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The one record that is likely to remain intact in professional golf is Byron Nelson's 11 consecutive tournament victories in 1945. His scoring average in that phenomenal streak was an incredible 68.33 strokes per round during 120 rounds of competition. Nelson was born on February 4, 1912 in the farming community of Long Branch near Waxahachie. He began his golf career as a caddy (along with Ben Hogan) at the Glen Garden Country Club in Fort Worth. In 1939 Nelson won the U.S. Open at the Philadelphia Country Club as well as the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average in a year. He won the PGA championship (1940, 1945), and the Masters (1937 and 1942) twice and was on the Ryder Cup team in 1937 and 1947. He finished in the money 113 consecutive times. Nelson was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1955.

Byron Nelson