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 490,691 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Byron Nelson is the 16th most popular golfer (down from 11th in 2019), the 10,543rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,409th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Golfer.

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Among golfers, Byron Nelson ranks 16 out of 62. Before him are Walter Hagen, Lee Trevino, Old Tom Morris, Greg Norman, George Lyon, and Tom Watson. After him are Annika Sörenstam, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, and Pak Se-ri.

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Among people born in 1912, Byron Nelson ranks 305Before him are Sheikh Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein, Tillie Olsen, Muriel Humphrey Brown, Henry M. Jackson, Studs Terkel, and Danny Thomas. After him are Gerald Emmett Carter, Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ollerenshaw, Dale Evans, June Havoc, and Dane Clark. Among people deceased in 2006, Byron Nelson ranks 296Before him are Shirley Walker, G. William Miller, Annette Rogers, Soraya, Valentín Elizalde, and Adrienne Shelly. After him are Tamara Dobson, Martin David Kruskal, Brian Labone, Edward Albert, Jack Wild, and Naushad.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Byron Nelson ranks 10,543 out of 15,968. Before him are Maria Pitillo (1965), Steve Earle (1955), Brenda Chapman (1962), Ryan Adams (1974), Josie Bissett (1970), and Janelle Monáe (1985). After him are Tim Keller (1950), Arielle Kebbel (1985), Philip Freneau (1752), Raymond T. Odierno (1954), Glen Benton (1967), and Martika (1969).

Among GOLFERS In United States

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