Byron Nelson

Golfer Byron Nelson Full Name: Byron Nelson

United States of America

Profession: Golfer
Why Famous: Won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total tournaments in 1945.

Born: February 4, 1912
Birthplace: Waxahachie, Texas, USA
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: September 26, 2006 (aged 94)

Married Life

  • 1934-06-24 Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner
  • 1986-11-15 Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

Historical Events in the Life of Byron Nelson

  • 1937-04-04 4th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283
  • 1939-06-12 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • 1940-09-02 PGA Championship, Hershey CC: Byron Nelson wins his first PGA C'ship, beating Sam Snead 1 up in the Monday 36-hole final
  • 1942-04-12 9th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280
  • 1945-07-15 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio
  • 1945-08-04 American golfer Byron Nelson wins Canadian Open at Uplands & Thornhill CC for a record 11th consecutive PGA victory, on way to record season tally of 18
  • 1965-10-09 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

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