AT&T Byron Nelson
May 13th-16th 2021
Location & Course Information
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
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.
(Not played in 2020)
Sung Kang, South Korea
Field: 156 players
Format: 72 holes stroke play
Purse: $8.1 million
500 to the winner
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.
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.
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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.