Who's who in golf - Larry Nelson


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Name: - Larry Nelson
Country: - USA
Born : - Sep 10, 1947
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1971

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MAJORS [3] : US PGA Championship (1981, 1987); US Open (1983). Multiple US Tour, Champions Tour and international tours winner. (See Tournament listings). PGA Tour wins (10). Champions Tour wins (17). Ryder Cups (3) : (1979, 1981, 1987).


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Top tournaments won by Larry Nelson

2008Snr AmericaFather/Son ChallengeChampionsGate123 (-21)$210,000
Played as the Del Webb Father/Son Challenge (Dec 6-7; post-season 36-hole scramble event; next played in 2012). Second-placed Davis Love III & Davis "Dru" Love IV (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champions Larry & Drew Nelson (USA). [International course, ChampionsGate Resort, Orlando, FL].
2007Snr AmericaFather/Son ChallengeChampionsGate120 (-24)$200,000
Played as the Del-Webb Father/Son Challenge (Dec 1/2; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Bob & Kevin Tway (USA) finished 2 shots behind Larry & Josh Nelson (USA). [International course, ChampionsGate Resort, Orlando, FL].
2004Snr AmericaFather/Son ChallengeChampionsGate119 (-25)$200,000
Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Dec 4/5; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Second-placed Bob & David Charles (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Larry & Drew Nelson (USA). [International course, ChampionsGate Resort, Orlando, FL].
2004Snr AmericaFedEx Kinko's ClassicHills CC, TX209 (-7)$240,000
Played as the FedEx Kinko's Classic (May 7-9). Second-placed Bruce Lietzke (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA). [The Hills CC, Hills of Lakeway, Austin, TX].
2004Snr AmericaInsperity InvtlAugusta Pines202 (-14)$240,000
Played as the inaugural Administaff Small Business Classic presented by KBR (Oct 8-10). Nelson (USA) beat Hale Irwin (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to record the last of his 19 Champions Tour wins. [Augusta Pines GC, Spring, Texas].
2003Snr AmericaConstellation Energy ClassicHayfields CC207 (-9)$225,000
Played as the Constellation Energy Classic (Sept 12-14; formerly Greater Baltimore Classic). Second-placed Jim Dent (USA) and Doug Tewell (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Hayfields CC, Cockeysville, nr Baltimore, MD].
2001Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipNashawtuc CC201 (-15)$210,000
Played as the FleetBoston Classic (June 22-24). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Nelson (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
2001Snr AmericaFarmers Charity ClassicEgypt Valley CC202 (-14)$210,000
Played as the Farmers Charity Classic (July 6-8). Second-placed Jim Ahern (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nelson (USA). [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
2001Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort197 (-19)$240,000
Played as the MasterCard Championship (Jan 18-21; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA). [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
2001Snr AmericaRoyal Caribbean ClassicCrandon, Key Biscayne29 pts$210,000
Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Feb 2-4; played on a modified stableford basis). Second-placed Vicente Fernandez (Arg) finished 1 point behind Nelson (USA). [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].
2001Snr AmericaSan Antonio Ch'shipDominion CC199 (-17)$210,000
Played as the SBC Championship (Oct 19-21). Second-placed Bob Gilder (USA) and Gary McCord (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Dominion CC, San Antonio, Texas].
2000Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipNashawtuc CC203 (-13)$195,000
Played as the FleetBoston Classic (Aug 25-27). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 4 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
2000Snr AmericaBank One Snr Ch'shipBent Tree CC, TX203 (-13)$210,000
Played as the Bank One Senior Championship (Sept 22-24). Second-placed Bill Brask (USA) and Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 6 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Bent Tree CC, Dallas, Texas].
2000Snr AmericaBoone Valley Classic200 (-16)$225,000
Played as the Boone Valley Classic (May 26-28). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].
2000Snr AmericaFarmers Charity ClassicEgypt Valley CC198 (-18)$165,000
Played as the Foremost Insurance Championship (Sept 1-3). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nelson (USA), who won on the Snr PGA Tour for the second straight week. [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
2000Snr AmericaLas Vegas Snr ClassicTPC Summerlin197 (-19)$210,000
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic (April 21-23). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 5 shots behind Nelson (USA). [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada].
2000Snr AwardsMoney Winner - US Snr Tr$2,708,005see Score
Nelson (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 2000 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,708,005 on the Tour. Bruce Fleisher (USA) was second with $2,373,977; Hale Irwin (USA) was third with $2,128,968.
