K.H. Lee defends his title at the AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament. On Sunday, Lee carded a 63 in the final round to successfully defend his title at the Byron Nelson Tournament.
He finished his workweek at -26, one shot ahead of Jordan Spieth.
It was the second victory of his career on the PGA Tour. They both occurred at the Byron Nelson. Lee started the final round at No. 6.
In Spieth’s case, he missed the opportunity to triumph in two consecutive tournaments for the first time since 2017. Jordan Spieth won the last tournament he played a few weeks ago at RBC Heritage.
Lee had the most important moment of his round on par 3 on the 17th hole.
While he was in a very bad position near a sandpit, he managed to send his approach shot a few feet from the cup before pulling off a good roll to maintain his score of -25.
Moments later, Spieth missed a birdie on a nine-foot roll on the same 17th hole that would have allowed him to join Lee in the lead.
Lee missed a roll for the eagle by a few inches on the 18th hole, but his birdie allowed him to keep the top and win the tournament.
Hideki Matsuyama (62) and Sebastian Munoz (69) followed in 3rd place at -24.
The best round of the day went to Xander Schauffele, who scored 61. Schauffele jumped 25 places in the standings and finished in 5th place at -23, tied with Ryan Palmer and Justin Thomas.
Canadians Adam Svensson and Michael Gligic finished 69th and 73rd, respectively.