Sung Kang conquers Byron Nelson for first PGA Tour win

Matt Every leads the AT&T Byron Nelson but still has to complete his third round on the final day after darkness stopped play on Saturday

He was unable to get up and down from a green side bunker at the 12th, but he reeled off another trio of birdies at 14, 15 and 16 to move to 24-under for the tournament.

Matt Every (66), who began the final round with five birdies and a bogey across the first six holes, and Scott Piercy (64) tied for second at 21 under. "That happened this week", Koepka said.

Jordan Spieth, a member of Trinity Forest, had a closing 71 and finished tied for 29th at 11 under.

Sung Kang made up nearly 11 strokes on the field on the greens over the 72 holes of the AT&T Byron Nelson, but it was the two-stroke differential on the 15th green that resulted in his first PGA Tour victory, a two-shot win over Matt Every and Scott Piercy, who played 72 holes without a bogey but still didn't win.

An exhausted Kang said he chose to just relax and have fun despite a lack of sleep, with Saturday's play suspended for darkness and the third round completed earlier on Sunday.

European Tour - Marcus Kinhult birdied the final two holes to claim his first European Tour title after a tense finish to the British Masters in Southport, England. After regaining his lead in the completion of round three in the morning, Kang seized control with three late birdies.

Every, whose only two PGA Tour wins were back-to-back Arnold Palmer Invitational titles in 2014 and 2015, started the final round with three consecutive birdies and was tied for the lead because Kang bogeyed the par-3 second hole.

Sung Kang, who matched the Trinity Forest course record with a 61 in the second round, was also part of the lead group through nine holes, sitting one shot off the pace after a bogey on the par-three eighth. "I only slept about three hours", he said.

"We knew it was going to be a long day so just need to be patient", said Kang, 31.

Every had four straight bogeys while completing the third round.

Said Every, who played all four rounds with Kang, "I watched him for 72 holes".

Sung Sang, victor of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, shows his wife Soyoung Yang and son Eugene Gunn Kang the trophy Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Dallas.

Making his 159th PGA Tour start, Sung Kang secured his first win at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Matt Every only needed half a round to go from a four-stroke deficit to a one-shot lead at the Byron Nelson.



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