Byron Nelson

John Byron Nelson Jr. was an American professional golfer between 1935 and 1946, widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. Nelson and two other legendary champions... Wikipedia

  • Full name:  John Byron Nelson Jr.
  • Nickname:  Lord Byron
  • Born:  February 4, 1912, Waxahachie, Texas, U.S.
  • Died:  September 26, 2006, Roanoke, Texas, U.S.
  • Spouse:  Louise Shofner Nelson (1913–1985), (m. 1934–1985), Peggy Simmons Nelson (b. 1944), (m. 1986–2006)
  • Turned professional:  1932
  • Retired:  1946
  • Former tour(s):  PGA Tour
  • Professional wins:  64
  • PGA Tour:  52 (6th all time)
  • Other:  12
  • Masters Tournament:  Won: 1937, 1942
  • U.S. Open:  Won: 1939
  • The Open Championship:  5th: 1937
  • PGA Championship:  Won: 1940, 1945
  • World Golf Hall of Fame:  1974 (member page)
  • Vardon Trophy:  1939
  • PGA Tour, leading money winner:  1944, 1945
  • Associated Press, Male Athlete of the Year:  1944, 1945
  • Bob Jones Award:  1974
  • PGA Tour Lifetime, Achievement Award:  1997
  • Payne Stewart Award:  2000
  • Congressional Gold Medal:  2006
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo