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Going to the AT&T Byron Nelson this year will be a different experience for spectators and golf fans.

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For the second week in a row, Jordan Spieth is getting some home cooking. And a lot of love like the reception he got on the 18th hole at Colonial last week.

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Golfers at the 47th annual HP Byron Nelson Championship teed off Thursday in Irving. Proceeds from the tournament benefit an Oak Cliff school for low-income children. Some of those students got to play caddie this week.

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State and federal officials investigating the explosion at the West Fertilizer Company say the cause is still “undetermined”.

But at an afternoon press conference they said they had ruled out a number of causes including  a fire at the plant, spontaneous ignition and one of two electrical systems . 

ATF Special Agent Robert Champion identified three other potential causes still being investigated: a 120 volt electrical system; a golf cart ; or an intentionally set fire.

Authorities say this is still considered a criminal investigation

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Plans for a championship golf course on an old landfill site in southeast Dallas could land the annual Byron Nelson Championship and spark new development on the edge of the Great Trinity Forest. Officials launched the project Friday morning.

The city of Dallas and AT&T are pairing up to build a golf course near Loop 12 and I-45, the Dallas Morning News reports. Their goal: A PGA-quality course that might just take over the Byron Nelson Championship, which has been played in Las Colinas for nearly 30 years.