Jason Day had five birdies on the back nine including three over the final five holes a one-shot victory over Austin Eckroat and Si Woo Kim at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Playing on Mother’s Day a little more than a year after losing his mom to cancer, Day picked up his first win in 105 starts dating back to 2018. Eckroat posted his best finish on the PGA Tour. Hometown favorite Scottie Scheffler who was tied for the lead through 12 holes of the final round finished tied for fifth – his 12th straight result of 12th or better. …Mackenzie Hughes picked up his fourth top-20 result of the season. …Adam Hadwin has recorded nine sub-70 scores in his last 10 rounds
NEXT EVENT: PGA Championship (May 18)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Svensson
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Steve Stricker had eight birdies and a bogey to run away from the field and claim the Regions Tradition by six strokes. His winning score of 23-under 265 tied the tournament record. It’s his third win at the Tradition in the last five attempts and gives him five major titles. Stricker is the fifth player to win back-to-back Tradition titles. Ernie Els posted a bogey-free round while Robert Karlsson birdied the final hole to move into a tie for second. It’s his fifth Champions Tour runner-up finish. …Stephen Ames posted his third straight top-15 result and fourth of the season. ..Mike Weir posted his third top-15 finish of the year
NEXT EVENT: KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship (May 25)
Simon Forsstrom birdied three of his final five holes to go wire-to-wire for a one-stroke win at the Soudal Open. It was his first European Tour title and his fourth top-10 result of the season. Fellow Swede Jens Dantorp finished alone in second while Dane Thorbjorn Olesen was two shots further back in third. …Aaron Cockerill notched his third top-10 result of the year and fourth top-20 finish in his last five starts
NEXT EVENT: U.S. Open Final Qualifying (May 16)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Aaron Cockerill
Jin Young Ko overcame a four-shot deficit to force a playoff before defeating defending champion Minjee Lee on the first extra hole to win the Founders Cup for the third time in five years. Ko needed only a par on the first playoff hole after Lee three-putted for bogey. It was Ko’s 15th career LPGA Tour title and she joins Lilia Vu as the only players with multiple wins this year. The victory also enabled Ko to regain the No. 1 world ranking. Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa finished solo third.
NEXT EVENT: Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play (May 24)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Maddie Szeryk
Brendan Lawlor went wire-to-wire to win the inaugural G4D Open at Woburn in a showdown featuring the top two players in the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability. Lawlor finished two shots better than top-ranked Kipp Popert, whose bogey on the final hole ended his chances of a sixth title this season. Lawlor bogeyed his first three holes of the final round to relinquish the lead to Popert, who then bogeyed three of his final six holes to turn the lead back to Lawlor who picked up his first ever win after three career runner-up results. Canadians Kurtis Barkley and Chris Willis finished tied for 14th in the field of 80 golfers. Barkley came into the event having finished runner-up in his last three starts on the G4D Tour.
NEXT EVENT: G4D Tour @ Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed (Jun 5)