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Byron Nelson RIP

According to news reports, golf legend Byron Nelson died today at [photopress:byronnelson2.jpg,full,alignright]noon at the age of 94. An account of his career can be found here. Needless to say, there’s a great Canadian connection to Nelson, as he won 11th straight tournament at Thornhill Country Club north of Toronto in 1945.

Nelson was a classy man and a legend. He was the last living of the three greats who hit the opening drive at the Masters.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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