How Byron Nelson High School alum Hayden Springer is working to play legend's namesake tournament

Hayden Springer, an alumnus of Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, Texas, is making significant strides in his golf career with aspirations of one day playing in THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson.

Springer's journey in golf began during his middle school years when he also played football and basketball. However, once he entered high school, he decided to focus exclusively on golf, and it was at Byron Nelson High School where he honed his golfing skills. After his high school years, he continued his education and golf career at Texas Christian University (TCU) in nearby Fort Worth.

Currently, Springer is competing on PGA TOUR Canada and has climbed to the No. 4 spot in the Fortinet Cup standings, which is the equivalent of the FedExCup on the PGA TOUR. He achieved his first victory on the PGA TOUR Canada at the CentrePort Canada Rail Park Manitoba Open in Winnipeg a couple of weeks ago. In the following week's event in Minnesota, he showcased his golfing prowess by shooting a third-round 61 and finishing tied for sixth.

As a proud alumnus of Byron Nelson High School, Springer's impressive performances are bringing positive attention to his alma mater.

Springer has a deep connection to THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson, an event he has been attending since childhood. This tournament, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, holds special significance for him. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, founded in 1920, has a mission to "transform children's lives."

Springer's strong performances in PGA TOUR Canada have raised hopes of moving up to the 2024 Korn Ferry Tour, which would put him one step closer to his ultimate goal of playing on the PGA TOUR. Achieving this dream would provide him with the opportunity to participate in an event that holds immense personal importance, THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson.

Playing in an event named after one of golf's legends, Byron Nelson, would be a meaningful accomplishment for Springer, especially as a graduate of Byron Nelson High School.