Byron Nelson Championship 2014 results: Brendon Todd secures his 1st Tour win

Tom Pennington

There were some nervous moments down the stretch, but Brendon Todd was able to hang on for his first PGA Tour victory.

Brendon Todd was already having the best season of his career on Tour and he put an exclamation point on that fact with a win at the Byron Nelson Championship. He had to pull out nearly every short-game shot in his arsenal to pull it off, but Todd was able to finish 14-under and secure the first PGA Tour win of his career.

The 28-year-old Todd was near the lead all week, holding the 36-hole lead and a share of the 54-hole lead. He got off to an excellent start in the final round, recording an early birdie with a chip-in from the bunker at No. 2. He added two more birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 32. A birdie at No. 10 gave him a two-stroke lead with eight holes to play. Surviving those eight holes turned out to be a serious challenge with some poor approach shots leading to challenging up-and-downs. Todd, however, proved to be up to the challenge each time. An excellent chip allowed him to save par at No. 16 and he drained a long putt to save par at the 17th. His best save of the day, though, came at No. 13. Todd's tee shot was off line and landed near a tree. Todd, forced to play the shot left-handed, pulled out an eight iron and chipped to within a few feet, leading to yet another par save.

With the win, Todd becomes the eighth first-time winner on Tour this season. The $1.242 million first-place price is more than Todd earned during his first three seasons on Tour. The win also secures his place on Tour for the next few seasons, giving him a full exemption through the 2015-16 season. He now has a spot in the PGA Championship later this season and in the Masters next year. The University of Georgia product jumped 40 spots in the FedEx Cup standings, moving up to 11th place.

Mike Weir carded a 3-under round of 67 to finish at 12-under and alone in second place. Charles Howell III and Marc Leishman finished tied for third at 10-under. Louis Oosthuizen began the round tied with Todd for the lead at 10-under. While Todd surged further into the red in the early going, Oosthuizen was unable to keep pace. He made the turn at even par, before three early bogeys on the back nine dropped him well out of contention.

Here is a complete look at the final leaderboard and purse payouts:

Place

Player

Score

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

4th Round

Earnings

1

Brendon Todd

-14

68

64

68

66

$1,242,000

2

Mike Weir

-12

68

66

67

67

$745,200

T3

Charles Howell III

-10

68

66

69

67

$400,200

T3

Marc Leishman

-10

66

68

68

68

$400,200

T5

Boo Weekley

-9

67

68

68

68

$262,200

T5

James Hahn

-9

71

65

65

70

$262,200

T7

Dustin Johnson

-8

69

69

68

66

$207,862

T7

Matt Kuchar

-8

69

67

68

68

$207,862

T7

Graham Delaet

-8

68

66

68

70

$207,862

T7

Gary Woodland

-8

68

67

66

71

$207,862

T11

John Senden

-6

70

70

68

66

$146,280

T11

Charlie Beljan

-6

72

65

70

67

$146,280

T11

Shawn Stefani

-6

74

66

67

67

$146,280

T11

Charl Schwartzel

-6

73

67

67

67

$146,280

T11

Louis Oosthuizen

-6

68

68

64

74

$146,280

T16

Kevin Kisner

-5

69

70

70

66

$100,050

T16

Paul Casey

-5

71

63

73

68

$100,050

T16

Tyrone van Aswegen

-5

67

68

72

68

$100,050

T16

Billy Hurley III

-5

70

69

68

68

$100,050

T16

John Huh

-5

67

71

66

71

$100,050

T16

Morgan Hoffmann

-5

68

66

68

73

$100,050

T22

Tim Herron

-4

68

66

74

68

$64,055

T22

Tim Wilkinson

-4

66

71

71

68

$64,055

T22

Ryan Palmer

-4

67

68

71

70

$64,055

T22

Andres Romero

-4

71

66

69

70

$64,055

T22

Greg Chalmers

-4

71

67

65

73

$64,055

T22

Padraig Harrington

-4

68

68

66

74

$64,055

T22

Scott Scheffler

-4

71

68

69

68

$0

T29

Brian Harman

-3

72

69

71

65

$43,944

T29

Brendon de Jonge

-3

73

68

67

69

$43,944

T29

Brice Garnett

-3

69

70

68

70

$43,944

T29

Charlie Wi

-3

73

67

66

71

$43,944

T29

Keegan Bradley

-3

70

68

68

71

$43,944

T29

Robert Garrigus

-3

74

64

68

71

$43,944

T29

Martin Kaymer

-3

67

67

71

72

$43,944

T29

Aaron Baddeley

-3

68

70

67

72

$43,944

T37

Robert Allenby

-2

72

69

70

67

$30,403

T37

Ben Crane

-2

68

70

73

67

$30,403

T37

Jordan Spieth

-2

70

67

73

68

$30,403

T37

Peter Hanson

-2

65

73

69

71

$30,403

T37

Jimmy Walker

-2

71

68

68

71

$30,403

T37

Retief Goosen

-2

70

65

71

72

$30,403

T37

Scott Gardiner

-2

70

69

67

72

$30,403

T37

Vijay Singh

-2

69

68

68

73

$30,403

T45

Michael Putnam

-1

70

70

71

68

$22,770

T45

Rory Sabbatini

-1

70

68

71

70

$22,770

T45

Carl Pettersson

-1

69

71

67

72

$22,770

T48

Sean O'Hair

E

69

72

71

68

$17,327

T48

Bryce Molder

E

71

70

71

68

$17,327

T48

Chad Campbell

E

69

72

70

69

$17,327

T48

David Toms

E

71

68

72

69

$17,327

T48

Jason Dufner

E

70

70

69

71

$17,327

T48

Kris Blanks

E

70

69

70

71

$17,327

T48

Ricky Barnes

E

72

68

68

72

$17,327

T48

Jason Allred

E

68

70

70

72

$17,327

T48

Lee Williams

E

67

71

68

74

$17,327

T57

Ken Duke

1

70

69

72

70

$15,663

T57

Brian Gay

1

71

67

72

71

$15,663

T59

Brad Fritsch

2

72

69

71

70

$15,180

T59

Brian Davis

2

70

71

70

71

$15,180

T59

Martin Flores

2

70

71

69

72

$15,180

T59

J.J. Henry

2

70

71

68

73

$15,180

T59

Angel Cabrera

2

73

67

68

74

$15,180

T64

Rod Pampling

3

68

72

71

72

$14,559

T64

Jamie Lovemark

3

73

67

71

72

$14,559

T64

Chris Thompson

3

69

69

72

73

$14,559

T64

James Driscoll

3

70

71

66

76

$14,559

T68

Jim Renner

4

69

71

71

73

$14,145

T68

Josh Teater

4

71

69

68

76

$14,145

70

Luke Guthrie

5

69

72

71

73

$13,938

T71

Alex Prugh

6

67

71

72

76

$13,731

T71

Patrick Cantlay

6

70

69

71

76

$13,731

73

Jim Herman

8

70

68

74

76

$13,524

74

Steve Marino

9

70

69

71

79

$13,386

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