Brendon Todd wins first PGA Tour title at 77th attempt
Former Masters champion Mike Weir has best tournament for years, but falls just short
Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.
It was the 77th career PGA Tour event for Todd. He earned US$1,242,000, a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot next year in the Masters.
“I’m excited about the relief like I finally have a chance to play the PGA Tour for multiple years,” Todd said. “No. 1, going to Augusta for the Masters is a dream come true.”
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.
“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.”