Keegan Bradley wins Nelson in playoff over Palmer
Sunday, May 29, 2011
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Keegan Bradley won the Byron Nelson Championship for his first PGA Tour victory, parring the first hole of a playoff with Ryan Palmer on Sunday.
Bradley, the nephew of LPGA Tour great Pat Bradley, sank a 2-foot par putt at the 419-yard 18th hole in the playoff. Palmer's approach went into the water and he made bogey with a 13-foot putt.
About an hour earlier, Bradley finished his closing round of 2-under 68 with a par at No. 18, dropping into a squat and hopping a few times in frustration when his 10-foot birdie chance slid by the hole.
Palmer (72) and Bradley finished at 3-under 277, the highest winning score on the PGA Tour this year. It was the fifth playoff in six weeks.
Bradley had a 1212-foot par-saving putt at the 172-yard 17th hole.