(REUTERS) - Billy Horschel made a par putt on the first play-off hole to defeat Australian Jason Day at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament in Texas on Sunday.
World No. 4 Day had a chance to extend play but missed a short par putt. The miss, from about four feet, was the first three-putt of the tournament for Day.
"I don't want to win like that," Horschel said after his first victory since 2014.
The win marked a major turnaround for the American, who had missed four consecutive cuts entering play at TPC Four Seasons.
"Four missed cuts to come in here and I played this well - someone is looking out for me," Horschel said.
They had ended on 12-under-par 268 in regulation. Day shot 68 for the round and Horschel 69.
Both players missed par putts on the last hole to force the play-off.
The world No. 44 made the turn at even par after a bogey at the ninth hole, while Day was one-under.
Both bogeyed the 12th, with Horschel adding another bogey at No. 13 before draining a 60-foot birdie putt at the 14th for a share of the lead.
Day responded by chipping in from 26 yards to birdie No. 15.
A birdie by Horschel on No. 16 helped set the stage for a play-off as both parred the final two holes.
Overnight leader James Hahn finished one stroke back on 269 after a 71 and fellow American Jason Kokrak was another stroke back.
World No. 1 Dustin Johnson tied for 13th at six-under after a final-round 69.
The tournament was the 35th and last at TPC Four Seasons in Irving, Texas. It will move to Trinity Forest Golf Club near Dallas.