SOUTH KOREAN K.H. LEE got his maiden victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson in his 80th start on the PGA TOUR. It came after a long weather delay at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.
The 29-year-old Lee shot a 66 on a soggy Sunday to finish 25 under, good for a 3-stroke victory over Sam Burns.
“I (didn’t) want to look on the leaderboard,” Lee said after the long round. “I’m very excited and happy.”
In a sense, Lee came out of nowhere. He was 137th in the Official World Golf Ranking coming into the tournament and had only contended once this season at Phoenix.
Now Lee will head to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island to play in his first PGA Championship, which starts on Thursday.
Played at TPC Craig Ranch for the first time, the tournament included Dallas native Jordan Spieth back in action after a month off. He finished T9.
Spieth won the Valero Texas Open in April, his first victory since 2017.
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