PGA Tour Brunch - K.H. Lee Wins Byron Nelson Classic
In final round, K.H. Lee birdied four of first six holes and 71st and 72nd holes to claim his first PGA Tour victory. Lee became the second consecutive Korean-born player to win the AT&T Byron Nelson joining Sung Kang in 2019. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the coronavirus global pandemic.
The tournament’s 54-hole leader, Sam Burns (2nd place/-22), closed with a 2-under (70) in his bid to become the first player since Camilo Villegas in 2008 to have his first two Tour victories come in back-to-back starts. Burns won the Valspar Championship in his last start two weeks ago.
With the runner-up finish at TPC Craig Ranch, Burns moved to No. 5 in the FedExCup points standings.
Patton Kizzire (T-3/-21) posted the low round of the day with a 9-under (63), resulting in his best finish on Tour since winning the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii.
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Final Leaderboard at AT&T Byron Nelson Classic
K.H. Lee 65-65-67-66—263 (-25)
Sam Burns 65-62-69-70—266 (-22)
Patton Kizzire 69-64-71-63—267 (-21)
Daniel Berger 69-67-67-64—267 (-21)
Scott Stallings 67-71-63-66—267 (-21)
Charl Schwartzel 65-68-66-68—267 (-21)
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On This Day in Golf History:
May 17, 2009 - One day after matching the La Cantera course record by shooting a 10-under (60), Zach Johnson captured the Valero Texas Open Championship in San Antonio by defeating James Driscoll on the first hole of a sudden death playoff. Johnson hit a 12-foot birdie putt to win his sixth PGA Tour title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE