PGA Tour Brunch Valero Texas Wrap-Up
@PGATourBrunch Wraps-Up Coverage of Valero Texas Open; Next: The Masters
Jordan Spieth Wins Valero Texas Open
Jordan Spieth earned his 12th PGA Tour title in his 83rd start since winning The 2017 Open Championship, a span of 1,351 days. Spieth joined a list of five players in the last 40 years who reached 12 wins before turning 28 years old: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas
Spieth became the 92nd player in PGA Tour history to reach 12 wins and moved into a tie for 82nd on the all-time wins list while he improved to 10-for-19 in his PGA TOUR career to win after holding a 54-hole lead/co-lead.
Charley Hoffman finished solo-second for the second consecutive time at the Valero Texas Open, as he finished runner-up to Corey Conners in 2019. Since 2006, Hoffman leads all players at the Valero Texas Open in Top-fives (5), Top-10s (7), Top-25s (12), Cuts Made (15) and score to par (-105).
With a solo-third, Matt Wallace (-14) recorded his career-best result on the PGA TOUR (previous: T3/2019 PGA Championship)
Rickie Fowler (T-17) needed a win to qualify for the Masters Tournament and will miss a major championship for the first time since the 2010 U.S. Open.
Final Leaderboard at Valero Texas Open 2021:
Jordan Spieth 67-70-67-66—270 (-18)
Charley Hoffman 75-66-65-66—272 (-16)
Matt Wallace 69-68-67-70—274 (-14)
Lucas Glover 73-67-70-66—276 (-12)
Anirban Lahiri 71-69-69-69—278 (-10)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
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What They’re Saying:
Spieth Ends Four-Year Drought (Associated Press/ESPN)
Spieth Back in the Winners’ Circle (PGATourCom)
Lahari Earns First Top-5 Since 2017 (India News)
#SportsBiz, Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News
Rahm Family Welcomes First Child (PGATourCom)
What’s in Jordan Spieth’s Golf Bag? (PGATourCom)
DeChambeau Ready to Take On Augusta (ESPN)
Koepka Prepares for Masters Only 19 Days After Surgery (Golf Week/USA Today)
Early Masters Odds (CBS Sports HQ)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 5, 1956 - Twenty-four year old amateur Ken Venturi opened The Masters with a first-round (66), the best opening round by an amateur to date. Venturi held the lead through the next two rounds, despite shooting a (75) in R-3. He shot a final round (80) to lose the title by one stroke to Jack Burke, Jr. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE