The impact of Byron Nelson’s life and his withstanding legacy for driving change in the world.
Byron Nelson’s golf achievements are well documented — 52 professional victories, five major championships, and an impressive year of 18 victories in 1945, highlighted by an unprecedented 11 wins in a row, that still holds strong over 75 years later.
“You can always argue who was the greatest player, but Byron is the finest gentleman the game has ever known.”
– Ken Venturi
One of the true legends of professional golf, Mr. Nelson etched out a career unlike anyone who played the game before or anyone who has played since. While his awe-inspiring accomplishments in the game of golf are widely revered, Mr. Nelson was perhaps best known as a true gentleman of the game. His kindness and dedication to his community won the respect and admiration of his peers, present-day players and fans of all ages.