The reason for Jonathan Byrd's unexpected fall in the rankings? He missed the first three months of 2013 after left wrist surgery, came back too soon, couldn’t practice as much, hit bad shots, lost confidence and put too much pressure on his putting.
Lucas Glover closed with three tough pars on the rugged finishing stretch at Quail Hollow on Sunday, then won the tournament in a sudden-death playoff over former Clemson teammate Jonathan Byrd.
Jonathan Byrd ran off five birdies in six holes to start the back nine on his way to a 5-under 67 Saturday, taking a one-shot lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.
A fortuitous bounce off the back of his wife-to-be was about all the help Jonathan Byrd needed in the final round of the Buick Challenge Oct. 27. The rest he did on his own.