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Numbers prove Nelson is still King of the Wild

Updated: March 27, 2008, 10:29 AM ET
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

Tiger Woods' abbreviated march toward the PGA Tour's consecutive victory mark stalled at five this week -- less than halfway to Byron Nelson's all-time record of 11 that was established in 1945. The mere mention of a comparison between the two streaks has produced two separate schools of thought on which is the more impressive of the two.

The Nelson School: Unlike Tiger, Byron teed it up nearly every single week and didn't have the luxury of traveling in his own personal Gulfstream. ...

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