On This Day

Larry Nelson

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson

Profession: Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level, including the 1983 U.S. Open and 1981 and 1987 PGA Championships.

Born: September 10, 1947
Birthplace: Fort Payne, Alabama, USA
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1981-08-09 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Larry Nelson wins by 4 strokes from Fuzzy Zoeller
  • 1983-06-20 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson in a storm affected Monday finish
  • 1987-08-09 PGA Championship Men's Golf, PGA National Palm Beach: Larry Nelson wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a playoff with fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • 1998-04-19 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Hale Irwin makes it 3 straight titles in the event with a convincing 7 stroke margin over runner-up Larry Nelson
  • 1999-04-04 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Graham Marsh of Australia wins his second Champions Tour major by 3 strokes from Larry Nelson
  • 2000-04-02 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Tom Kite wins his lone Champions Tour major with birdie on 6th playoff hole with Tom Watson & Larry Nelson
  • 2000-04-16 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Doug Tewell wins first of 2 Champions Tour major titles with a convincing 7 stroke margin from the foursome of Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Larry Nelson and Dana Quigley
  • 2000-07-16 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Raymond Floyd wins his 4th and final Champions Tour major by 1 stroke from Larry Nelson and Dana Quigley

Famous Golfers