South African Rory Sabbatini won for the first time in two years when he managed to win by two shots over England’s Brian Davis to win the $1,170,000 first prize.

Sabbatini fired eight birdies and two bogeys in his final round of 64. His bogey on the last set up by taking a 3-wood off the tee to keep the water out of play.

American Scott McCarron hit the round of the day when he hit nine birdies and a bogey in his round of 62 to get himself up into tied 4th position.

Sabbatini’s final total of 19 under par is a course record, and his back nine of 31 in the final round really was a great effort with birdie’s being holed all around him.

“Obviously I saw some low scores out there, and I knew I was going to have to go out there and play well in order to maintain my position.” Said Sabbatini.

Sabbatini wore a pink shirt in a show of support for Amy Mickelson, recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

HP Byron Nelson Championship,
TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Texas
21-24 May, purse $6.5million, par 70

1 Rory Sabbatini (RSA)    68 64 65 64 – 261  $1,170,000
2 Brian Davis (Eng)        68 65 66 64 – 263  $702,000
3 D.A. Points (USA)        68 66 65 65 – 264  $442,000
T4 Scott McCarron (USA) 66 69 68 62 – 265 $286,000

T4 Dustin Johnson (USA)    68 65 66 66 – 265  $286,000
6 John Mallinger (USA)    67 65 65 70 – 267  $234,000
7 John Senden (Aus)        71 68 65 64 – 268  $217,750

T8 Fred Couples (USA)    69 66 67 67 – 269  $182,000
T8 Jeff Maggert (USA)    71 66 65 67 – 269  $182,000
T8 Marc Leishman (Aus)    68 70 63 68 – 269  $182,000
T8 Briny Baird (USA)    69 64  67 69 – 269  $182,000

Note: Players in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only

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