Brendon Todd of the USA fired a closing round of 66 to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving Texas by two shots from Canada’s Mike Weir.

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Brendon Todd of the USA fired a closing round of 66 to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving Texas by two shots from Canada’s Mike Weir.

It was a first PGA Tour title for Todd in his 77th start on the PGA Tour. For a player who has twice had to return to the Web.com Tour in the last five years, it’s a career changing victory.

“I’m excited about the relief like I finally have a chance to play the PGA TOUR for multiple years,” he said.

Todd took the lead after birdies at the 9th and 10th holes, but he looked to be in trouble on the 13th after he found his ball at the base of a tree beside the green. But, showing great ingenuity he hit his second shot left-handed with the back of his four iron. The shot came off well, his ball ended just seven-feet from the hole and he sank the putt for par.

Displaying some superb scrambling skills, Todd held off the chasing pack on the run for home to secure the win.

“It was a dream week for me on the golf course,” Todd said. “Felt like I absolutely scored my pants off. It was just a short game display. I have a great short game, and even I’ll say it was special this week.”

2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir played some superb golf to finish the week alone in second place. It was his best finish on the PGA Tour for over five years and his first top-25 since 2010.

“Best golf I played in a long time. I was happy with the way I played,” Weir said. ” I was definitely determined to try to win today, but I can feel good about the way I handled things out there.”

Louis Oosthuizen who played in the final group with Todd had a day to forget. He fired a disappointing 74 to end the week in a tie for 11th.

Charles Howell III three-putted the final hole for a bogey to finish the tournament tied third with Marc Leishman of Australia.

HP Byron Nelson Championship
TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas
May 15-18, purse $6,900,000, par 70

1    Brendon Todd (USA)    68    64    68    66    266    $1,242,000
2    Mike Weir (Can)        68    66    67    67    268    $745,200
T3    Charles Howell III (USA) 68    66    69    67    270    $400,200
T3    Marc Leishman (Aus)    66    68    68    68    270    $400,200
T5    James Hahn (USA)    71    65    65    70    271    $262,200
T5    Boo Weekley (USA)    67    68    68    68    271    $262,200
T7    Graham DeLaet (Can)    68    66    68    70    272    $207,863
T7    Dustin Johnson (USA)    69    69    68    66    272    $207,863
T7    Matt Kuchar (USA)    69    67    68    68    272    $207,863
T7    Gary Woodland (USA)    68    67    66    71    272    $207,863

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage