Billy Horschel bounced back from three consecutive missed cuts with a play-off victory over Jason Day at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
The title is Horschel’s fourth on the PGA Tour but his first since 2014 after a progressive decline over the past few years.
The 30-year-old revitalised his tour career at TPC Four Seasons, though, by overcoming the world-number-four in the play-off after a final round of 69.Embed from Getty Images
At the turn to the back nine Day, Hahn and Horschel tied for the lead at 11-under-par, two ahead of the trailing pack.
All three made great approaches on the 10th but only Hahn and Day could convert and move to 12-under and into a two-way lead.Embed from Getty Images
Horschel’s aggressive approach at the next paid off, though, having attacked the green off the tee as a birdie moved him to 12-under. But Hahn made a birdie of his own – after a lay up – to take the outright lead.
A tough lie led to a duff chip on the 12th for Day resulting in a bogey, which was matched by Hahn and Horschel as all the leaders dropped shots. Hahn would then drop a shot on the 13th to join Day and Horschel back at 11-under, only for the latter to then also drop a shot to fall to 10-under.Embed from Getty Images
On the 14th, a 50-foot birdie putt paid dividends for Horschel as Hahn’s third consecutive bogey dropped him to 10-under, leaving Day and Horschel atop the leaderboard by one.
Day grabbed control on the 15th after a wayward drive resulted in a tricky chip over a bunker; an easy solution for the former world-number-one was to hole it for birdie and move into the lead at 12-under – one ahead of Horschel and two ahead of Hahn.
Horschel joined Day at 12-under on the par five 16th after being the only of the leading trio to make birdie. Birdies all round on the 17th meant Horschel and Day headed to the last tied for the lead with Hahn, now tied with Jason Kokrak, two-shots behind.
The trio smoked tee-shots down the fairway of the 72nd hole and, after Hahn came agonisingly close to an eagle-hole-out to tie the lead, Day put his approach 15-feet inside Horschel’s. Neither capitalised and the pair headed to a play-off.Embed from Getty Images
Both players found the right-side rough off the tee but, after Horschel opted for driver and Day a 2 iron, Horschel was significantly further up than day. His approach fell 30-feet-or-so inside Day’s and he took full advantage as Day three-putted gifting Horschel his first PGA Tour win in three years.