The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 26, 2006

President Saddened by Passing of Byron Nelson

I was saddened to learn today of the passing of Byron Nelson. Byron Nelson was a legend in the game of golf, setting extraordinary standards for excellence on the course. More importantly, he was a true gentleman and role model for generations of golfers. Laura and I join fellow Texans and the sports world in extending our sympathies to his wife, Peggy, and his family and friends.

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