May 15th, 2023
Jason Day Wins Byron Nelson
Australian wins first PGA Tour title in five years
Jason Day wins the AT&T Byron Nelson, earning his 13th career PGA TOUR title and first since the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship.
Day, who also won the AT&T Byron Nelson in 2010, becomes the seventh player in tournament history with multiple titles
Day shot a nine-under final round of 62 to finish on 23 under overall, one shot ahead of South Korea's Kim Si-woo and American Austin Eckroat.
A fantastic approach shot gave Day a simple two-foot birdie opportunity which he calmly converted to take the clubhouse lead amongst some fairly bleak weather on the final day.
Despite Eckroat having a late chance to take the championship to a playoff with an 68-foot eagle-putt, he ended up birdieing the final hole, which was met with great relief in the clubhouse, and confirmed Day's long sought-after victory.
"It's been a struggling few years, five years since our last win," said Day.
"The way I played today was really special. I'm very pleased and happy with how things have progressed over the last couple of years."
After persistent back injuries which have caused him to adjust his swing, he now appears to be fit and firing again - "To be on the other side of it, to be healthy, winning again. It's so good to be on the other side."
World No.2 and Dallas resident Scottie Scheffler finishes T5, his 12th consecutive result of T12 or better.
Si Woo Kim cards a final-round 63 to finish T2; Kim, who won the Sony Open in Hawaii earlier in the season, moves to No. 8 in the FedExCup standings.
Tour rookie and 54-hole co-leader Austin Eckroat finishes T2, his best result in 31 career starts on Tour.
Day collects $1.71 million of the total $9.5 million prize purse and will now look to win his second major title when this year's US PGA Championship in New York begins on Thursday.