HP Byron Nelson Championship

  • Four Seasons Resort May 15th - May 18th
  • Par: 70


Round 4 Concluded

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  • Last Updated: Sunday May 18 2014, 23:44 BST

Brendon Todd claimed his maiden victory on the PGA Tour in his 77th start with a two-shot win at the Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.

Brendon Todd celebrates his victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship
Brendon Todd celebrates his victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship

The 28-year-old had held at least a share of the lead since the end of the second round, and maintained his composure with a final round 66 to finish on 14-under.

Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen shared the third-round lead with Todd but struggled on the final day, dropping down the leaderboard with a four-over round of 74.

Todd's biggest challenge came from 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir, with the left-handed Canadian having a resurgent week with four rounds in the 60s to finish second on 12-under.

Four birdies in his first five holes gave Weir a flying start, and although the 44-year-old dropped a couple of shots along the way, he shot 67 to post 10-under with Todd still having two holes to play.

A nervy tee-shot on the par-three 17th was then followed by a poor chip, but Todd rallied to rattle in a 15-foot putt to save his par and give him a two-shot lead to carry down the last.

It was not the first piece of escapology from Todd during his round, as he holed his bunker shot on the second for a birdie and then used the back of his wedge and a left-handed swing to escape from next a tree to save par on the 13th.

Todd made no mistake on 18 with a par to claim his first triumph and continue a remarkable run of first-time winners on the PGA Tour this season; he is the eighth player to achieve the feat so far.

"It feels amazing, it's a big monkey off the back, it's been a tough career up to now with many ups and downs but it's great to be on top," said Todd.

"That was huge on 17, I asked my caddie where I was and he thought I was two up so that was huge on 17 to make that putt."