PGA Tour Brunch | Valspar Recap
@PGATourBrunch Recaps the 2022 Valspar Championship
PALM HARBOR - Sam Burns made a 32-foot, 6-inch birdie putt on the second playoff hole (No. 16) to defeat Davis Riley to win the Valspar Championship. Burns became the event’s fourth multiple winner and only the second to successfully defend his title - the other being Paul Casey in 2019.
The Valspar Championship is the first event with two consecutive back-to-back winners since the CIMB Classic (Ryan Moore/2013-14, Justin Thomas/2015-16).
Burns earned his third PGA Tour title in his 97th start at the age of 25 years, 7 months, 25 days and became the fourth multiple winner of the season.
The 54-hole leader and playoff runner-up Davis Riley finished a career-best No. 2 as the trend of 54-hole leaders/co-leaders failing to win any of the four events of the 2022 Florida Swing.
Valspar | Final Leaderboard
*Sam Burns 64-67-67-69—267 (-17)
Davis Riley 65-68-62-72—267 (-17)
Justin Thomas 66-66-66-70—268 (-16)
Matthew NeSmith 67-61-69-71—268 (-16)
*Won with a birdie-3 on the second playoff hole (No. 16)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
This Week: Two Tournaments
With the Wednesday start of Match Play, PGA Tour Brunch will post a preview at 12:00pm Noon (ET) on Tuesday … Again, No Days Off.
This Week: Dell Technologies Match Play WGC and Corales Puntacana Champ.
First Look at The Dell Technologies Match Play WGC (PGATourCom)
First Look at the Corales Puntacana Championship (PGATourCom)
Note: PGA Tour Brunch will dedicate most of its coverage on the Dell Technologies Match Play World Golf Championship this week but will include leaderboard and event updates and news round-ups of the Corales Puntacana Championship from the Dominican Republic.
What They’re Saying:
Sam Burns Goes Back-to-Back (PGATourCom)
Burns Repeats at Innisbrook (ESPN/Associated Press)
Justin Thomas Continues to Call on his Patience (Golf Week/USA Today)
Davis Riley with Costly Triple (Golf Week/USA Today)
Golf Industry and Sporting Goods News:
Winner’s Bag: What Was In Sam Burns’ Golf Bag? (PGATourCom)
How Much Money was Won at the Valspar? (Golf Week/USA Today)
Burns WDs from WGC after Win at Valspar (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 21, 1940 - Ben Hogan won his first PGA Tour title at the North-South Open on the famed Pinehurst no. 2 course in North Carolina. After building a seven-stroke lead after his opening rounds of (66) and (67), hogan held on with weekend rounds of (74) and (70) to defeat Sam Snead. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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