AT&T Byron Nelson R3

Sam Burns takes 1-shot lead into final day

Byron Nelson 2021 R3
May 13-16
TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas
$8,100,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Sam Burns shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to retain the lead of the AT&T Byron Nelson in spite of making his first bogeys of the tournament at the first and sixth holes.


Byron Nelson 2021 R3

“I don’t have to play perfect,” he said. “(I) always felt for a long time I had to play perfect on Sunday to win. That’s just not the case.”

“You’re going to make mistakes. You need to limit those.”


Byron Nelson 2021 R3

Burns is hoping to become the first player to get his first two PGA Tour title in back-to-back events since Camilo Villegas in 2008.

A shot behind Burns is South Korean K.H. Lee who fired a 67 and could earn a spot in next week’s PGA Championship with a win.


Byron Nelson 2021 R3

“We have more holes, 18 holes, so never think about win,” said Lee. “So no pressure (on) myself and just keep positive and play golf and then we see.”

Local favourite Jordan Spieth made six birdies from the 6th to the 14th but lost his momentum with consecutive bogeys at the 15th and 16th before closing his round with an eagle at the par-5 18th for a 66. He is tied alongside Charl Schwartzel (66), Matt Kuchar (66) and Alex Noren (70) at 17-under.


Byron Nelson 2021 R3

“Once it got on the green, it looked good,” said Spieth of his eagle. “Started the putter raise and I wasn’t positive it was going in because the angle it was coming in at. I wanted to do the no look to the crowd, but, I mean, it was a really cool moment.”

Tee times for Sunday have been moved earlier and players will play in threesomes in a bid to avoid the heavy rain in the forecast.

Byron Nelson 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Sam Burns
-20
65
62
69
196
2
K.H. Lee
-19
65
65
67
197
T3
Charl Schwartzel
-17
65
68
66
199
T3
Matt Kuchar
-17
67
66
66
199
T3
Jordan Spieth
-17
63
70
66
199
T3
Alex Noren
-17
65
64
70
199
T7
Seamus Power
-16
65
68
67
200
T7
Doc Redman
-16
64
67
69
200
T9
Scott Stallings
-15
67
71
63
201
T9
Harris English
-15
70
68
63
201
T9
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-15
64
71
66
201
T9
Bronson Burgoon
-15
68
66
67
201
T9
Ben Martin
-15
65
69
67
201
T9
Joseph Bramlett
-15
64
70
67
201
T15
Adam Schenk
-14
66
70
66
202
T15
Ryan Palmer
-14
67
69
66
202
T15
Brandt Snedeker
-14
66
68
68
202
T18
Jhonattan Vegas
-13
65
72
66
203
T18
Scott Brown
-13
66
71
66
203
T18
Daniel Berger
-13
69
67
67
203
T18
Marc Leishman
-13
66
69
68
203
T18
Roger Sloan
-13
66
68
69
203
T18
Carlos Ortiz
-13
67
66
70
203
T18
Wyndham Clark
-13
66
68
69
203
T25
Troy Merritt
-12
68
70
66
204
T25
Luke Donald
-12
65
73
66
204
T25
Satoshi Kodaira
-12
67
71
66
204
T25
Mark Hubbard
-12
65
71
68
204
T25
Ryan Armour
-12
70
66
68
204
T25
Sepp Straka
-12
68
67
69
204
T25
Hank Lebioda
-12
67
67
70
204
T25
Patton Kizzire
-12
69
64
71
204
T25
J.J. Spaun
-12
63
69
72
204
T34
Talor Gooch
-11
69
69
67
205
T34
Brian Stuard
-11
69
69
67
205
T34
Wesley Bryan
-11
67
71
67
205
T34
Will Zalatoris
-11
70
68
67
205
T34
Johnson Wagner
-11
67
71
67
205
T34
Rob Oppenheim
-11
68
69
68
205
T34
Jon Rahm
-11
68
69
68
205
T34
Scottie Scheffler
-11
67
70
68
205
T34
Lee Westwood
-11
71
64
70
205
T34
Vincent Whaley
-11
69
65
71
205
T44
Rory Sabbatini
-10
67
71
68
206
T44
Hideki Matsuyama
-10
68
70
68
206
T44
Patrick Rodgers
-10
71
66
69
206
T44
Pat Perez
-10
70
67
69
206
T44
Russell Knox
-10
69
67
70
206
T44
Si Woo Kim
-10
66
70
70
206
T50
Michael Kim
-9
69
67
71
207
T50
Sean O’Hair
-9
67
69
71
207
T50
Aaron Wise
-9
64
72
71
207
T50
Charles Howell III
-9
65
70
72
207
T50
Sebastián Muñoz
-9
66
68
73
207
T50
Ted Potter, Jr.
-9
66
68
73
207
T56
Keith Mitchell
-8
67
71
70
208
T56
Mark Anderson
-8
68
69
71
208
T56
Sung Kang
-8
67
69
72
208
T59
Wes Roach
-7
68
70
71
209
T59
Cameron Champ
-7
72
66
71
209
T59
Dylan Meyer
-7
66
72
71
209
T59
Martin Laird
-7
72
66
71
209
T59
Luke List
-7
68
69
72
209
T59
Bryson DeChambeau
-7
69
68
72
209
T59
Michael Gligic
-7
65
72
72
209
T59
Nelson Ledesma
-7
68
68
73
209
T59
Bo Hoag
-7
66
71
72
209
68
Brice Garnett
-6
68
69
73
210
T69
D.J. Trahan
-5
69
69
73
211
T69
Michael Gellerman
-5
67
71
73
211
T69
Austin Cook
-5
68
68
75
211
72
Cameron Percy
-2
68
70
76
214
CUT
Will Gordon
-5
69
70
 
