Dufner closes with birdie to claim Nelson title

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Dufner closes with birdie to claim Nelson title

IRVING, Texas - Jason Dufner sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the last hole to win the PGA Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday, taking his second title of the year only three weeks after ending a 163-event win drought.

Dufner fired a final-round 67, three-under par, to finish on 11-under 269 and edge fellow American Dicky Pride by one stroke after Pride had made a similar 22-foot par putt from nearly the same spot to stay even with Dufner.

“There were a lot of people making a lot of shots down the stretch,” Dufner said. “Luckily I had a nice chance at 18 to close it out. I had a good feel for the putt. I didn’t want a playoff.”

On April 29, Dufner took the PGA event in New Orleans to end a long win drought.

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