Who was Byron Nelson?

Byron Nelson was an American professional golfer who played between 1935 and 1946. He was widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. In total he won 63 professional tournaments including 52 PGA Tour events.

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Byron Nelson was born on the 4th of February 1912 in Waxahachie, Texas and died on the 26th of September 2006.

He turned professional in 1932.

Byron is mostly remembered for having won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total tournaments in 1945.

Byron Nelson won 5 Major Championships, the Masters Tournament in 1937 and 1942, The US Open in 1939 and the PGA Championship in 1940 and 1945.

Nelson became the first player to reach 50 career PGA Tour wins.

The AT&T Byron Nelson tournament, which is held annually in Texas, is named after him.

He published his memoirs "How I Played The Game" in 1993.

In 1974 he received the Bob Jones Award and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.