2000Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Nelson (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2000Snr AmericaVantage ChampionshipTanglewood Park198 (-12)$225,000
Played as the Vantage Championship (Sep 29-Oct 1). Nelson (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA) with a birdie at the sixth playoff hole; Jim Dent (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Championship course, Tanglewood Park GC, Clemmons, nr Winston-Salem, NC].
1999Snr AmericaRegions Charity ClassicGreystone G&CC205 (-11)$180,000
Played as Bruno's Memorial Classic (Apr 30-May 2). Second-placed Dana Quigley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA), who recorded his fifth Snr PGA Tour win. [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
1999Snr AmericaSenior Match Play ChallengeDorado Beach3 & 2$240,000
Played as the Senior Match Play Challenge (Nov 13/14; unofficial Snr PGA Tr post-season event). Nelson (USA) beat Tom Jenkins (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [East course, Dorado Beach Resort, Puerto Rico].
1999Snr AmericaTampa Bay Pro-AmTPC Tampa Bay205 (-8)$180,000
Played as the GTE Classic (Feb 19-21). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nelson (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
1998Snr AmericaAmex InvitationalTPC Prestancia203 (-13)$180,000
Played as the American Express Invitational (Feb 20-22). Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time Senior PGA Tour winner Nelson (USA). [TPC Prestancia, Sarasota, Florida].
1998Snr AmericaBoone Valley Classic200 (-16)$195,000
Played as the Boone Valley Classic (Sept 25-27). Second-placed Graham Marsh (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].
1998Snr AmericaPittsburgh Snr ClassicSewickley Heights204 (-12)$165,000
Played as the Pittsburgh Senior Classic (May 29-31). Second-placed Bob Duval (USA) finished 5 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Sewickley Heights GC, Sewickley, Pennsylvania].
1991Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn276 (-12)¥36million
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 21-24; Japan Tr event). Nelson (USA) beat Isao Aoki (Jpn) with a par-three at the fourth playoff hole. Jay Don Blake (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole, Seve Ballesteros (Esp) at the third. Nelson's first prize equated to US$227,000. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
1988Men AmericaAtlanta ClassicAtlanta CC268 (-20)$126,000
Played as the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic (June 23-26). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA), who recorded the last of his ten PGA Tour wins. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1988Men AmericaGrand Slam of GolfKemper Lakes69 (-3)
Played as the PGA Grand Slam of Golf (May 30; unofficial event for the previous year's four Major winners). Second-placed Larry Mize (The Masters) and Scott Simpson (US Open) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (US PGA). Fourth was Greg Norman (alternate for Open Champion Nick Faldo). [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, Illinois].
1987Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipPGA National287 (-1)$150,000
The US PGA Championship (69th) (Aug 6-9). Nelson (USA) beat Lanny Wadkins (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th), to claim his second PGA Championship title and third major championship win. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1987Men AmericaWalt Disney ClassicDisney's Magnolia268 (-20)$108,000
Played as the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Morris Hatalsky (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
1984Men AmericaWalt Disney ClassicDisney's Magnolia266 (-22)$72,000
Played as the Walt Disney World Golf Classic (Oct 18-21). Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
1983Men MajorsUS OpenOakmont CC, PA280 (-4)$72,000
The US Open (83rd) (June 16-20). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nelson (USA), who recorded his second major championship win. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
1981Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipAtlanta Athletic Club273 (-7)$60,000
The US PGA Championship (63rd) (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time major championship winner Nelson (USA). [Highlands course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Atlanta, GA].
1981Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipForest Oaks CC281 (-7)$54,000
Played as the Greater Greensboro Open (April 2-5). Nelson (USA) beat Mark Hayes (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
1980Men AmericaAtlanta ClassicAtlanta CC270 (-18)$54,000
Played as the Atlanta Classic (June 5-8). Second-placed Don Pooley (USA) and defending champion Andy Bean (USA) finished 7 shots behind Nelson (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1979Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Butler Natl.286 (-2)$54,000
Played as the Western Open. Nelson (USA) beat Ben Crenshaw (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Butler National GC, Oak Brook, IL].
1979Men AmericaHonda ClassicInverrary CC274 (-14)$54,000
Played as Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic (March 8-11). Second-placed Grier Jones (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Nelson (USA). Jones also finished runner-up in this event in 1978. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].

 

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