Jason Kokrak has career-best 62, leads Byron Nelson by 5

Ross Houston
June 3, 2017

He'll also leave as the final Byron Nelson champion crowned in Irving.

It was Day who made the crucial mistake, missing a four-foot par-putt on the first play-off hole and handing former FedEx Cup Champion Horschel his first victory on the tour since 2014. "There's a lot on the line but I feel like when I'm on the golf course there's a different animal that comes out and I get very competitive".

"Played a solid round", said Johnson, who gave a shot back with a bogey at his last hole.

It was only fitting the final Byron Nelson in Irving would go into a playoff round. The event will shift next year to the new links-style Trinity Forest Golf Club south of downtown Dallas.

His final group partner Billy Horschel answered with a birdie on the par-5 16th to gain a share of the lead, but looked shaky over his final few holes, with a wide miss into the 18th green that robbed him of any realistic birdie chance.

"Four missed cuts and to come in here with nothing to really say I was going to play well - and I played well", Horschel said through tears after the round. "Overall, it was a pretty good week, but obviously I'm disappointed that I didn't get the win".


Hahn's chances of winning were undone by three bogeys on the trot in the middle of the back nine, meaning he finished on 11 under with Jason Kokrak, who shot a career-best 62 on Friday, on 10 under.

Anirban Lahiri had earlier missed the cut, as did Jordan Spieth. He was there after two disgusting shots, a tee shot way right and the approach that set up an awkward stance.

He had five bogeys and four birdies, plus saved par from a drop at the edge of a curb after his tee shot at the 316-yard 11th hole rolled to a stop on a neighborhood street, before the horrendous 16th hole. His approach from the fairway tickled the back of the cup but stayed out.

"I only had one top 10 up until this point", said Day.

Day was seeking his first win since last year's Players Championship.

"It's going in the right direction", Hahn said.


Lexi Thompson shot 6-under 65 to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va., with a tournament-record 20-under 264 total.

Thompson broke the tournament record of 19 under at Kingsmill's River Course set by Annika Sorenstam in 2008.

Thompson is playing her third event since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation that a TV viewer reported.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko was four strokes back at 8 under after a bogey-free 67.

Horschel secured the $1.35 million winner's check with a routine par on the playoff hole, leaving an 18-foot birdie putt roughly 2 inches short before tapping in for the stroke that sealed his win.

Emily Tubert (Arkansas Razorbacks) is 5 over after a 76.


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