K.H. Lee was more than happy to play through a steady downpour in the final round of the PGA Tour's AT&T Byron Nelson, and didn't mind waiting out a weather delay of more than two hours on Sunday.
The reward was the final spot in the U.S. PGA Championship.
Lee earned his first PGA Tour victory and the chance to compete on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina, becoming the second consecutive Nelson winner from South Korea by finishing at 25-under, three shot clear of third-round leader Sam Burns.
Sung Kang was the defending champion after winning in 2019, with last year's event cancelled due to COVID-19.
Heavy rain fell most of the back nine for the leaders, with puddles showing up on greens over the final holes and one ball in the fairway stuck in the middle of a fast-moving stream.
The players slogged through the deluge before lightning forced a delay.
RIGHT: Lee handled the wet conditions of Sunday's final round well to secure his first PGA Tour win and a start at the US PGA at Kiawah Island. PHOTO: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images.
Most of the standing water was gone when play resumed and the sun came out just as Lee was finishing his 6-under 66.
Burns struggled to a 71 to finish at 22-under, a shot ahead of 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, Daniel Berger, Patton Kizzire and Scott Stallings.
Troy Merritt and Joseph Bramlett finished two more back at 19-under.
Marc Leishman (70) was best of the Australians in a share of 21st while a 71 left Cameron Percy in 70th place.
Lee is getting his third shot at a major after twice missing the cut at the U.S. Open.
The first was in 2014, more than three years before his second PGA Tour appearance.
Burns wrapped up his PGA spot two weeks ago with his first Tour victory at the Valspar Championship when he finally converted a 54-hole lead into a win after two failed attempts this season.
The 54-hole lead again got away from the 24-year-old from Louisiana, who was trying to become the first player since Camilo Villegas in 2008 to get his first two PGA Tour victories in consecutive starts.