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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:57 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:22

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Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Course: Colonial CC. Yards: 7,166. Par: 70.

Purse: $6.7 million (First Prize: $1.206 million)



Garcia Beats Koepka with Par on First Playoff Hole at Byron Nelson

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 04:48 Monday, 23 May 2016 04:17

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IRVING, Texas (Stephen Hawkins/AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 62 the first round he played at the Byron Nelson and tied for third as a 19-year-old kid in 1999. He won there five years later, again with Lord Byron watching.

With another win at the Nelson, Garcia matched Seve Ballesteros for the most PGA Tour victories by a Spanish-born player.



In the Dark: Spieth Shoots 64, A Shot Back at Byron Nelson

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 00:53 Friday, 20 May 2016 00:44

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IRVING, Texas (Stephen Hawkins/AP) — Jordan Spieth covered his mouth in disbelief on the 16th green when his long eagle putt stopped short of falling in for a share of the lead. His group then rushed to complete the final two holes before dark.

Spieth finished with consecutive pars for a 6-under 64 and was within a stroke of the lead when the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson was suspended because of darkness.

The world’s No. 2-ranked player and Dallas native, whose first PGA Tour event was the Nelson as a 16-year-old amateur six years ago, is playing only his second tournament since squandering a five-stroke lead on the back nine at the Masters. He missed the cut last week at The Players Championship, but had only one three-putt to start at rain-softened TPC Four Seasons.



Jason Day In It for the Long Haul

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 23:23 Tuesday, 17 May 2016 23:03

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — To see him now, it’s hard to believe Jason Day had only one victory in his first six years on the PGA Tour.

Then again, consider the start of the year.

Day finished a combined 35 shots out of the lead in the three tournaments he finished. The other was Torrey Pines, where he was defending champion and missed the cut while coping with a nasty virus.

Since then, he has gone wire-to-wire against strong fields twice in the last two months, and he effectively did the same at the Dell Match Play when only one of the seven matches he won reached the 18th hole. He has seven victories in his last 17 tournaments. He is No. 1 in the world with the highest points average since Tiger Woods.

For Day, it’s all about the long haul.



Jason Day Starting to Draw Comparisons with Tiger Woods

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 22:49 Monday, 16 May 2016 22:14

Jason DayCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Nothing is good enough for Jason Day.

He won The Players Championship for his seventh victory in the last 10 months, and all he could talk about was winning more. He is No. 1 in the world by an increasingly large margin over Jordan Spieth, and his points average is the highest of any player since Tiger Woods in the late summer of 2013.

Day wants to go higher.

“Keep pushing,” he said after his four-shot victory. “Yeah, keep pushing, because Tiger says he’s going to kick my butt when he comes back, so I’m going to try and extend that gap. So if he does come back and he’s turned into Tiger Woods again, I’ve got to watch my behind.”

Woods hasn’t played since August. He hasn’t won in three years.



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