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Lord Byron's life full of interesting stories

Updated: October 3, 2006, 1:42 PM ET
By Bill Fields | Golf World

Over the years, as one address book and its dog-eared pages would yield to a fresh one, I never failed to smile while copying one particular name and number among friends, family and sources. Although he was the most available and courteous of sports legends, reachable by anyone with a phone, there was something cool about having Byron Nelson's number. He was, after all, the only person in my book who had won 52 PGA Tour titles, including 11 tournaments in a row (and 18 overall) in 1945.

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