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(IRVING, Texas) -- Brendon Todd tried 76 times to finish atop the leaderboard in a PGA Tour event. On Sunday, the 28-year old picked up his first career win at the Byron Nelson Championship.
"To win out here is really special," said Todd. "I think since I became a solid college golfer I felt like I could win on the PGA tour. It's taken a little while, but now that I'm here it's a dream come true."
Todd attended the University of Georgia, and one of the perks of winning his first PGA Tournament is a spot in the 2015 Masters at Augusta National. He also earns a PGA Tour exemption through the 2015-16 season, impressive considering Todd twice had to go back to the Web.com Tour in order to regain full playing privileges.
Todd finished at 14-under for the championship, defeating Mike Weir by two strokes. Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, held the lead on the final day before a bogey on the sixth gave Todd a chance to tie him at 12-under. Todd would take the lead for good with consecutive birdies on No. 9 and 10. He finished with a bogey-free round, including a 17-foot par putt on the 17th green.
Todd is the eighth different first-time winner on tour this season.
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