Byron Nelson career achievements and major championship wins

Byron Nelson career achievements and major championship wins

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Nelson Loved nothing more than spending time at his Texas ranch.
Karen Kuehn

Byron Nelson, known as Lord Byron, won 54 Tour events, including five majors — the 1937 and ’42 Masters, the ’39 U.S. Open, and the ’40 and ’45 PGA Championships. What truly set Nelson apart, though, was the 1945 season, when he put up a series of astounding numbers. He had 18 wins, including an untouchable record of 11 victories in a row, and to that he added another seven runner-up finishes. Quibble about the competition all you want, but his season scoring average remains a PGA Tour record: 68.33.

Byron Nelson on Golf.com

Byron Nelson in the SI Vault

• Byron Nelson Videos: SI Vault | Youtube

Byron Nelson World Golf Hall of Fame Profile

Byron Nelson: His Last Interview

Golf Magazine’s Connell Barrett interviewed Nelson shortly before his death in 2006. Read the Interview

Byron Nelson: The Streak

Sports Illustrated’s Jim Gorant on Byron Nelson’s win streak in 1945. Read the Article

Byron Nelson’s Major Championships

1937 Masters: Byron Nelson wins his first Masters

1942 Masters: Nelson beats Hogan in playoff

1939 U.S. Open: Byron Nelson wins the U.S. Open in a playoff

1940 PGA Championship: The Haig’s PGA

1945 PGA Championship: Lord Byron’s streak continues


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