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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

MAY 13-16, 2021

Location & Course Information

AT&T Byron Nelson South Korea’s Sung Kang holds up the trophy after winning the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club. The victory was Kang’s first on the PGA TOUR.

MCKINNEY, TEXAS TPC CRAIG RANCH

The AT&T Byron Nelson moves to a new site, the Tom Weiskopf-designed TPC Craig Ranch. The private club, which is northeast of Dallas, opened in 2004. This TPC hosted the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in 2008 and 2012. Yardage: 7,438; par 71.

Notable Course Features

(Not played in 2020) Sung Kang, South Korea

Quick Facts

Field: 156 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $8.1 million Winner’s Share: $1,458,000 FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner

Charity Benefit

The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the host organization of the AT&T Byron Nelson, donates funds raised by the tournament to Momentous Institute and its education and mental health programs designed to build and repair children’s social and emotional health.

Media Coverage

HOW SUNG KANG WON

Playing 27 holes on Sunday because of a rain delay on Saturday, Sung Kang birdied Nos. 14, 15 and 16 in the final round to shoot 67 and win by two strokes over Matt Every and Scott Piercy. Kang led after a second-round 61, but was one behind Every when play was suspended on Saturday before regaining the 54-hole lead.  Kang had two eagles in the first round and a string of six consecutive birdies in the second round.  Kang ranked second in Strokes Gained: Putting and made 10 of 13 putts in the 10-to-15-foot range.

Player

Pos

1

2

3

Sung Kang

1

Matt Every

T2

65

61

68

65

65

67

Scott Piercy

T2

67

Brooks Koepka

4

65

69

63

66

68

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points

Earnings

67

261/-23

500

$1,422,000

66

263/-21

245

$695,200

64

263/-21

245

$695,200

65

264/-20

135

$379,200

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

T5

69

68

66

64

267/-17

93

$267,810

Tyler Duncan

T5

64

66

70

67

267/-17

93

$267,810

Social Media

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PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE DECEMBER 2020 – MAY 2021

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 Sung Kang set the tournament record for 36 holes with 126, tied the record for 54 holes with 194 (Loren Roberts, 1999; Brooks Koepka, 2016) and was two off the record for 72 holes with 261 (Steven Bowditch, 2015).  South Korea’s Kang was the 11th international winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson since 2000.  With his first career victory, Kang became the 10th Korean-born player to win on the PGA TOUR and second at the AT&T Byron Nelson (Sangmoon Bae, 2013).  Scott Piercy (T2) played the tournament without a bogey.

LEADERBOARD 2019

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Matt Jones

T5

65

70

65

67

267/-17

93

$267,810

Rory Sabbatini

T5

67

65

68

67

267/-17

93

$267,810

Peter Uihlein

T5

69

71

63

64

267/-17

93

$267,810

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2019 Champion

“We knew it was going to be a long day for everyone. So it was all about who is not going to lose focus at the end.” – Sung Kang 19 20

The 18th hole is a reachable par 5 of 552 yards but, with nine bunkers in the landing zone, the tee shot must be accurate to give a chance to reach the green in two. A creek crosses the fairway about 15 yards short of the green, which is guarded by three front bunkers.

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