MCKINNEY, Texas — Rain pelted Jason Day as he lined up his approach shot from the fairway.
With a wedge in hand, he fired at the back right pin on the par-5 18th hole at TPC Craig Ranch. His ball landed just right of the flag, took one small hop and then spun back to two feet.
It has been five years since Jason Day won on the PGA Tour, but his winless drought is over. Day was phenomenal Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson, carding a 9-under 62 to win by one shot at the same tournament he picked up his first career win 13 years ago.
For Day, it’s his 13th PGA Tour victory and first since the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship.
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Si Woo Kim, who played with Day in the penultimate pairing, birdied the 18th, as well, to momentarily tie the Aussie at 22 under, but Day tapped in his approach in a steady downpour before walking off the green and embracing his family.
C.T. Pan matched Day with a 62, which including a pair of eagles on the back nine. It also was the lowest round of his PGA Tour career by two shots.
Dallas native Scottie Scheffler, who would’ve moved to No. 1 in the world with a victory, shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 on Sunday, but he finished T-5 at 20 under.
The trio of Austin Eckroat, Marty Dou and Ryan Palmer each started the day in the lead at 16 under, with Eckroat faring the best of the bunch. He didn’t have a bogey, shooting 6-under 65 to tie for second, his best finish on Tour.
Eckroat had a putt from the fringe to tie Day on the 18th hole, but it came up short.