Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Byron Nelson, one of the all-time great golfers, died today at age 94. Among Nelson's many accomplishments was his record streak of winning 11 straight tournaments, which he did in 1945.

Tiger Woods is currently on his own streak, having won the last five tournaments he's played. In the above-linked article on Nelson's passing, Woods is quoted as follows:

"In this day and age, with this competition, to win 11 in a row would be almost unheard of," Woods said after his fifth straight victory when asked how Nelson's accomplishment compared with others, like Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak.

"What Byron accomplished, that goes down as one of the great years in the history of our sport. ... DiMaggio's record, I see that being broken more than winning 11 in a row."

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