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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 1:00 am

In The News winner regains tour card

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – Jonathan Byrd is heading back to the PGA Tour for the first time in three years after winning the weather-delayed Tour Championship.

A five-time PGA Tour winner, Byrd closed with a 4-under 67 on Monday at Atlantic Beach Country Club for a four-shot victory. Byrd was tied for 66th in the standings going into the last of four Tour Finals event that awarded tour cards to the top 25.

Byrd finished at 24-under 260.

Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, closed with a 69 and tied for second with Shawn Stefani (65). Both earned their way back to the PGA Tour, which starts its new season Thursday.

– Associated Press