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Might 16 (Reuters) – Lee Kyoung-hoon hopes his achievements on the PGA Tour will make persons keep in mind his title. Right after becoming a member of Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson as the only players to retain the Byron Nelson crown, there is small threat of everyone forgetting it.
The South Korean, who goes by ‘K.H. Lee’, has endured a rough operate of kind in modern months but identified his stroke at the appropriate time to beat Jordan Spieth by a shot in Texas on Sunday.
His bogey-absolutely free 9-under-par 63 vaulted the 30-calendar year-aged to 26-under for the tournament to follow all-time greats Snead (1957-58), Nicklaus (1970-71) and Watson (1978-80) as the fourth player to properly defend their crown.
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When advised of the illustrious enterprise, Lee claimed: “I listened to that. It is amazing, I are not able to imagine it.”
Lee’s father Sang Moo experienced defined that his son’s whole name meant “making a identify for himself in Seoul” and the participant explained he hoped to hold observing his title up in lights.
“Ideally individuals keep in mind my name. I’ll test to play well additional, so hopefully additional will keep in mind my title,” extra Lee, who was viewed on by his dad and mom, wife and newborn daughter at the TPC Craig Ranch.
Immediately after a operate of inadequate type, Lee went back to function with his former swing coach and mental coach considering that the start of past week. He also employed a new caddie.
“I have been having difficulties the final pair of months,” Lee, who gained his second PGA Tour title, claimed. “I couldn’t obtain the correct way to address the complications, so I made the decision to go back again to the situations when I was fantastic and cozy.”
A improve in putter also did him the planet of fantastic.
“Previous week, I adjusted my putter to the two-ball putter,” Lee claimed, noting a comparable alter in tools had paid off in his former appearance at the tournament.
“Past 12 months, I switched from two-ball to blade and won this event. I built a lot of putts this 7 days, so I am delighted.”
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Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Enhancing by Peter Rutherford
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