Byron Nelson, 1939


Owned by:  International News Photo

Artwork Location:  1939 - 40th Western Open

Type:  Golf Tournaments

Medium:  Photographs

Artwork Reference:  82325


International News caption read: -- "Byron Nelson of Reading PA., the National Open Champion, won the Western Open Golf title with a score of 281, two under par for the 72-hole route at the Medinah Country Club today. He is shown holding the golf championship cup. July 23, 1939." Byron won $750 from the $3,000 purse. The event was sponsored by the Western Golf Association for the benefit of "Chick" Evans Caddy Scholarship Foundation at Northwestern University.