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Nelson, Byron

Born: February 4, 1912 in Fort Worth, TX.
Died: Sept. 26, 2006

Byron Nelson's won his first Masters in 1937 staging an improbable come from behind victory over Ralph Guldahl. Nelson posted a course record 66 in the first round followed by a 72, then a 75 on Saturday that left an uphill battle on Sunday. In the final round, Nelson picked up 6 strokes on Guldahl on the par-3 12th and par-5 13th; his 32 on the back nine, gave him a 2 stroke victory.

Nelson's 1942 win came in a memorable playoff with his childhood friend and caddy mate, Ben Hogan. After two rounds, Nelson had a 10 stroke lead over Hogan. Hogan caught Nelson, shooting 67-70 in the final two rounds to force the playoff. Hogan jumped to an early 3 stroke lead in the playoff, but Nelson battled back, shooting 69-70 to beat Hogan and secure his second Masters title.

This 11" x 14" black and white historic photograph has a sepia tone and is available unframed or framed in a cherry finish with double matting and a gray parchment background and engraved brass title plate.

Framed outside dimensions are 18" x 22".

Item: PBN1


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