this will be something they remember forever.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Severe Weather Threat For North Texas Late Tuesday Night, Early Wednesday Morning