Nelson's legacy stretches far and wide
My last conversation with Byron Nelson was in August, just before the PGA Championship, just after Tiger Woods won the Buick Open for his 50th professional win. Byron was in the woodshop of his home in Roanoke, Texas, when I called, carving and whittling with those hands that won 11 straight tournaments in 1945.
Peggy, his wife, said to call after lunch, and at the appointed time, Lord Byron came to the phone, his voice as clear as ever. I loved listening to Byron Nelson. I loved his voice ...
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Byron Nelson: 1912-2006
Died: Sept. 26, 2006
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