Byron Nelson

1912 - 2006

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John Byron Nelson Jr. (February 4, 1912 – September 26, 2006) was an American professional golfer between 1935 and 1946, widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. Nelson and two other legendary champions of the time, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, were born within seven months of each other in 1912. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Byron Nelson has received more than 654,801 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Byron Nelson is the 16th most popular golfer (down from 15th in 2019), the 11,517th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,521st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Golfer.

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Among golfers, Byron Nelson ranks 16 out of 61Before him are Lee Trevino, Sam Snead, Greg Norman, Annika Sörenstam, Tom Watson, and George Lyon. After him are Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Vijay Singh, Pak Se-ri, and Ian Woosnam.

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Among people born in 1912, Byron Nelson ranks 351Before him are Richard Carlson, Tillie Olsen, Tip O'Neill, Muriel Humphrey Brown, Frank Lovejoy, and Danny Thomas. After him are Studs Terkel, Zohra Sehgal, Henry M. Jackson, Dorothy Janis, Friedrich Maurer, and Gerald Emmett Carter. Among people deceased in 2006, Byron Nelson ranks 340Before him are Atanas Mihaylov, Tamara Dobson, Jack Wild, Adrienne Shelly, Nellie Connally, and Lou Jones. After him are Luki Botha, Paul Hunter, Geir Ivarsøy, Ken Fletcher, Brian Labone, and Gennadiy Tsygankov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Byron Nelson ranks 11,517 out of 18,182Before him are Brandy Ledford (1969), Bethany Joy Lenz (1981), Noah Beery (1882), Tom Tully (1908), Lou Jones (1932), and Vince Edwards (1928). After him are Damian Lillard (1990), Ronnie Montrose (1947), Edward Rutledge (1749), Studs Terkel (1912), Alberto Gonzales (1955), and Kris Humphries (1985).

Among GOLFERS In United States

Among golfers born in United States, Byron Nelson ranks 10Before him are Ben Hogan (1912), Walter Hagen (1892), Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911), Lee Trevino (1939), Sam Snead (1912), and Tom Watson (1949). After him are Phil Mickelson (1970), John Daly (1966), Fred Couples (1959), Bubba Watson (1978), Michelle Wie (1989), and Dustin Johnson (1984).