IRVING, TX - MAY 29: Keegan Bradley plays a tee shot during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas on May 29, 2011 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

Keegan Bradley Wins 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship

PGA Tour rookie Keegan Bradley won his first tour event with a playoff victory over Ryan Palmer. He made par on the 18th hole, while Palmer wound up bogeying the hole after receiving a penalty stroke on a ball in the water.

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Keegan Bradley Wins 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship

Keegan Bradley emerged with his first PGA Tour win when he defeated Ryan Palmer in a one-hole playoff at the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship. At the 18th hole, Bradley gained an advantage when Palmer sent his second shot into the water, taking a one-stroke penalty and eventually making bogey. Bradley reached the green on three strokes to set up a two-foot par putt, which he made with ease.

Bradley shot 2-under (three birdies, one bogey) in the fourth round to finish at 3-under; Palmer started the day at in the lead at 5-under and made six bogeys and four birdies to reach 3-under, making his final birdie on the 18th to force the playoff.

Ryuji Imada had been in control for most of the day, but the final four holes of his round were filled with frustration. He made bogey on three of the four, including a missed three-foot putt on the par 3 17th hole. A final bogey on the 18th put him at 2-under for the tournament and out of the playoff.

Teenage amateur Jordan Speith, 1-under and in the top 10 through three rounds, fired a final round 77 and wound up tied for 32nd.

The top 10 at the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship:

T1. Keegan Bradley -3
T1. Ryan Palmer -3
T3. Joe Ogilvie -2
T3. Ryuji Imada -2
5. Jason Day -1
T6. John Rollins E
T6. Matt Kuchar E
T8. James Driscoll +1
T8. Jason Dufner +1
T8. Nick Watney +1

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