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A lavishly illustrated, magnificently produced celebration of Byron Nelson, who was recently honored with the PGA's Lifetime Achievement Award--from The American Golfer, Inc., creators of the hugely successful book The Hogan Mystique.
Byron Nelson, now 84 years old and living in Roanoke, Texas, set one of the most extraordinary records in sports history. In 1945 he won 18 tournaments, including 11 in a row. His record still stands today. Credited with developing the modern swing and recognized as one of the finest putters of all time, golf's true gentleman is a much-admired hero in the golfing world. Yet, little has been written about him and his remarkable techniques. Until now.
Byron Nelson presents the full story of Nelson's life and career, chronicling his path from his days as a caddie for Ben Hogan in Fort Worth, Texas, through the 54 PGA events he won as a professional golfer. With a foreword by Ben Crenshaw and essays by renowned sportswriters Dave Anderson, Nick Seitz, and Dan Jenkins and golfer Tom Watson, as well as analysis by Ken Venturi, and stats by Sal Johnson, Byron Nelson pays tribute to Nelson's lasting impact on the game.
Printed in Italy in six colors throughout and featuring elegant black-and-white photographs and a special eight-page double gatefold, Byron Nelson is the perfect gift for anybody who loves golf and appreciates the history of the game.