In Texas Kyoung-Hoon Lee wins with 263 (65 65 67 66, -25) hits the AT&T Byron Nelson and celebrates his first career title on the PGA Tour. The tournament, after Sung Kang’s success in 2019 (the competition in 2020 was canceled for Covid), for the second consecutive time it was conquered by a South Korean player. Double joy for Kyoung-Hoon Lee who, with this exploit, wins the pass to play the PGA Championship, according to Major 2021 scheduled from 20 to 23 May in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Kyoung-Hoon Lee, AT&T Byron Nelson
At McKinney (32 miles north of Dallas) the American Sam Burns (leading at the end of the second and third laps) closes second with 266 (-22) and comes close to an encore on the maximum US circuit after his success two weeks ago at the Valspar Championship. Third place (267, -21) for the Americans Patton Kizzire, Daniel Berger and Scott Stallings, as well as for the South African Charl Schwartzel. Top 10 for the Texan Jordan Spieth, 9 / o with 270 (-18). Among the big names, the Spaniard Jon Rahm, world number 3, does not go beyond 34 / o place (275, -13), with the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama – returning after his triumph at The Masters – 39 / o (276, -12) ) and Californian Bryson DeChambeau (the only player to register a partial bogey free in the fourth round) 55 / o (278, -10).
Kyoung-Hoon Lee, 29 years old from Seoul, found his first joy in the 80th race on the circuit. His success also earned him $ 1,458,000 for a total prize pool of 8,100,000. Previously his best result had been a second place at the Waste Management Phoenix Open 2021. With this victory the South Korean moved from 137th to 59th in the world rankings and from 84th to 29th in the FedEx Cup. make the difference, four birdies he made in the first 6 holes of the last round and two other feats at 17 and 18 (the last two of the day).
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