The Local Knowlege


Impact: Byron Nelson, golf's most humble champion

By Alex Holmes

Byron Nelson Jan. 1, 1940.jpg"Winners are different. They're a different breed of cat."

Byron Nelson, who passed away in September 2006, was born on this day (Feb. 4) near Waxahachie, Texas, in 1912 -- the same year as Ben Hogan and Sam Snead.

Photo: Getty Images (Jan. 1, 1940)