Nelson, Byron

Hometown:

USA

Long Branch,
Texas

Year Inducted:

1974

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Feb 04, 1912 -
Sep 26, 2006

Byron Nelson

Professional Majors: 5

  • Masters Tournament: 1937, 1942
  • U.S. Open: 1939
  • PGA Championship: 1940, 1945

PGA TOUR Wins: 47

  • 1935: New Jersey State Open
  • 1936: Metropolitan Open
  • 1937: Belmont County Club Match Play
  • 1938: Thomasville Open, Hollywood Open
  • 1939: Phoenix Open, North and South Open, Western Open
  • 1940: Texas Open, Miami Open
  • 1941: Greater Greensboro Open, Tam O’Shanter Open, Miami Open
  • 1942: Oakland Open, Tam O’Shanter Open
  • 1944: San Francisco Victory Open, Knoxville War Bond Tournament, New York Red Cross Tourney, Tam O’Shanter Open, Nashville Open, Texas Victory Open, San Francisco Open, Minneapolis Four-ball
  • 1945: Phoenix Open, Corpus Christi Open, New Orleans Open, Charlotte Open, Greater Greensboro Open, Durham Open, Atlanta Open, Montreal Open, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Victory National Open, Tam O’Shanter Open, Canadian Open, Knoxville Invitational, Esmeralda Open, Seattle Open, Glen Garden Invitational, Miami Four-ball
  • 1946: Los Angeles Open, San Francisco Open, New Orleans Open,
    Houston Open, Columbus Invitational, Chicago Victory National Open
  • 1951: Bing Crosby Pro-Am

Additional Wins: 12

  • 1937 Central Pennsylvania Open
  • 1939 Massachusetts Open
  • 1940 Ohio Open
  • 1941 Ohio Open, Seminole Pro-Am
  • 1942 Toledo Open, Ohio Open
  • 1943 Kentucky Open
  • 1944 New York Open, Beverly Hills Open
  • 1948 Texas PGA Championship
  • 1955 French Open

Ryder Cup Apperances: 3

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1937, 19647
  • Captain: 1965

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Vardon Trophy: 1939
  • PGA Tour Money Winner: 1944, 1945
  • Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: 1944, 1945
  • Bob Jones Award: 1974
  • Old Tom Morris Award: 1994
  • PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award: 1997
  • Payne Stewart Award: 2000
  • Congressional Gold Medal: 2006