Golf great Byron Nelson, Sept. 26

Golf great Byron Nelson, Sept. 26 Byron Nelson, whose record of winning 11 consecutive professional events in 1945 remains one of golf's most unassailable records, died on Sept. 26. He was 94. Known as Lord Byron for his elegant swing and gentle manner, Nelson won 31 of 54 tournaments in 1944-45. Then, at age 34, he retired after the 1946 season to spend more time on his Texas ranch in Roanoke, Texas, where he died.
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