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J.J. Spaun becomes 9th first-time winner this season
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April 4, 2022
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Valero Texas 2022 R4

Mar 31 - April 03
TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course), San Antonio, Texas
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

J.J. Spaun won his maiden PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Valero Texas Open, and earned his ticket to the Masters.

Valero Texas 2022 R4

"I feel like I've been playing good for a really long time this year, even starting back in the fall. Just been staying patient, and I know this course is a good course for being patient and hitting fairways and hitting greens and short game is a big deal around here and I think I chipped it fairly well.

"It was just one of those weeks where I kind of had a good feeling about it all week long. I've just been playing well and it was about time that I was due to string four good ones together and fortunately that's what I did today."

Valero Texas 2022 R4

The American started the day in a four-way tie for the lead and opened with a double bogey at the par-4 1st. He recovered with three birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 35 before making two more to close with a 69 and reach 13-under at TPC San Antonio.

"I was pretty upset, but the only thing, the saving grace to that or the thing I learned from that is it's the first hole. Like if I was 2 over through 5, it probably would have felt different, but I knew because it was only the first hole, like you've just got to forget about it.

"I actually thought to myself if I was at 8-under starting on the fourth round and playing the first hole and I made par and I was 8-under, I would be happy because the first hole is actually really tough, especially with that wind. So I just didn't let it bother me and I just tried to overcome and I did."

Valero Texas 2022 R4

The last time a PGA Tour winner started his final round with a double bogey was in 2008 when Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open and won in a playoff the next day.

Fellow American Matt Kuchar also needed a win to make it to the Masters but had to settle for a share of second place at 11-under after closing with a 69. Tied alongside him is Australian Matt Jones who carded a 66.

Canadian Adam Hadwin closed with a 67 for a share of fourth place at 10-under alongside Americans Troy Merritt, Charles Howell III and overnight co-leader Beau Hossler.

South African Dylan Frittelli, who also shared the 54-hole lead alongside Brandt Snedeker, signed for a 73 and finished tied for 8th at 9-under. Snedeker's final 75 placed him in a tie for 18th at 7-under.

Valero Texas 2022 R4

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3R4Total
1J.J. Spaun-1367706969275
T2Matt Jones-1168756866277
T2Matt Kuchar-1167697269277
T4Adam Hadwin-1070707167278
T4Troy Merritt-1069716969278
T4Charles Howell III-1070677269278
T4Beau Hossler-1073666772278
T8Keegan Bradley-971717166279
T8Matthias Schwab-969727068279
T8Gary Woodland-970677270279
T8Brendon Todd-968697270279
T8Dylan Frittelli-970667073279
T13Zach Johnson-872717067280
T13Mito Pereira-871706970280
T13Anirban Lahiri-868736970280
T13Si Woo Kim-869726871280
T13Scott Stallings-868726773280
T18Rasmus Hojgaard-766737468281
T18Henrik Stenson-770697369281
T18Nate Lashley-771707169281
T18Scott Gutschewski-770687370281
T18Jhonattan Vegas-771687270281
T18Aaron Baddeley-769746870281
T18Lucas Glover-771667371281
T18Kevin Streelman-770716971281
T18Kevin Chappell-771657372281
T18Denny McCarthy-767746872281
T18Brandt Snedeker-773666775281
T29Jared Wolfe-672687468282
T29Vince Whaley-670727169282
T29Tony Finau-670717269282
T29Martin Laird-670736970282
T29Richard Bland-670716972282
T29Aaron Rai-667746873282
T35Jordan Spieth-572707467283
T35Corey Conners-570717567283
T35Robert MacIntyre-569697669283
T35Adam Long-572707071283
T35Chris Kirk-570726972283
T35Maverick McNealy-570726774283
T41Andrew Putnam-471717369284
T41C.T. Pan-469747269284
T41Greyson Sigg-473707170284
T41John Huh-469737270284
T41J.T. Poston-470697471284
T41Chad Ramey-474687072284
T41Peter Malnati-471717072284
T48David Skinns-368707770285
T48Richy Werenski-370727469285
T48William McGirt-371707371285
T48Brendan Steele-368747172285
T48Ryan Palmer-368667774285
T53Chesson Hadley-271707669286
T53Henrik Norlander-268717671286
T53Lanto Griffin-275667372286
T53Roger Sloan-274697172286
T53Luke List-268747173286
T58Luke Donald-171707175287
T58Patrick Rodgers-170717175287
T58Hudson Swafford-171707076287
T61Austin SmothermanPar68757471288
T61Russell KnoxPar65767176288
T63Bill Haas170717771289
T63Davis Riley170707673289
T63Ben Martin169727573289
T63Seung-Yul Noh170727374289
T67Sahith Theegala277667176290
T67Doc Redman269707378290
T69Peter Uihlein368717676291
T69James Hahn369747276291
T71Jim Herman669737775294
T71Wyndham Clark673707477294
CUTTrey MullinaxPar7272144
CUTAdam SchenkPar7074144
CUTBrice GarnettPar7173144
CUTCamilo VillegasPar7272144
CUTAustin CookPar7173144
CUTPat PerezPar7272144
CUTDawie van der WaltPar7371144
CUTDylan WuPar7173144
CUTLogan McAllister (a)Par7371144
CUTJason DayPar7470144
CUTAdam SvenssonPar7272144
CUTIan Poulter17174145
CUTCameron Champ17273145
CUTMichael Gligic16976145
CUTStephan Jaeger17174145
CUTKramer Hickok17075145
CUTRory McIlroy17273145
CUTRyan Brehm17570145
CUTMartin Trainer17471145
CUTShawn Stefani17471145
CUTSeth Reeves17372145
CUTMax McGreevy17372145
CUTCharley Hoffman27274146
CUTBranden Grace27472146
CUTJonas Blixt27472146
CUTAndrew Novak27670146
CUTKyle Stanley27373146
CUTRobert Streb27175146
CUTRickie Fowler27274146
CUTNick Taylor27274146
CUTDoug Ghim27373146
CUTMin Woo Lee27472146
CUTNick Hardy27670146
CUTBrian Stuard37374147
CUTMatthew NeSmith37473147
CUTPatton Kizzire37176147
CUTPaul Barjon37473147
CUTJimmy Walker47870148
CUTSam Ryder47771148
CUTCurtis Thompson47573148
CUTJake Kevorkian47276148
CUTBrandon Hagy47672148
CUTHayden Buckley47573148
CUTTakumi Kanaya47771148
CUTGarrick Higgo47573148
CUTJoseph Bramlett47375148
CUTLee Hodges57475149
CUTSung Kang57574149
CUTAlex Smalley57475149
CUTTaylor Moore57376149
CUTBryson DeChambeau57376149
CUTGraeme McDowell57475149
CUTLee Westwood57376149
CUTNick Watney67278150
CUTGuido Migliozzi67872150
CUTKelly Kraft67278150
CUTBen Kohles67278150
CUTDavid Lipsky67872150
CUTHank Lebioda77873151
CUTLudvig Aberg (a)77873151
CUTBronson Burgoon77477151
CUTHarry Higgs77576151
CUTK.H. Lee87577152
CUTSamuel Saunders87577152
CUTTyler Duncan87082152
CUTJustin Lower97578153
CUTMatt Wallace97875153
WDHideki Matsuyama7435109
WDKevin Tway7676
WDChez Reavie7777
WDBen Kern771895
WDDanny Lee3030
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