AT&T Byron Nelson - R4

Kang clinches maiden PGA win

May 09-12
Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas
$7,900,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Sung Kang clinches maiden PGA win after marathon final day in AT&T Byron Nelson
Sung Kang, of South Korea, kisses the trophy after winning the Byron Nelson golf tournament on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Sung Kang earned his first PGA Tour victory with a final-round 67 at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.

The 31-year-old, who matched the Trinity Forest course record with a 61 in the second round, had to complete 27 holes on the last day after a severe weather delay hit round three.

He entered the final round with a three-shot lead over Matt Every but a sluggish start saw him even par through the first seven holes before birdies through holes eight to 10 got him back on track.


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The hot play continued across the back nine when a 23ft birdie on the par-four 15th – the second of three straight birdies – gave Kang the outright lead.

The South Korean closed out 23 under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Americans Every and Scott Piercy, who ended the tournament completely bogey-free.

In a press conference after the tournament, Kang said the win felt “amazing”.

Asked about a telephone conversation with his father in South Korea, where he was heard to say “I did it”, he added: My dad gave me a lot of support when I was young and sent me over to the US when I was 15 and gave me a lot of opportunity to learn from good pros.

“It helped me a lot, giving me support.”


Speaking of his closest challengers, he added: “These guys are unbelievable. Scott Piercy and Matt, making so many birdies on the front. I was like OK, I’m not even going to care about this anymore. Whatever they do, they do. I was just working on my game.”

