Byron Nelson Dies at 94

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
Categories: LifePGA Tour

Lord Byron Nelson passed away today at the age of 94. I love watching old video of his silky smooth swing and I love seeing that big smile he always had on his face.

How many titles would the amazing Byron Nelson have if he didn’t retire at age 34. Could you see Tiger Woods retiring in a little over 3 years?

Lord Byron holds a record that probably will never be broken by winning 11 straight tournaments on the PGA Tour. As good as Tiger is I still don’t ever see that happening.

In 1945 Byron won 18 times, including the 11 in a row. That record will probably never be broken either. The best you see in modern times is around 8-10 from Tiger and Vijay (a couple of years ago).

R.I.P. Byron and thanks.

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