PGA Tour Brunch Valero Texas Final
@PGATourBrunch Coverage of the Final Round of the Valero Texas Open
Cloudy skies and a high of 71-degrees combined with winds from the E/SE at 10-20 mph yesterday and due to thunderstorms, the start to the third round was delayed 2 hours, 30 minutes and began at 12:13pm (local).
After the two and a half hour weather delay, 11-time PGA Tour winner Jordan Spieth and four-time European Tour winner Matt Wallace got down to business and now share the 54-hole lead at 12-under.
Spieth, making his 83rd start since his last win at The Open Championship in 2017, is 9-for-18 in his career to date when he has the 54-hole lead/co-lead. He holds at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third time this season, the most of any player.
Wallace holds the 54-hole lead/co-lead for the first time in his PGA Tour career and is in search of his first Tour victory.
Since 2006, Charley Hoffman leads all players at the Valero Texas Open in Top-fives (4), Top-10s (6), Top-25s (11), cuts made (15) and score to par (-99). Hoffman is in lone third place after three rounds.
A purse of $7,700,000 is on the line today with $1,386,000 and 500 FedEx points going to the winner.
A win at the Valero Texas Open is the final opportunity to earn a spot for this week’s Masters Tournament.
Third Round Leaderboard:
Matt Wallace 69-68-67—204 (-12)
Jordan Spieth 67-70-67—204 (-12)
Charley Hoffman 75-66-65—206 (-10)
Cameron Tringale 66-69-73—208 (-8)
Anirban Lahiri 71-69-69—209 (-7)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Special April Fools Discount:
Weather: Cloudy skies turning to partly cloudy and 68-degrees with a 10% chance of rain today. Winds from the East/NE at nine mph.
Next Week: The Masters!
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: Valero Texas Open:
COURSE: TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup #ValeroTexasOpen
TV COVERAGE: Sunday, April 4 Golf Channel coverage from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT then the switch to NBC for 2:30pm to 6:00pm EDT.
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of Featured Groups today from 10:30am to 6:00pm (EDT). Twitter will offer free coverage from 10:30am to 11:20am (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: 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: (Golf Week)
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What They’re Saying:
Spieth, Wallace Lead by Two (PGA Tour Com)
Wallace Playing with New Cross-handed Swing (PGATourCom)
Spieth Shares Lead (ESPN/Associated Press)
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On This Day in Golf History:
April 4, 1965 - Sam Sneed won his 82nd and final PGA Tour title when he was victorious at the Greater Greensboro Open for the eighth time. Sneed became the oldest player (52 years, 10 Months, eight days) to win a PGA Tour title but Ray Floyd took that record in 1992 (by nine months). (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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