With his sights set high on hosting the AT&T Byron Nelson (attbyronnelson.org) golf tournament later this month, TPC Craig Ranch owner David Craig has undoubtedly found the missing link to the perfect score.
David Craig guarantees that this year’s tournament will be anything but par for the course. PHOTO BY SEAN BERRY
We understand this has always been a dream of yours. What first sparked this vision? When we first started developing Craig Ranch, we worked tirelessly with the PGA Tour to develop a golf course that would be the crown jewel of our community, with the expectation of attracting a PGA Tour event. When we hired Tom Weiskopf to design TPC Craig Ranch, which was completed in 2004, my vision, my hope, my prayer was that it would someday be the host location for the Byron Nelson tournament. I knew in my heart that someday it would happen, and all the stars aligned in 2020.
What are you most looking forward to about the tournament’s location debut? This has been 20 years in the making, so just seeing it all come together is the best reward. Seeing your dream become a reality is very special. Raising money for the Momentous Institute, an organization that provides social emotional help to children, is really what this is all about.
David, the man, the myth, the legend—what is something we might not know? I think my secret talent is bringing people together, communicating and making connections. It’s all about relationships.
What is your dream for the future? I really hope TPC Craig Ranch will be home to the AT&T Byron Nelson for many years to come, and I feel certain that it will. ClubCorp is now the owner of TPC Craig Ranch and has done a fabulous job. My hope is that the entire metroplex is able to join the party with the Salesmanship Club and our members on our magnificent golf course as we celebrate the legacy of Byron Nelson for a great cause, the Momentous Institute. We have started something special here, and it will only get better.