In difficult conditions with gusts up to 40mph, Sang-Moon Bae captured his first PGA Tour victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Bae, who entered the final round on Sunday trailing Keegan Bradley by two strokes, built up a four-shot lead on the front nine, but he squandered it after a double-bogey on no. 9.
Bae and Bradley were even through 15 holes, but Bradley, who was trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner at the Nelson since Tom Watson in 1980, missed a short birdie putt on no. 16 and Bae would take the lead for good from there.
“It’s something I’ve always dreamed of, winning on the PGA Tour,” Bae said, via the AP. “It was surreal to have Mrs. (Peggy) Nelson there and with all the history … I was in awe, actually, so almost I didn’t know how to react.”
Bae previously had notched 11 international victories on the Korea, Japan and Asia Tours.
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)