Masters runner-up Brooks Koepka, who is looking to defend his US PGA Championship later this week, finished fourth at 20 under, while Scotland’s Martin Laird ended in a tie for 35th at 10 under.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-23
65
61
68
67
261
T2
Matthew Every
USA
-21
65
65
67
66
263
T2
Scott Piercy
USA
-21
67
69
63
64
263
4
Brooks Koepka
USA
-20
65
66
68
65
264
T5
Peter Uihlein
USA
-17
69
71
63
64
267
T5
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-17
69
68
66
64
267
T5
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-17
67
65
68
67
267
T5
Tyler Duncan
USA
-17
64
66
70
67
267
T5
Matt Jones
AUS
-17
65
70
65
67
267
T10
Justin Harding
RSA
-16
66
73
64
65
268
T10
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-16
69
66
65
68
268
T12
Pat Perez
USA
-15
67
71
67
64
269
T12
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-15
69
69
66
65
269
T12
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-15
69
69
66
65
269
T12
Doug Ghim
USA
-15
69
66
66
68
269
T12
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-15
70
69
62
68
269
T17
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-14
69
67
68
66
270
T17
Kramer Hickok
USA
-14
65
73
66
66
270
T17
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-14
69
66
67
68
270
T20
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-13
65
70
70
66
271
T20
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-13
67
69
66
69
271
T20
Shawn Stefani
USA
-13
65
72
64
70
271
T23
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-12
67
70
68
67
272
T23
Daniel Berger
USA
-12
66
72
66
68
272
T23
Thomas Pieters
BEL
-12
70
66
69
67
272
T23
Denny McCarthy
USA
-12
63
77
65
67
272
T23
Brady Schnell
USA
-12
72
67
64
69
272
T23
Cameron Tringale
USA
-12
69
69
69
65
272
T29
Davis Riley
USA
-11
68
69
66
70
273
T29
Joey Garber
USA
-11
68
69
66
70
273
T29
Morgan Hoffmann
USA
-11
70
68
65
70
273
T29
Jordan Spieth
USA
-11
68
67
67
71
273
T29
Nate Lashley
USA
-11
67
73
67
66
273
T29
Sepp Straka
AUT
-11
69
71
68
65
273
T35
Alexander Noren
SWE
-10
70
68
67
69
274
T35
Kevin Na
USA
-10
69
68
67
70
274
T35
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-10
66
70
69
69
274
T35
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-10
67
69
69
69
274
T35
Martin Laird
SCO
-10
67
66
70
71
274
T35
Cameron Davis
AUS
-10
67
69
70
68
274
T35
Zack Sucher
USA
-10
67
68
68
71
274
T35
Russell Henley
USA
-10
71
67
69
67
274
T43
David Lingmerth
SWE
-9
71
68
65
71
275
T43
Russell Knox
SCO
-9
68
69
68
70
275
T43
Aaron Wise
USA
-9
69
69
66
71
275
T43
Curtis Luck
AUS
-9
71
67
66
71
275
T43
Beau Hossler
USA
-9
67
66
70
72
275
T43
Bud Cauley
USA
-9
70
69
64
72
275
T43
Harris English
USA
-9
68
71
68
68
275
T43
Johnson Wagner
USA
-9
72
68
67
68
275
T43
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-9
66
67
69
73
275
T43
Ryan Palmer
USA
-9
68
69
71
67
275
T53
Michael Thompson
USA
-8
66
68
71
71
276
T53
Kevin Tway
USA
-8
70
66
70
70
276
T53
Bill Haas
USA
-8
68
70
69
69
276
T53
Troy Merritt
USA
-8
65
74
68
69
276
T53
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-8
70
70
67
69
276
T53
Brandon Harkins
USA
-8
68
72
69
67
276
T59
Keith Mitchell
USA
-7
66
73
66
72
277
T59
Brian Stuard
USA
-7
67
72
70
68
277
T59
J. J. Spaun
USA
-7
66
70
72
69
277
T59
Abraham Ancer
USA
-7
69
71
69
68
277
T63
Patrick Reed
USA
-6
70
68
67
73
278
T63
Branden Grace
RSA
-6
69
70
66
73
278
T63
Seth Reeves
USA
-6
66
70
70
72
278
T63
Daniel Chopra
SWE
-6
72
67
69
70
278
T67
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
68
72
69
70
279
T67
Tom Hoge
USA
-5
64
75
70
70
279
T69
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
-4
68
69
70
73
280
T69
Ryan Moore
USA
-4
69
70
68
73
280
T69
Brian Gay
USA
-4
68
72
69
71
280
MDF
Ben Crane
USA
-3
68
72
70
210
MDF
Chad Campbell
USA
-3
65
73
72
210
MDF
Chase Wright
USA
-3
68
72
70
210
MDF
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-3
68
72
70
210
MDF
Peter Malnati
USA
-3
70
69
71
210
MDF
Sam Burns
USA
-3
66
72
72
210
MDF
Wes Roach
USA
-3
70
70
70
210
MDF
Alex Prugh
USA
-2
68
71
72
211
MDF
Chad Collins
USA
-2
68
72
71
211
MDF
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
72
68
71
211
MDF
Seamus Power
IRL
-2
72
67
72
211
MDF
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
Par
71
69
73
213
CUT
Alvaro Ortiz
MEX
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Derek Oland
USA
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
71
70
141
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
John Senden
AUS
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Will MacKenzie
USA
-1
73
68
141
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
Par
70
72
142
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
Par
69
73
142
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
Par
70
72
142
CUT
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
Par
71
71
142
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
Par
72
70
142
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
1
73
70
143
CUT
Andres Romero
ARG
1
67
76
143
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
1
69
74
143
CUT
Hank Lebioda
USA
1
74
69
143
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
1
71
72
143
CUT
John Chin
USA
1
69
74
143
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
2
74
70
144
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
2
68
76
144
CUT
Cody Gribble
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Colt Knost
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
3
70
75
145
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
3
76
69
145
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
3
73
72
145
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
3
70
75
145
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Roland Thatcher
USA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
5
77
70
147
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
5
68
79
147
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
5
74
73
147
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Stuart Deane
AUS
5
73
74
147
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
5
73
74
147
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
5
68
79
147
CUT
Zack Fischer
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
6
75
73
148
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
6
75
73
148
CUT
George McNeill
USA
6
70
78
148
CUT
Kris Blanks
USA
6
72
76
148
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
7
73
76
149
CUT
Todd Balkin
AUS
7
75
74
149
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
7
77
72
149
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
8
76
74
150
CUT
Tony Romo
USA
8
76
74
150
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
10
75
77
152
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
11
78
75
153
CUT
Roberto Castro
USA
11
71
82
153
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
USA
12
76
78
154
RET
Charles Howell III
USA
Par
72
72
RET
D. J. Trahan
USA
Par
0
RET
Martin Trainer
USA
Par
78
78
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