Australian Jason Day won his first PGA Tour championship in five years at Byron Nelson.
Jason Day won the Byron Nelson in Texas, his first PGA Tour triumph in five years.
Day, 35, shot a nine-under 62 in the final round to finish one stroke clear of South Korean Kim Si-woo and American Austin Eckroat.
The bogey-free round by the Australian included a spectacular chip-in for birdie at the 12th hole.
It’s the former world number one’s 13th PGA Tour victory, but his first since the Wells Fargo Championship in 2018.
“It’s been a difficult few years, five years since our last win,” said Day, who won the PGA Championship in 2015.
“I played exceptionally well today.” “I’m very pleased and pleased with how things have progressed in the last few years.”
Day stated that “just trying to get through a tournament was difficult” due to back issues sustained in the years after his previous success.
“To be on the other side of it, to be healthy, to win again,” he continued. It feels great to be on the other side.”
Day won his first PGA Tour triumph in 2010 at the Byron Nelson, which was then played at a different course in Dallas.
He began the final round at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney tied for fourth, two strokes back of the lead trio of Eckroat, Ryan Palmer, and Zecheng Dou.
He made four birdies on the front nine to take a share of the lead, which he won with a brilliant chip on the 12th.
Kim, who scored a 63, birdied the final hole to get to 22 under, with Day knowing he needed a birdie as well to avoid a play-off.
A fantastic approach shot set up Day for a straightforward two-foot birdie, which he duly completed to grab the clubhouse lead.