Winner’s Circle: K.H. Lee Claims Back-to-Back Byron Nelsons

K.H. Lee Wins 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
K.H. Lee celebrates with wife Joo Yeon Yu and daughter Celine Yuna after winning the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 15, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

K.H. Lee shot a final-round 9-under 63 to claim a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth and successfully defend at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

The 30-year-old Korean entered Sunday’s finale at TPC Craig Ranch four back of overnight leader Sebastian Munoz. But after six birdies and an eagle on his first 13 holes, Lee was atop the leaderboard, and never looked back.

The son of Seoul finished with a clean card comprised of seven birdies and an eagle to reach 26 under, one clear of Dallas native Spieth (67), who finished solo second.

With his win, Lee became the first golfer in 42 years to win back-to-back Nelsons. For his second PGA Tour victory, he earned $1,638,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 16 in the FedExCup standings, and No. 30 on the money list. He also picked up 52 Official World Golf Ranking points and will crack the top 50 for the first time in his career, moving from 88 to No. 40.

For his second-place finish, Spieth earned $991,900 and 300 FedExCup points. He also secured 31.2 world-ranking points and will move up from 9 to 8. The three-time major winner will enter this week’s PGA off a win and a runner-up.


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K.H. Lee Pro-File

K.H. Lee Wins 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
K.H. Lee reacts after his shot from the 3rd fairway during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. (Photo by Andrew Dieb / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Name: Kyoung-hoon “K.H.” Lee
Nationality: Korean
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: Aug. 24, 1991 (age 30)
Native: Seoul, South Korea
Fam: Joo-Yeon Yu (Wife), Celine (daughter)
Turned Pro: 2010
PGA Tour Rookie: 2019
Highest World Rank: 40th
Equipment Sponsor: Callaway


AT&T Byron Nelson: Leaderboard

Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. K.H. Lee -26 (-9)
2. Jordan Spieth -25 (-5)
3. Hideki Matsuyama -24 (-10)
3. Sebastian Munoz -24 (-3)
5. Xander Schauffele -23 (-11)
5. Justin Thomas -23 (-5)
5. Ryan Palmer -23 (-6)
8. Charl Schwartzel -22 (-5)
9. Davis Riley -21 (-5)
9. James Hahn -21 (-3)

Top Check Cashers: Top 5

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. K.H. Lee ($1.64m)
2. Jordan Spieth ($991.9k)
3. Hideki Matsuyama ($536.9k)
3. Sebastian Munoz ($536.9k)
5. Xander Schauffele ($336.7k)
5. Justin Thomas ($336.7k)
5. Ryan Palmer ($336.7k)

Full Leaderboard: Scores, Payouts & Points


K.H. Lee’s Winning Stats

K.H. Lee Wins 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
K.H. Lee reacts after a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 15, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Driving: 306.7 (46th)
Fairways: 37/56 66.07% (T22)
Greens: 55/72, 76.4% (T20)
Putts/Per GIR: 1.673 (38th)
Scores: 2 Eagles, 25 Birdies, 42 Pars, 3 Bogeys


Video: K.H. Lee’s Clutch Shot

A huge par save by Lee on the 17th hole. He then headed to 18 with a one-shot lead.

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K.H. Lee’s 2022 PGA Tour Season

K.H. Lee Wins 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
K.H. Lee plays his shot from the 2nd tee during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 15, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

Starts: 17
Cuts Made: 13
Wins: 1 (Byron Nelson)
Additional Top 10: 0
Earnings: $2,377,175 (30)
FedExCup Pts: 767 (16)
World Rank Before/After: 88/40


WITB: K.H. Lee

K.H. Lee Wins 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson
K.H. Lee lines up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 15, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

K.H. Lee plays a mixed bag of Callaway (driver, irons, putter) and Titleist (hybrid, wedges and a Pro V1x golf ball).

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Max LS (10.5°)
3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS (15°)
Hybrid: Titleist TS3 (19°)
Driving Iron: Callaway Apex 19 (4)
Irons: Callaway X Forged CB (5-PW)
Gap : Vokey SM9 (52°)
Sand: Vokey SM9 (56˚)
Lob: Vokey SM9 (60˚)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Two Ball MarxMan
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Source: NationalClubGolfer


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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