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    Okay.H. Lee holds off Jordan Spieth, defends Byron Nelson title 

    Okay.H. Lee on Sunday after his 11-foot putt for par on the seventeenth gap at TPC Craig Ranch.

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    No. 1 golfer? Perhaps. No. 1 sexiest golfer? Positively. 

    Each have been Okay.H. Lee’s “targets.” The primary was “to turn out to be the No. 1 golfer on the earth.” But it surely was the second objective that gained him web love after an eight-second video made the rounds just a few years again.

    “And the second is to turn out to be the No. 1 sexiest golfer on the earth.”

    And also you and Lee laughed. However the humorous factor is, he seemed the half on Sunday. 

    There have been his seven birdies. Horny. There was his eagle that gave him a lead that he by no means relinquished. Horny. There have been his no bogies. Horny. There was the repeat victory on the Byron Nelson, becoming a member of this listing of those that have defended — Snead, Nicklaus and Watson. And now Lee. Horny, horny, horny, horny. The 30-year-old South Korean shot a nine-under 63 at TPC South Ranch throughout Sunday’s remaining spherical, and his 26-under complete was one larger then hometown hero Jordan Spieth, and two greater than Hideki Matsuyama and Sebastian Munoz. 

    Beginning the day 4 pictures out of the lead, Lee went to work shortly. He birdied 2 and three. And 5 and 6, the latter of which broke a seven-way logjam on the high. Lee would shortly be rejoined again on the high, however the eagle, on the 551-yard, par-5 twelfth, after a second shot that dropped to 4 ft, gave him an insurmountable one-shot lead, and he constructed it to 2 with a birdie on the thirteenth. 

    From there, Lee parred the 492-yard, par-4 sixteenth on a 6-foot putt. He parred the 134-yard, par-3 seventeenth on an 11-foot putt. He two-putted from simply off the inexperienced on the 513-yard, par-5 18th for a birdie. And he was your winner. 

    Horny. 

    The takeaway 

    PGA week is right here. And Spieth has misplaced to only one golfer — Lee — because the Masters. That’s some type of momentum. 

    The leaderboard breakdown (Buckle up!)

    — Sebastian Munoz leads by one shot coming into the ultimate spherical. He’s at 21-under, Jordan Spieth is at 20-under, Joaquin Niemann is at 19-under, and James Hahn and Justin Thomas are at 18-under. 

    — Munoz and Spieth every bogey the 425-yard, par-4 1st. The leaderboard now reads this manner: Munoz is at 20-under, Thomas, Spieth and Niemann are at 19-under, and Hahn and Okay.H. Lee are at 18-under. 

    — Spieth birdies the 448-yard, par-4 2nd after hitting his second shot to 7 ft, and he strikes right into a share of the lead. Spieth and Munoz are at 20-under, Hahn, Thomas and Niemann are at 19-under, and Lee and Xander Schauffele are at 18-under. 

    — Hahn birdies the 426-yard, par-4 third after hitting his second shot to five ft, and he strikes right into a share of the lead. Hahn, Spieth and Munoz are at 20-under, Thomas, Lee and Niemann are at 19-under, and Schauffele and Hideki Matsuyama are at 18-under.

    — Spieth bogeys once more, this time on the third, and he falls out of the lead. Munoz and Hahn are at 20-under, Spieth, Thomas, Lee and Niemann are at 19-under, and Schauffele and Matsuyama are at 18-under.   

    — Matsuyama birdies the 485-yard, par-4 eighth — his sixth birdie of the day — and he strikes right into a share of the lead. Matsuyama, Munoz and Hahn are at 20-under, Schauffele, Thomas, Lee, Spieth and Niemann are at 19-under, and 7 gamers are at 18-under. 

    — Schauffele birdies the 502-yard, par-4 thirteenth — his seventh birdie of the day — and he strikes right into a share of the lead. Schauffele, Matsuyama, Munoz and Hahn are at 20-under, Thomas, Lee, Spieth and Niemann are at 19-under, and 7 gamers are at 18-under. 

    — Thomas birdies the 577-yard, par-5 fifth, and he, too, strikes right into a share of the lead. Thomas, Schauffele, Matsuyama, Munoz and Hahn are at 20-under, Lee, Spieth and Niemann are at 19-under, and 7 gamers are at 18-under. 

    — Lee birdies the fifth, too, and he, too, is a pacesetter. Lee, Thomas, Schauffele, Matsuyama, Munoz and Hahn are at 20-under, Spieth and Niemann are at 19-under, and 7 gamers are at 18-under. 

    — Spieth’s up-and-down spherical continues, as he birdies the fifth, and 7 gamers are tied for the lead. Spieth, Lee, Thomas, Schauffele, Matsuyama, Munoz and Hahn are at 20-under, Niemann, Davis Riley and Ryan Palmer are at 19-under, and 6 gamers are at 18-under. 

