Maybe it was the fact that Sung Kang got just three hours sleep Saturday night before the final round of the Byron Nelson Classic.
Maybe it was the fact that Matt Every and Scott Piercy decided to join the slow motion parade at Trinity Forest in that final group on Sunday.
Whatever it was, Sung Kang slow-played his way to his first PGA Tour win with a closing 67 and a winning 23-under par effort, two better than the other members of the final threesome — Every (66) and Piercy (64).
“We played so late on Saturday and got up so early this morning that I only got about three hours sleep,” said Kang, who had to finish his final nine holes early Sunday morning. “I’m just so happy now.”
It was the first win for the 31-year-old South Korean after 159 events on tour. He looked shaky on the front nine but closed with birdies at eight and nine. He was locked in a battle with Every and Piercy but broke away from them with a run of three straight birdies starting at the 14th. He took a three-shot lead to the final hole, three-putted for the win and looked totally relieved.
Brooks Koepka made his presence felt. The defending PGA champion finished with a 65 and finished solo fourth at 20-under par.
Jordan Spieth, playing in front of his hometown fans, looked like he might finally get a top 10 finish earlier in the week but a ho-hum closing round of even par 71 dropped him 17 spots and he finished in a tie for 29th.