Gators golfer Billy Horschel wins AT&T Byron Nelson in stunning fashion


Jason Day has missed a three-foot putt to keep a playoff alive at the Byron Nelson PGA tournament, after a number of sensational shots to stay in contention.

Billy Horschel was lining up a putt down the stretch before picking up his first win since picking up the 2014 FedEx Cup when CBS cameras caught this dude straight-up having a good time, albeit mockingly (we hope), with his tuners.

His lead is hardly safe, however, with four players within three strokes of him, including Billy Horschel (11-under), Jason Day (10-under), Jason Kokrak (10-under) and Cameron Tringale (9-under).

Day wound up going to a playoff with Horschel, but lost on the first hole after missing a short par putt. From 121 yards out in the 18th fairway, he struck his second shot perfectly, spun it back toward the hole and hit the lip of the cup, almost holing out for an unbelievable eagle that would have earned him a spot in the playoff as well. Day shot a 2-under 68 to join him atop the leaderboard, but he bogeyed the par-4 18th during the sudden-death playoff. "I was not a fan of this golf course the first two times I came here and then I came. and I was like, 'Wow, why did I not like this course?' This course really fits my game to tee and really just embrace the golf course and played really well". The fourth-ranked player in the world was tied for third with Jason Kokrak, who shot 72 after setting a Nelson 36-hole record with a five-stroke lead. To have won as many majors on this tour as he has is outstanding, obviously, and a thrill for me. He finished at 20-under 268 for a five-stroke victory over Scott McCarron and Scott Parel.

Day finished with a 68 for a 12-under total. Both men parred the final two holes in regulation play and so a playoff was required to decide the tournament. When his 60-footer at the par-3 17th caught the left edge of the cup and dropped in, Day lifted both arms into the air, pumping his right fist while still grasping the putter in the other hand. Top-ranked Lydia Ko was among those two strokes back at 67.

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In Gee Chun, playing with Thompson, shot a bogey-free 67, but was no match for the leader, finishing five shots back.

The victory on Sunday came in Horschel's 166th tour start.

Jaeger, 27, player shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to reach 19-under 195.

It takes all kinds to sell tickets at a PGA Tour event. He is 2-for-2 in winning after holding the 54-hole lead at PGA Tour Champions majors.