    — Lee birdies the 341-yard, par-4 sixth, and he takes the solo lead. He’s at 21-under, Spieth, Thomas, Schauffele, Matsuyama, Munoz and Hahn are at 20-under, Niemann, Riley and Palmer are at 19-under, and 6 gamers are at 18-under.  

    — As anticipated, Lee is joined on the high, when Schauffele birdies the 309-yard, par-4 14th — his ninth birdie of the day. Lee and Schauffele are at 21-under, Hahn, Matsuyama, Palmer, Thomas, Munoz and Spieth are at 20-under, and Riley, Niemann and Charl Schwartzel are at 19-under. 

    — Hahn additionally birdies the sixth, and it’s now a three-way tie. Hahn, Lee and Schauffele are at 21-under, Matsuyama, Palmer, Thomas, Munoz and Spieth are at 20-under, and Riley, Niemann and Schwartzel are at 19-under. 

    — Spieth birdies the sixth after hitting his second shot to 2 ft, and it’s now a four-way tie on the high. Spieth, Hahn, Lee and Schauffele are at 21-under, Matsuyama, Palmer, Thomas and Munoz are at 20-under, and Riley, Niemann and Schwartzel are at 19-under. 

    — Hahn bogeys the 224-yard, par-3 seventh, and he falls out of the lead. Spieth, Lee and Schauffele are at 21-under, Matsuyama, Palmer, Thomas and Munoz are at 20-under, and Riley, Niemann and Schwartzel are at 19-under.  

    — Schauffele birdies the 492-yard, par-4 sixteenth — his tenth birdie of the day — and he takes a one-shot lead. He’s at 22-under, Hahn, Lee and Spieth are at 21-under, and Matsuyama, Palmer, Thomas, Munoz and Matt Kuchar are at 20-under. 

    — Spieth birdies the eighth after hitting his second shot to 14 inches, and he strikes right into a share of the lead. Spieth and Schauffele are at 22-under, Hahn, Lee and Munoz are at 21-under, and 6 gamers are at 20-under. 

    — Schauffele birdies the 513-yard, par-5 18th for a spherical of 11-under 61, and he takes a one-shot lead. He’s at 23-under, Lee and Spieth are at 22-under and Matsuyama, Hahn, Thomas and Munoz are at 21-under.

    — Spieth birdies the 547-yard, par-5 ninth after two-putting from 74 ft, and he strikes right into a share of the lead. Spieth and Schauffele are at 23-under, Lee is at 22-under, and Matsuyama, Schwartzel, Hahn, Thomas and Munoz are at 21-under. 

    — Spieth three-putts from 6 ft on the 455-yard, par-4 tenth, and he falls out of the lead. Schauffele is at 23-under, Spieth, Munoz and Lee are at 22-under, and Matsuyama, Schwartzel, Hahn, Thomas and Christiaan Bezuidenhout are at 21-under. 

    — Matsuyama birdies the 213-yard, par-3 fifteenth — his ninth birdie of the day — and he strikes right into a share of the lead. Matsuyama and Schauffele are at 23-under, Schwartzel, Lee, Munoz and Spieth are at 22-under, and Bezuidenhout, Palmer, Hahn and Thomas are at 21-under. 

    — Lee eagles the 551-yard, par-5 twelfth after hitting his second shot to 4 ft, and he takes a one-shot lead. Lee’s at 24-under, Schauffele and Matsuyama are at 23-under, and Schwartzel, Thomas, Munoz and Spieth are at 22-under. 

    — Lee birdies the thirteenth on a 14-foot putt, and he takes a two-shot lead. He’s at 25-under, Schauffele, Spieth and Munoz are at 23-under, and Matsuyama, Schwartzel and Thomas are at 22-under. 

    — Lee pars the 134-yard, par-3 seventeenth on an 11-foot putt — his second-straight considerably prolonged par putt — and he maintains his one-shot lead. Lee’s at 25-under, Matsuyama, Munoz and Spieth are at 24-under, and Schauffele and Thomas are at 23-under. 

    — Lee birdies the 18th on a two-putt from 24 ft, and he takes a two-shot lead. He’s at 26-under, and Matsuyama, Munoz and Spieth are at 24-under.

    — Spieth and Munoz fail to eagle the 18th, and Lee repeats because the Byron Nelson champion. It’s his second PGA Tour victory. 

    The ultimate phrase 

    “It’s superb. It seems like a dream once more.” — Okay.H. Lee on CBS after his victory 

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    Nick Piastowski
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    Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Patacon.org and Golf Journal. In his position, he’s answerable for enhancing, writing and creating tales throughout the golf house. And when he’s not writing about methods to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native might be taking part in the sport, hitting the ball left, proper and brief, and ingesting a chilly beer to clean away his rating. You may attain out to him about any of those subjects — his tales, his sport or his beers — at [email protected]

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