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Brendon Todd wins Byron Nelson for 1st PGA Tour title, beating Mike Weir by 2 shots

  • Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa leans over as he watches his birdie attempt stop wide of the cup 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)

    Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa leans over as he watches his birdie attempt stop wide of the cup 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)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mike Weir hits off the first tee during the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Mike Weir hits off the first tee during the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gary Woodland reacts as he's unable to sink a putt 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)

    Gary Woodland reacts as he's unable to sink a putt 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)  (The Associated Press)

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.