May 29 2011
IRVING, Texas – Play by play coverage of the playoff between Ryan Palmer and Keegan Bradley for the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship:
FIRST PLAYOFF HOLE: 18th hole
Bradley tees off first, with his drive landing on the opposite of the cart path to the right of the fairway. The ball ends up under a tree. He’ll have 163 yards to the pin but doesn’t appear to have a clear shot.
Palmer follows, and his drive also sails right into the rough. He’ll have 148 yards to the pin and will have a slight advantage.
Marshals move a concession storage cart that is between Bradley’s ball and the green.
Bradley sends his second shot down the right of the trees and curls it back toward the green. The ball ends up just on the collar of the green, between the pin and the water.
Palmer is also under a tree that appeared to restrict his backswing. His approach shot finds the water and he’ll have to take a one-shot penalty. Bradley has the big advantage.
Palmer’s drop ends up on the slope down toward the water. He chips onto the green and will have a putt from 12 feet, 10 inches for bogey.
From 54 feet, 6 inches, Bradley uses his putter and hits a nice birdie putt to two feet.
Palmer makes his bogey putt but it doesn’t matter. Bradley drains his short par putt for the win.