139
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
-5
68
71
 
139
CUT
Ricky Barnes
-5
68
71
 
139
CUT
Harry Higgs
-5
68
71
 
139
CUT
Rickie Fowler
-5
67
72
 
139
CUT
Jason Day
-5
70
69
 
139
CUT
David Hearn
-5
70
69
 
139
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
-5
72
67
 
139
CUT
Rhein Gibson
-5
66
73
 
139
CUT
Thomas Pieters
-5
70
69
 
139
CUT
Antoine Rozner
-5
68
71
 
139
CUT
John Catlin
-5
67
72
 
139
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
-5
69
70
 
139
CUT
James Hahn
-5
71
68
 
139
CUT
Tom Lewis
-5
71
68
 
139
CUT
Kevin Tway
-5
70
69
 
139
CUT
Andrew Putnam
-5
69
70
 
139
CUT
Jimmy Walker
-5
70
69
 
139
CUT
Cole Hammer (a)
-5
68
71
 
139
CUT
Jonas Blixt
-4
66
74
 
140
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
-4
70
70
 
140
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
-4
72
68
 
140
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
-4
70
70
 
140
CUT
Kris Ventura
-4
66
74
 
140
CUT
Ryan Brehm
-4
68
72
 
140
CUT
Danny Lee
-4
71
69
 
140
CUT
Sergio Garcia
-4
65
75
 
140
CUT
Martin Trainer
-4
71
69
 
140
CUT
Andrew Landry
-4
69
71
 
140
CUT
Kramer Hickok
-4
69
71
 
140
CUT
Rafael Campos
-4
69
71
 
140
CUT
MJ Daffue
-4
67
73
 
140
CUT
Peter Uihlein
-3
70
71
 
141
CUT
Charlie Beljan
-3
71
70
 
141
CUT
Hunter Mahan
-3
71
70
 
141
CUT
K.J. Choi
-3
68
73
 
141
CUT
Scott Harrington
-3
67
74
 
141
CUT
Brooks Koepka
-3
71
70
 
141
CUT
Scott Piercy
-3
73
68
 
141
CUT
Padraig Harrington
-3
66
75
 
141
CUT
Bill Haas
-2
72
70
 
142
CUT
Nick Watney
-2
68
74
 
142
CUT
Matt Fitzpatrick
-2
72
70
 
142
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
-2
68
74
 
142
CUT
John Huh
-2
72
70
 
142
CUT
Doug Ghim
-2
71
71
 
142
CUT
Ryan Moore
-2
69
73
 
142
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-2
71
71
 
142
CUT
Tom Lovelady
-2
72
70
 
142
CUT
Zack Sucher
-2
69
73
 
142
CUT
Chesson Hadley
-2
67
75
 
142
CUT
Hudson Swafford
-2
73
69
 
142
CUT
Shawn Stefani
-2
67
75
 
142
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
-1
72
71
 
143
CUT
J.B. Holmes
-1
74
69
 
143
CUT
Kevin Chappell
-1
74
69
 
143
CUT
J.J. Henry
-1
70
73
 
143
CUT
Beau Hossler
-1
72
71
 
143
CUT
Tom Hoge
-1
68
75
 
143
CUT
Sam Ryder
-1
70
73
 
143
CUT
Ryan Blaum
-1
71
72
 
143
CUT
Greg Chalmers
-1
69
74
 
143
CUT
John Senden
-1
70
73
 
143
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
-1
73
70
 
143
CUT
Grayson Murray
E
75
69
 
144
CUT
Pierceson Coody (a)
E
74
70
 
144
CUT
Josh Teater
1
71
74
 
145
CUT
Tyler Duncan
1
70
75
 
145
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
1
70
75
 
145
CUT
Ryan Lumsden
1
71
74
 
145
CUT
Chris Baker
1
69
76
 
145
CUT
Fabián Gómez
1
70
75
 
145
CUT
Nate Lashley
1
71
74
 
145
CUT
David Lingmerth
2
75
71
 
146
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
2
72
74
 
146
CUT
Matt Every
2
70
76
 
146
CUT
Ben Taylor
2
73
73
 
146
CUT
Kelly Kraft
3
71
76
 
147
CUT
Shane Pearce
4
71
77
 
148
CUT
George McNeill
5
74
75
 
149
CUT
Kevin Stadler
6
76
74
 
150
CUT
Tyler Strafaci
6
70
80
 
150
CUT
John Lyras
6
73
77
 
150
WD
Roberto Castro
E
72
   
72
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