Sung Kang gets breakthrough victory in Byron Nelson ahead of PGA Championship

Dan Kilbridge, Golfweek
Published 8:10 p.m. ET May 12, 2019

With soft fairways and calm conditions, Trinity Forest didn’t offer much of a test in its second year hosting the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Nor did anyone in the field test Sung Kang down the stretch en route to his first career PGA Tour victory Sunday.

The 31-year-old from South Korea ran away from Matt Every, Brooks Koepka and the rest of the contenders with a 4-under 67 in the final round, securing victory in his 159th Tour start. Kang shot 23-under 261 for the week, the lowest winning score in relation to par since Adam Long took home the Desert Classic in January at 26 under.

Every finished T-2 alongside Scott Piercy at 22 under and was looking for his first win since the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational, as well as a spot in next week’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. He came up short in large part due to a two-shot swing at the par-4 15th hole, prior to which he was tied for the lead with Kang at 21 under.

Every missed the green from…

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