Larry Nelson's Bio

Larry Nelson was born in Ft. Payne, Ala., on September 10, 1947. He did not begin playing golf until returning home from military service in Vietnam, but in 1970, he began working for Bert Seagraves, Head Golf Professional at the Pine Tree Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga. Less than four years later, he qualified for the PGA Tour. Mr. Nelson won a total of 10 times on the PGA Tour, including three major championships: the 1981 PGA Championship, the 1987 PGA Championship, and the 1983 U.S. Open. He also won the 1980 and 1988 Atlanta Classic tournaments. Mr. Nelson was a member of three Ryder Cup Teams. He served as Player/Director of the PGA Policy Board for two separately elected teams. On the PGA Senior Tour since 1997, he has won 17 times to date. Internationally, he has won the 1999 Chrysler Senior Match Play Challenge.