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Verplank looks to the sky after his win at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship

Well it truly was a special win for Mr. Verplank this weekend.  This was the first year of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship that Byron Nelson himself wasn’t there to host, he past away this past September.  Scott Verplank is a native of Irving, Texas where the tournament was held making it even more special.  Before the final round this past Sunday Verplank said winning this tournament would be the highlight of his career, he considered the tournament a fifth major to him.  This is saying a lot considering he has 4 wins on tour as well as a couple Ryder Cup Teams under his belt, which many players would consider their to be the highlights of their careers.  It was an exciting final round, Luke Donald gave his 3 shot lead up to Verplank fairly early in the round and chipped away and had a 10 foot putt on 18 to send it into extra holes, but couldn’t get it done.

 

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The following is a short video tribute to the man loved by everyone, Byron Nelson…

 

Byron Nelson is held in a special place in everyone’s heart that not only was a friend of his but just new all the good things he’s done for golfers all over.  Nelson is considered to be the nicest man ever met by many people, not just golfers.  He would dedicate his life to helping others and never brag about his golf accomplishments, even though he has some records that will never be broken, including 11 straight wins on the PGA Tour.  Nelson didn’t once talk down to anyone, he would watch and analyze modern golfers of today and pull them aside and personally tell them what they are doing wrong.  He would send letters to players to tell them things, most of which will never be forgotten.  His legacy will live on forever in our hearts and through his yearly tournament.

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