S. Korean Kang grabs first Tour win
Sung Kang was a teenager when his father started sending him from South Korea to North Texas in the winters and summers to work on his golf game.
The 31-year-old Kang, who now lives in the area while playing on the PGA Tour, got to call his father Sunday to tell him, “I did it,” after his getting his first victory in his 159th career start.
Kang closed the Byron Nelson with a 4-under 67 to finish at 23 under and beat Matt Every and Scott Piercy by two strokes.
With three consecutive birdies late, including a 23-footer on the 15th hole, Kang finally regained the lead for good on a 27-hole Mother’s Day Sunday at Trinity Forest – about 30 minutes from his home in Coppell, where he has lived since his PGA Tour debut in 2011.
“It just feels amazing. I was thinking about winning on the PGA Tour when I was real young and watching Tiger dominating,” Kang said. “My dad gave me a lot of support when I was young.”