McKINNEY, TX (SNN-TV) - Jason Day didn't make the Mother's Day connection until he saw his late mom's name on the back of his caddie's bib on the first green during the final round yesterday of the Byron Nelson. That was just one more reason for the emotions to flow over the Australian's first victory in five years.

Day shot 9-under 62 for a 1-shot victory over Austin Eckroat and Si Woo Kim yesterday, ending a drought plagued by health issues that overlapped with Dening Day's long battle with lung cancer before her death a little more than a year ago.

Day, winless in 105 starts since the 2018 Wells Fargo, took his first outright lead from a large group of contenders when he broke a tie at 20 under with hometown favorite Scottie Scheffler. Day's first career PGA Tour victory came at the 2010 Nelson.

The Aussie finished 23 under while ending his victory drought the week before the PGA Championship.