gallery: golf's greatest artist: Steven Anthony Salerno ©2010
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Byron Nelson (1912 - 2006) the gentlemanly champion from Texas nicknamed “Lord Byron,” had 52 career PGA Tour tournament wins/ 5 major championship victories. In 1945 alone he won an amazing 18 total tournaments, with an astounding 11 wins in a row... a record that will never be broken. That year his scoring average was 68.33, a record which held until 2000 when it was broken by Tiger Woods. Byron Nelson retired in 1946 at age 34. The original art is pencil, gouache and watercolor on brown paper.