Winner’s Circle: Sung Kang Dials Up Victory at AT&T Byron Nelson

Sung Kang Wins Byron Nelson
Sung Kang celebrates after a putt on the 10th green during the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest GC on May 12, 2019 in Dallas, TX. Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Sung Kang shot a final-round 67 at Trinity Forest Golf Club to claim his maiden PGA Tour title at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Kang finished his final day in Dallas with three bogeys offset by seven birdies to reach 23-under par, two clear of Scott Piercy (65) and Matt Every (67).


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Pro-File

Nationality: Korean
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 170 lb
Birthdate: June 4, 1987 (age 31)
Native: Jeju City, South Korea
College: Yonsei University


Final Top-5 Finishers

Pos-Player-Score (Final Rd)
1. Sung Kang -23 (-4)
2. Scott Piercy -21 (-8)
2. Matt Every -21 (-5)
4. Brooks Koepka -20 (-6)
5. Five Players Tied -17


Kang’s Early Rounds

Round 1
1. Denny McCarthy -8
4. Sung Kang -6

Round 2
1. Sung Kang -16 (-10)
2. Matt Every -12 (-6)

Round 3
1. Sung Kang -19 (-3)
2. Matt Every -16 (-4)


Kang’s Stats

Driving: 294.0 yards (13th)
Fairways: 48/56, 85.7% (27th)
Greens: 57/72, 79.2% (49th)
Putts: 1.614 (3rd)
Scoring: 2 Eagles, 25 Birdies, 39 Pars, 6 Bogeys


Kang’s 2019 PGA TOUR Season

Starts: 18
Cuts Made: 13
Wins: 1 (AT&T Byron Nelson)
Additional Top 10s: 2
Money: $2,370,122 (17th)
Points: 878 (21st)
World Rank Before/After: 140/80*
*projected


Career Victories

PGA Tour: 1
2019 AT&T Byron Nelson

Korean Tour: 4
2013 Kolon Korea Open
2013 CJ Invitational
2010 Eugene Securities Open
2006 SBS Lotte Skyhill Open


Kang’s Final-Round Highlights


Credit: PGA TOUR Media


Earnings

With his win, Kang earned $1,422,000 and 500 points to move to 17th on the money list and 21st on the points list.


World Ranking

Kang received 40 OWGR points, and will move from No. 140th to about 80th in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


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