DALLAS (AP) — Sung Kang made a 23-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to finally take the lead for good at the Byron Nelson and held on for his first PGA Tour victory on a 27-hole Sunday at Trinity Forest.
That was the second of three consecutive birdies for Kang, the 31-year-old South Korean who lives in North Texas. In his 159th career PGA Tour start, Kang closed with a 4-under 67 to finish at 23 under and beat Matt Every and Scott Piercy by two strokes.
Every finished with a 66. Piercy, also in the final threesome, finished a bogey-free tournament with a 64. Brooks Koepka, the world’s No. 3-ranked player who now goes to Bethpage to defend his PGA Championship title, was fourth at 20 under after a 65.
Every and Kang played all four rounds together, including the extended day Sunday after the third round was delayed six hours by rain. A stroke behind Every when third-round play resumed, Kang completed a 68 to take a three-stroke lead over Every into the final round. Twice over the last two days, Every overcame deficits of at least four strokes and went ahead of Kang.
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