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Taylor Pendrith claims first PGA Tour title in dramatic style at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson

A dramatic two-shot swing on the 72nd hole saw Canada's Taylor Pendrith claim his maiden PGA Tour title at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson on Sunday.

Birdies on the 16th and 17th had given Ben Kohles a one-shot lead, only for the American to duff his chip from short of the green on the par-five 18th and run up the only bogey on the closing hole on the final day in Texas.

Playing partner Pendrith had found the green in two and two-putted from 40 feet for birdie, a closing 67 giving the 32-year-old a winning total of 23 under par.

"It's crazy," Pendrith told CBS Sports. "Ben played great today and birdied 16 and 17. I didn't hit my best iron shots down the stretch but a good two-putt on the last.

"I feel for Ben making bogey, he played so well today, but I'm super thrilled. It's amazing, I'm shaking."

Kohles, who had also been chasing a first PGA Tour title, had to settle for second place on 22 under, with Sweden's Alex Noren another shot back following a final round of 65.

England's Aaron Rai and Matt Wallace were part of a four-way tie for fourth on 20 under, Rai surging through the field with a closing 64 and Wallace recovering from a slow start to shoot 68.

English amateur Kris Kim carded a 73 in the final round to finish six under par and 65th on his PGA Tour debut.

"I've learnt so much this week and had so much fun, I just realised how big it is and how fun it is to play golf on tour," the 16-year-old said.

"I think stamina-wise I've got to get better, I just felt so tired on that final 18 holes. It definitely makes a difference what you eat and how you train and everything like that."


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