How Jordan Spieth Helped Inspire Byron Nelson Documentary

How Jordan Spieth Helped Inspire Byron Nelson Documentary

Jordan Spieth birdied his first hole of the tournament.

Jordan Spieth had the richest season in golf history, won two majors, is a future Olympian and apparently can add “Helping to inspire documentaries about golf icons” to his list of accomplishments.

It was a note from Spieth to Byron Nelson’s widow, Peggy, that said “I’m trying to live my life like my role model Byron Nelson” that helped inspire Drew Allen to make a documentary about Lord Byron. 

Allen happens to be Nelson’s third cousin. 

“When Peggy told me that story I realized the importance of Byron’s influence,” Allen said in a press release “I just sat and thought about how far reaching his impact was, even after he was gone, and I want to make sure that future generations will also be inspired by his life.” 

Coincidently, Allen and Spieth also share some history: both are Jesuit Dallas alumni.