Jason Day highlights the Byron Nelson rips and shanks

It is a golf tournament named after a legend, and one of the best parts of the Texas swing on the PGA Tour. As guys were fighting to take home the title of Byron Nelson champion, a couple of young guys stole the show. Read on to find out who won and lost this weekend.


Jason Day: He's only 22, but Day has won a lot on a lot of different continents, and Sunday marked his first trophy as a PGA Tour member. In 2007 Day claimed a Nationwide Event title, and absolutely bullied the amateur ranks in Australia and New Zealand. His Sunday 72 was good enough for a two-shot victory.

Brian Gay: After a great run through 2008 and '09 where Gay claimed three PGA Tour wins, his 2010 wasn't going to plan. That all stopped when he blitzed Four Seasons for a Sunday 63 to jump 36 spots and tie for second place.

Arjun Atwal: The 37-year-old Indian golfer is currently bouncing around the PGA and Nationwide Tours, but a top 10 this week sure helps his cause and will look nice when it shows up in the bank account. Atwal has now made three straight cuts on the PGA Tour this season.

Jordan Spieth: A lot of times we see teenagers have success on the LPGA Tour, but hardly ever do we see these kids make waves on the PGA Tour. That changed this weekend, when Spieth strung together rounds of 68-69-67 to put himself in, gulp, contention for the title. His Sunday 73 showed that nerves even creep up in recently DMV'd gentlemen, but it was an impressive week all around for Spieth.


Vijay Singh: Another missed cut for Vijay means in nearly three months, the former world No. 1 has made just a single check, and that was in an event he withdrew from. At this point, it seems Singh is counting down the days until he is 50 and can beat up on the old guys.

Ricky Barnes: Barnes was having a splendid 2010 up until The Players Championship, making all but one of his cuts and finishing in the top 10 three times, including the Masters. The Byron was his second missed cut, however, and he can probably blame that on a putter that needed 31 putts on both Thursday and Friday.

Kenny Perry: He has struggled most of the season with his golf game, but it looked like this was going to be the week he'd change all that. Bogeys on his first two holes on Sunday, and three of the first five, gave him no shot at posting a low number to catch Day, and a 73 was what he finished with.