PGA Tour Brunch Moving Day at Valspar
@PGATourBrunch Brings You Round-3 Coverage of Valspar Championship
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the The Valspar After 36 Holes
Keegan Bradley and Sam Burns are tied for the lead at (-12) after 36 holes at the Valspar Championship. On Friday, Burns shot a tournament low eight-under (63) to match his opening round (67). Bradley, the leader after 18 holes with a scorching, bogey-free (64), shot five-under (66) and will join Burns in the final group today.
They set the Valspar Championship 36-hole scoring record at 12-under (130) (Previous: 131 by K.J. Choi/2002).
For Sam Burns, this marks the fifth time this season he is in Top-5 after the opening two rounds, the most of any player on Tour.
Two-time defending champion Paul Casey opened with 3-under (68) and followed Friday with an even par (71) in a bid to earn a third consecutive title at the Valspar Championship. He’s currently T-33.
The cutline came in at (-1).
Notables who missed the cut at Valspar include: Emiliano Grillo (66) and (76) - (E); Patrick Reed (70 and (72) - E; Phil Mickelson (73) and (69) - E; Graham McDowell (74) and (73) - (+5) and Justin Rose (74) and (73) - (+5).
After receiving widespread attention ahead of his PGA Tour debut, Monday qualifier Michael Visacki (T-114) with (74) and (71) for (+3), missed the cut.
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 8:20am and run through 2:05pm (EDT) when Keegan Bradley and Sam Burns tee-off.
Weather: A weak frontal boundary will stall across Central Florida on Saturday shifting the wind from the northeast during the morning before the sea breeze moves onshore during the afternoon. The front will move back to the north on Sunday allowing hot and humid conditions to return into early next week. The west coast of Florida will remain dry this weekend with any isolated shower and thunderstorm chances remaining over the weekend. Temperatures Saturday expected to be 71-85-degrees and winds expected 6-12 mph.
PGATourBrunch will be posting before the 8:00am (EDT) Sunday.
Next Week: Wells Fargo Championship (Charlotte, NC)
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: The Valspar Championship
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @ValsparChamp
TV COVERAGE: On Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 - Golf Channel’s TV coverage goes from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage on Saturday and Sunday, PGA Live Featured Groups runs from 8:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) with Featured Holes goes from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Streaming Radio coverage on Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
2021 Valspar Championship - Leaderboard After R-2
Keegan Bradley 64-66—130 (-12)
Sam Burns 67-63—130 (-12)
Lucas Glover 69-65—134 (-8)
Max Homa 66-68—134 (-8)
Charley Hoffman 68-66—134 (-8)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Last Chance for April Showers PGA Tour Brunch Special Discount:
What They’re Saying:
Bradley and Burns Lead at Valspar Championship (PGATourCom/Associated Press)
Tallest PGA Tour Player Playing This Week (Golf Digest)
Walker Late for Tee-Time, Makes Cut (PGATourCom)
Scott Harrington DQ’d for Signing Incorrect Card (Golf Digest)
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On This Day in Golf History:
May 1, 2011 - Bubba Watson overcame a three-stroke deficit 0ver the final right holes to come from behind to defeat Webb Simpson in a second playoff hole at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. It was Watson’s third PGA Tour title. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE