Jason Day Wins AT&T Byron Nelson

Jason Day carded a 62 on Sunday to win the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch. The victory was Day’s first on the PGA TOUR since the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship and his 13th career win.

Day’s birdie on No. 18 put him at 23-under and gave put him one shot ahead of Si Woo Kim and Austin Eckroat.

“For some reason, I just thought that I was going to win the tournament,” Day said. “It’s easy to say that now because I won it, but that’s just — for some reason I just had this sort of calmness about it. I had a really good warmup this morning and felt good.

“It’s weird because when you’re playing golf and you’re in the hunt or around the lead, sometimes there’s moments in your round that you think, oh, it’s kind of not my time” he continued. “I really never had that thought at all this week, even in the last round. I was just kind of plodding along and got a couple early, which was nice, and just felt like you had to press, and funny enough, you have to shoot 9-under to try and win a tournament, which is kind of crazy because I do remember back in the day Charley Hoffman shot 9-under to beat me. It’s nice to be able to finally do that and win one.”

Day takes home $1,710,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points.

Day’s first PGA TOUR victory came at the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2010 when it was contested at TPC Las Colinas. He also had a runner-up finish in 2017, dropping a playoff to Billy Horschel in the final year the tournament was played in Las Colinas.

Dallas resident Scottie Scheffler fired a final-round 65 to finish at 20-under in a tie for fifth, three shots behind Day.

“I feel like I played solid,” Scheffler said. “The things that I wanted to improve on over the last three weeks, I feel like I did a good job. I hit a lot of good putts this week. I think I struggled a little bit with the speed of the greens. I didn’t swing it my best this weekend, but I’m sure that’ll be an easy fix going into next week.”

Adam Scott, winner of the 2008 AT&T Byron Nelson, made a run on Sunday with a final round 63 to move into a tie for 8th going into next week’s PGA Championship.

“There was a lot of good play this week,” Scott said. “I’ll probably look back on Friday and think about what maybe could have been if I’d just been a little tidier out there in the wind. But two good weeks in a row. Going into the PGA, I’m looking forward to next week, and hopefully get a little closer.”

Two-time defending champion K.H. Lee finished in a tie for 50th at 11-under following a closing 67.

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