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PRO GOLF ROUNDUP: Bae wins Byron Nelson

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PRO GOLF ROUNDUP

Bae wins Byron Nelson

Sang-Moon Bae won the Bryon Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Keegan Bradley by two strokes after blowing a four-stroke lead in Irving, Texas.

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The 26-year-old South Korean closed with a 1-under 69 to finish at 13-under 267.

Bradley was trying to become the Nelson's first wire-to-wire winner since Tom Watson in 1980. He set the TPC Four Seasons course record with an opening 60, but finished with a 72 on a day with wind gusting to near 40 mph at times.

Bae already had 11 international victories -- on the Korea, Japan and Asian tours.

World Match Play: Graeme McDowell made amends for last year's defeat to capture the World Match-Play Championship on Sunday, defeating Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 in the final on the Thracian Cliffs course in Kavarna, Bulgaria.

The former U.S. Open champion had to fight back from 2 down after four holes and did not get in front of his 43-year old opponent until the 14th hole before securing victory at the 17th.

It is McDowell's second win in three events after he also captured the PGA Tour's RBC Heritage earlier this month at Hilton Head, S.C.

Jaidee's effort should see him move inside the top-50 in the rankings, high enough for a place in next month's U.S. Open.

--Associated Press

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