Byron Nelson
FameRank: 6

"Won": 1937 Masters Tournament/1937, 1942 Masters Tournament/1942

/ usopen = "Won": 1939 U.S. Open (golf)/1939

/ open = 5th: 1937 Open Championship/1937

/ pga = "Won": 1940 PGA Championship/1940, 1945 PGA Championship/1945

/ wghofid = byron-nelson

/ wghofyear = 1974

/ award1 = Vardon Trophy

/ year1 = 1939

/ award2 = PGA Tour#Money winners and most wins leaders/PGA Tourleading money winner

/ year2 = 1944, 1945

/ award3 = Associated Press Athlete of the Year/Associated PressMale Athlete of the Year

/ year3 = 1944, 1945

/ award4 = Bob Jones Award

/ year4 = 1974

/ award5 = PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award/PGA Tour LifetimeAchievement Award

/ year5 = 1997

/ award6 = Payne Stewart Award

/ year6 = 2000

/ award7 = Congressional Gold Medal

/ year7 = 2006

/ awardssection = #Awards


Image:Golddusttwins.jpg/thumb/220px/The Gold Dust Twins:Harold "Jug" McSpaden (left)and "Lord" Byron Nelson (right)


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My God, he looks like he's beating a chicken.

It was so much different in those days. People ran their tournaments pretty much to suit themselves.

Arnold [Palmer} has what I call an 'Eisenhower smile'. Those two men, they'd smile and their whole faces would look so pleasant; it was like they were smiling all over.

One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing.

Winners are different. They're a different breed of cat.

The first step in building a solid, dependable attitude is to be realistic, not only about your inherent capabilities, but also about how well you are playing to those capabilities on any given day.

Golf is a lot like life. When you make a decision, stick with it.

Putting affects the nerves more than anything. I would actually get nauseated over three-footers.