Brendon Todd earns 1st PGA Tour victory at Byron Nelson
Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under-par 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.
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IRVING, Texas — Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under-par 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.
It was the 77th career PGA Tour event for Todd. He earned $1,242,000, a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot next year in the Masters.
Todd finished at 14-under 266. He took the lead for good with birdies at Nos. 9 and 10 and went on to become the eighth first-time winner this season.
Weir, the 2003 Masters champion who won the last of his eight PGA Tour titles in 2007, finished with a 67. Charles Howell III and Marc Leishman tied for third at 10 under.
Michael Putnam (68) from University Place finished tied for 45th at 1-under 279. Former Husky Alex Prugh (76) was 6 over.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kenny Perry’s steady play at Shoal Creek was enough for his third Champions Tour major in the past year, a one-stroke victory over Mark Calcavecchia in the Regions Tradition.
Perry closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 7-under 281. Seattle native Fred Couples was disqualified after missing his tee time. Rick Fehr (77) of Redmond finished 17 over.
• Lizette Salas won the Kingsmill Championship for her first LPGA Tour title, finishing with even-par 71 for a four-stroke victory. The 24-year-old former USC player was never really challenged in the final round on the River Course in Williamsburg, Va.
She finished at 13-under 271. Yani Tseng tied for second with Kraft Nabisco winner Lexi Thompson and Sarah Jane Smith.
Former Husky Louise Friberg (72) finished 5 over. Jimin Kang (74), a graduate of King’s High School in Shoreline, was 6 over.
• Miguel Angel Jimenez, 50, won the Spanish Open in Girona to extend his record as the oldest European Tour champion, winning on the third hole of a playoff.