Sung Kang wins Byron Nelson for first PGA Tour title

AP
Published 7:45 p.m. ET May 12, 2019

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.

EUROPEAN TOUR

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Marcus Kinhult…

Read Story