1945 Byron Nelson’s Record Of 11 Consecutive Wins Begins In Miami
Paired with Harold “Jug” McSpaden, Byron Nelson won the Miami Four-Ball Championship, the first of his record 11 consecutive victories on the PGA Tour. Nelson also won the PGA Championship and Canadian Open during his streak before his run ended in early August. During that 11-tournament stretch, Nelson shot a record 19 consecutive rounds under 70. For his accomplishment, Nelson was named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1945 for the second consecutive year.