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Former Green Hope golfer Todd wins Byron Nelson for 1st PGA Tour title

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Brendon Todd pumps his fist after holing out of a bunker for birdie on the second green during the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Brendon Todd pumps his fist after holing out of a bunker for birdie on the second green during the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
IRVING, Texas -

Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.

It was the 77th career PGA Tour event for Todd. He earned $1,242,000, a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot next year in the Masters.

Todd finished at 14-under 266. He took the lead for good with birdies at Nos. 9 and 10, and went on to become the eighth first-time winner this season.

Weir, the 2003 Masters champion who won the last of his eight PGA Tour titles in 2007, finished with a 67. Charles Howell III and Marc Leishman tied for third at 10 under.

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