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By : BGA
K.H Lee wins the AT&T Byron Nelson.
K.H Lee shots a final round 9 under 63 to hold off Jordan Speith and defends his title.
First in the clubhouse was Xander Schauffele who shot a final round of 61 to hold the clubhouse lead at 23 under.
Lee got off to a hot start in the final round as he tried to defend his title against a strong field. With names like Schauffele, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, and Spieth, Lee knew this wasn’t going to be a stroll in the park.
He was out in 5 under 31 without a blemish on his card and on the back nine eagled the 12th and then birdied his 13th and 18th hole to hold off Spieth by one shot.
Lee had to make two crucial putts and a two-putt birdie to secure the win on his last 3 holes. On the 16th after leaving his approach short he chips it up to 6 feet and holes it. On the 17th he finishes on the edge of the bunker with his approach and having to stand in the bunker to play his next shot chips it past the hole to 9 feet and holes that as well to maintain a one-shot lead heading into the last.
Then on the 18th which is a par 5 he splits the fairway with his drive, has 230 yards to the hole, and finds the right edge of the green where he two putts for birdie leaving Spieth having to make eagle take it to a playoff. Spieth could only manage a birdie which leaves Lee with the victory.
“Last year I missed the cut at the PGA Championship,” Lee said. “So my first goal is next week play well, hopefully make the cut.”
“This helps,” Lee said. “This is really good.”