Date: May 20, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Bae makes Bradley pay in Texas

South Korea&aposs Bae Sang-moon has recovered from a double bogey to overhaul Keegan Bradley and win the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Bae had chipped away at Bradley throughout the weekend and moved ahead of the American early on Sunday with four birdies in the opening seven holes but a double bogey on the par-four ninth hole threatened to derail the South Korean&aposs march to victory. When Bae bogeyed the 15th hole at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas, and Bradley posted a birdie, the pair was locked together at the top of the leaderboard. But in a dramatic finish, Bae birdied the 16th hole and Bradley bogeyed the 17th to hand the 26-year-old South Korean his maiden victory on the PGA Tour. Bae finished on 13 under after a one-under 69, while Bradley carded a two-over 72 to slip to 11 under in second position on the leaderboard, with South Africa&aposs Charl Schwartzel claiming third on 10 under overall. Justin Boli took fourth position on nine under after an impressive five under 65 on Sunday, while Morgan Hoffman, Martin Kaymer and Scott Piercy finished a further shot back, tied for fifth at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Marc Leishman was the best-placed Australian in a tie for 12th, eight shots behind Bae after an even-par fourth round, while Jason Day (two under overall) and Nathan Green (one under overall) were even further back on the leaderboard.