John Byron Nelson, Jr was not only one of the best golfers of his generation but also of all time. Born in 1912 and known simply as Byron Nelson, his career was somewhat short but the American will always be remembered for winning eleven tournaments in a row.
Nelson was the first golfer to have a tournament named after him, the Byron Nelson Classic and this is still a fixture on the PGA Tour today. The event currently comes under the official title of AT & T Byron Nelson but is still known among golf fans as the Byron Nelson Classic.
Only two players have won the Byron Nelson more than twice and that's Sam Snead and Tom Watson. Recent winners include Bae Sang-moon, Jason Dufner, Jason Day and Brendon Todd.
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As with many of the great US PGA Tour events, such as the Byron Nelson, it's a good opportunity to take advantage of the 'golf deal of the day'. Many of the top golf manufacturers like to coincide their golf deal of the day promotions with PGA Tour events, some of which can be offered at the tournament itself. The Byron Nelson is a good example of a golf tournament, where some of the world's top golf companies display their products and offer them for sale.
Some of these manufacturers will use each of the four days to present their golf deal of the day, with a different item being reduced each day over the course of the weekend. It's a fantastic opportunity to pick up that special item of golf equipment, which has perhaps been out of each at other times.
It's not only at golf tournaments where bargains can be found. When big tournaments like the Byron Nelson are being contested, local golf clubs and online golf stores, see this as an ideal time to run their golf deal of the day promotions. Of course, as the name suggests, many online stores and golf clubs will run these deals daily throughout the calendar year. However, when popular PGA Tour events are being played, this can often be the time that the golf deal of the day is a special, one off item. This could be a particular brand of golf club, clothing or accessory, that is sought after by the golfing public, meaning that there are often a limited amount available.
The Byron Nelson is sure to have presented some great golf deal of the day opportunities for golfers around the world. If you missed out, don't worry as there are sure to be more, especially as the big tournaments are played out during the summer months.