Will Zalatoris seeks win at home town Byron Nelson tournament

McKINNEY — When Will Zalatoris was wrapping up his second Texas high school golf championship in the spring of 2013, a fresh-faced Jordan Spieth — who also hails from the Metroplex — had just been given Special Temporary Member status on the PGA Tour as a reward for top-seven finishes in Puerto Rico and at the Tampa Bay Championship.

Just a month later, another Dallas golfer — Scottie Scheffler — won the 2013 US Junior Amateur Championship.

Fast forward to a year later, and Zalatoris captured the 2014 US Junior Amateur Championship at the Club at Carlton Woods, a course just a few hours to the southwest near Houston.

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And moving ahead a few nights in the time machine, Zalatoris was given the Special Temporary Member status in 2020 after posting top-eight showings at the US Open and the Corales Puntacana Championship.

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