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Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

Jason Day jumps to fourth in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jason Day's victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play lifted him to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings as of Monday's update.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
By United Press International

Bae leads after one round in Honolulu

HONOLULU, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Sang-Moon Bae, who captured his first PGA Tour win last year at the Byron Nelson Classic, grabbed the first-round lead Thursday at the Sony Open.
Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

Dufner leads PGA Championship after 63

PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Dufner, despite narrowly missing his chance at golf history Friday, vaulted into a 2-shot lead at the midway point of the PGA Championship.

Bae Sang-moon holds off Keegan Bradley for first PGA Tour win

IRVING, Texas, May 19 (UPI) -- Bae Sang-moon overcame windy conditions and held off a challenge from Keegan Bradley Sunday, carding a 1-under 69 to claim the Byron Nelson Championship.

Keegan Bradley maintains grip on Byron Nelson Championship

IRVING, Texas, May 18 (UPI) -- Second-round leader Keegan Bradley carded a 2-under 68 Saturday, maintaining his hold atop the Byron Nelson Championship after 54 holes.

Bradley stays in front at Nelson

IRVING, Texas, May 17 (UPI) -- Keegan Bradley shot a 1-under 69 in the worst of the afternoon heat Friday and maintained a 3-shot lead midway through the Byron Nelson Championship.

Bradley shoots 60 to lead Nelson

IRVING, Texas, May 16 (UPI) -- Keegan Bradley played his last three holes in 4-under Thursday and shot a course-record 60 that put him three shots in front at the Byron Nelson Championship.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

Johnson bests Dufner to win Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 27 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson fired a 2-over 72 Sunday to claim the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, ending Jason Dufner's bid for a third win in four tournaments.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
By United Press International
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John Byron Nelson, Jr. (February 4, 1912 – September 26, 2006) was an American PGA Tour golfer between 1935 and 1946.

He and two other well known golfers of the time, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, were born within 6 months of each other in 1912. Although he won many tournaments in the course of his relatively brief career, he is mostly remembered today for having won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total tournaments in 1945. He retired officially at the age of 34 to be a rancher, later becoming a commentator and lending his name to the HP Byron Nelson Championship, the first PGA Tour event to be named for a professional golfer. In 1974, Byron Nelson received the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.

He became the second recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. in 1974. He received the 1994 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, GCSAA's highest honor. Nelson received the Congressional Gold Medal shortly after his death in 2006.

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