Bezuidenhout finishes 23rd in Byron Nelson with closing 66

May 15, 2023 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Christiaan Bezuidenhout made three birdies on each nine on Sunday on his way to a five-under-par 66 in his closing round of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

He dropped a shot on the 13th, but he still climbed into a share of 23rd on 15-under-par for the week. That put him eight strokes behind the winner, Jason Day of Australia. It was the first win in five years for the former world number one, who moved to 23-under-par with his closing nine-under-par 62. His closing birdie gave him a one-stroke edge over Si Woo Kim of Korea and American Austin Eckroat. Scottie Scheffler just missed out on regaining the world number one ranking with a closing 65 leaving him in a share of fifth.

Garrick Higgo had a superb closing six-under 65 to jump 19 places on the leaderboard into a share of 30th.

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