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Sung Kang gets first PGA Tour victory at Byron Nelson

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Sung Kang pumps his fist after a birdie putt on the 10th hole in the final round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament on Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Dallas.

DALLAS — Sung Kang rolled in a 23-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to finally take the lead for good at the Byron Nelson, getting his first PGA Tour victory on a Sunday when he had to play 27 holes.

That was the middle of three consecutive clinching birdies for Kang, a 31-year-old South Korean who lives in North Texas. In his 159th career PGA Tour start since his debut in 2011, Kang closed with a 4-under-par 67 to finish at 23-under and beat Matt Every and Scott Piercy by two strokes.

Every finished with a 66. Piercy, also in the final threesome, finished a bogey-free tournament with a 64.

Brooks Koepka, the world’s No. 3-ranked player who next goes to Bethpage to defend his PGA Championship title, finished fourth at 20-under after a 65.

Every and Kang played all four rounds together at Trinity Forest, including the extended day Sunday after the third round was delayed six hours by rain and they got in only nine holes before play was suspended by darkness Saturday night.

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