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 Byron Nelson

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Byron Nelson

Birth
Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Death 26 Sep 2006 (aged 94)
Roanoke, Denton County, Texas, USA
Burial Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15896420 View Source
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Professional Golfer. Real name John Byron Nelson Jr. He was considered by many, along with Ben Hogan and Sam Snead as one of the greatest golfers during the 1930's and 1940's. He was a two-time winner of the PGA Championship (1940 and 1945) and the Masters Golf Tournament (1937 and 1942). He also won the 1939 US Open. In 1945, Nelson had 11 consecutive tournamant victories, a record that still stands. During his career, Nelson had more than 50 tournament wins. He was influential to such golfers as Tom Watson. Nelson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 26 Sep 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15896420
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15896420/byron-nelson : accessed ), memorial page for Byron Nelson (4 Feb 1912–26 Sep 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15896420, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .