Nelson, Larry

Hometown:

USA

Fort Payne,
Alabama

Year Inducted:

2006

Induction Category:

PGA TOUR Ballot

Birth Date:

Sep 10, 1947

Larry Nelson

Professional Majors: 3

  • U.S. Open: 1983
  • PGA Championship: 1981, 1987

PGA TOUR Wins: 7

  • 1979: Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic, Western Open
  • 1980: Atlanta Classic
  • 1981: Greater Greensboro Open
  • 1984: Walt Disney World Golf Classic
  • 1987: Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic
  • 1988: Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic

Champions Tour Wins: 19

  • 1998: American Express Invitational, Pittsburgh Senior Classic, Boone Valley Classic
  • 1999: GTE Classic, Bruno’s Memorial Classic
  • 2000: Las Vegas Senior Classic, Boone Valley Classic, FleetBoston Classic, Foremost Insurance Championship, Bank One Senior Championship, Vantage Championship
  • 2001: MasterCard Championship, Royal Caribbean Classic, FleetBoston Classic, Farmers Charity Classic, SBC Championship
  • 2003: Constellation Energy Classic
  • 2004: FedEx Kinko’s Classic, Administaff Small Business Classic

Additional Wins: 11

  • 1978: Georgia Open
  • 1980: Tokai Classic
  • 1983: Dunlop International Open
  • 1988: PGA Grand Slam of Golf
  • 1989: Suntory Open
  • 1991: Dunlop Phoenix
  • 1998: Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge
  • 1999: Chrysler Senior Match Play Challenge
  • 2004: Office Depot Father/Son Challenge
  • 2007: Del Webb Father/Son Challenge
  • 2008: Del Webb Father/Son Challenge

Ryder Cup Appearances: 3

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1979, 1981, 1987

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • PGA Distinguished Service Award: 2011