Scott Verplank talks about his win at the 2007 Byron Nelson Championship
Released on = May 1, 2007, 11:26 am
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Press Release Summary = Scott Verplank, PGA Tour, golf pro talk, Byron Nelson Championship
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Tour veteran Scott Verplank overcame what had been a long dry spell on the PGA Tour to win the 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship, his first title since 2001
And he did so with some dramatics, coming from behind to edge out Luke Donald by one stroke, rolling in a 2-foot putt for par on No. 18 to post a 6-under 66 and finish 13-under for the tournament.
Verplank, 42, a native of Dallas, Tex., became the first Texan to win the Byron Nelson since 1992. Here is what he had to say about the championship.
Scott Verplank Q. Can you take us through the week that it\'s been for you.
SCOTT VERPLANK: You know, there\'s no question in my mind that the stars lined up and I got a little help from upstairs. I haven\'t really done that -- I just haven\'t been playing that good. I\'ve been playing okay, but my shoulder has been hurting, and I went to one -- one thing I did that helped physically was I changed irons, changed shafts, and got really good with the steel shaft. I\'ve been playing graphite forever to protect my body. I mean, I hit the ball at the hole, especially today, all week. As far as physically, that\'s it. I still didn\'t feel like I was putting like I can. That may be with age, though (laughter). I don\'t know, but I had some help there on the last hole, there\'s no doubt. I walked off the tee and felt a cool breeze, and it wasn\'t cool out there. You know what, I hit a beautiful drive and I hit a great 7-iron and hit the putt pretty good obviously. It\'s hard to tell -- it was hard at times to tell the difference between a good putt and a bad putt because they were really quite bumpy. But the little two-footer to win, I don\'t think it was a very good putt, but you know what, I got an assist and it went in. I was so -- I\'m not sure I knew where I was at.
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April 30, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.