At the 1945 event, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead finished play in regulation tied for the lead. Nineteen holes later in one of golf's most epic playoffs, Nelson conceded a putt to Snead giving him the tournament. Later that year, Nelson would complete a record-setting season by winning eighteen tournaments, 11 of them consecutively.
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