Valspar Championship R1

Keegan Bradley takes 2-shot lead in Florida

Valspar Championship 2021 R1
April 29 – May 02
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, Florida
$6,900,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Keegan Bradley’s opening round in the Valspar Championship was as stress-free as it gets. His longest par putt of the day was barely over four feet, he made five birdies in his last seven holes, was bogey-free and closed with a 20-foot birdie for a 7-under 64 and a two-shot lead at Innisbrook.


Valspar Championship 2021 R1

“Today was just an all-around great day,” said Bradley. “Basically zero stress the whole day. I didn’t really come close to making a bogey, so that was a really fun day to be out there and playing well.”

“I know that I’m going to have some bogeys and some stress coming, but as for today, I played so good and it feels good to go around a course like this and shoot that score. This is a tough track, it demands a lot, ball striking-wise and I did that today.”


Valspar Championship 2021 R1

Behind him at 5-under is a group of five player including Ryan Moore who hasn’t won since 2016 and didn’t play for the last four months of 2020 due to a back injury.

“I couldn’t try and do too much,” said Moore, whose back has been tight in the past few days. “I couldn’t try and overwork shots and stuff like that. I just had to play it pretty neutral and just kind of hit more three-quarter shots all the way around, and that apparently worked. Maybe I should do that more often.”


Valspar Championship 2021 R1

Defending champion Paul Casey, attempting to become the fourth players in the last four decades to win the same even three consecutive times, opened with a 68 that comprised of four birdies and one bogey at the par-4 10th.

“A three-peat has been talked about a lot and will be talked about until I’m done here, and I just want to kind of hang around, which is what I did today,” said Casey. “I certainly can’t win it today, but I want to hang around.”


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Valspar Championship 2021 R1

Valspar Championship 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Keegan Bradley
-7
64
T2
Emiliano Grillo
-5
66
T2
Max Homa
-5
66
T2
Patton Kizzire *
-5
66
T2
Hank Lebioda
-5
66
T2
Ryan Moore
-5
66
T7
Abraham Ancer
-4
67
T7
Scott Brown
-4
67
T7
Sam Burns *
-4
67
T7
Kramer Hickok
-4
67
T7
Jason Kokrak *
-4
67
T7
Ted Potter, Jr. *
-4
67
T7
Scott Stallings
-4
67
T14
Paul Casey *
-3
68
T14
Charley Hoffman
-3
68
T14
Beau Hossler *
-3
68
T14
Sungjae Im
-3
68
T14
Zach Johnson *
-3
68
T14
Kevin Kisner *
-3
68
T14
Chase Koepka
-3
68
T14
Troy Merritt *
-3
68
T14
Kevin Na *
-3
68
T14
Joaquin Niemann
-3
68
T14
Pat Perez
-3
68
T14
J.T. Poston
-3
68
T14
Doc Redman
-3
68
T14
Kyle Stanley *
-3
68
T28
Wesley Bryan
-2
69
T28
Wyndham Clark *
-2
69
T28
Luke Donald
-2
69
T28
Michael Gligic
-2
69
T28
Lucas Glover
-2
69
T28
Branden Grace
-2
69
T28
Viktor Hovland
-2
69
T28
Russell Knox
-2
69
T28
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-2
69
T28
Henrik Norlander
-2
69
T28
Ian Poulter *
-2
69
T28
Brandt Snedeker
-2
69
T28
J.J. Spaun *
-2
69
T28
Nick Taylor
-2
69
T28
Justin Thomas
-2
69
T28
Cameron Tringale
-2
69
T28
Vincent Whaley *
-2
69
T45
Byeong Hun An
-1
70
T45
Kiradech Aphibarnrat *
-1
70
T45
Corey Conners *
-1
70
T45
Jason Dufner
-1
70
T45
Tyler Duncan *
-1
70
T45
David Hearn *
-1
70
T45
J.B. Holmes *
-1
70
T45
Charles Howell III
-1
70
T45
Chris Kirk
-1
70
T45
Danny Lee *
-1
70
T45
Tom Lewis
-1
70
T45
William McGirt
-1
70
T45
Keith Mitchell
-1
70
T45
Matthew NeSmith *
-1
70
T45
Ryan Palmer *
-1
70
T45
Patrick Reed *
-1
70
T45
Patrick Rodgers *
-1
70
T45
Charl Schwartzel *
-1
70
T45
Vaughn Taylor
-1
70
T45
Jhonattan Vegas *
-1
70
T45
Bubba Watson *
-1
70
Projected Cut: ( -1 )
T66
Joseph Bramlett *
E
71
T66
Bronson Burgoon
E
71
T66
K.J. Choi *
E
71
T66
Sam Horsfield *
E
71
T66
Dustin Johnson
E
71
T66
Sung Kang *
E
71
T66
Satoshi Kodaira *
E
71
T66
Kelly Kraft *
E
71
T66
Hunter Mahan *
E
71
T66
Peter Malnati
E
71
T66
Sean O’Hair
E
71
T66
D.A. Points *
E
71
T66
Andrew Putnam
E
71
T66
Rory Sabbatini *
E
71
T66
Adam Schenk *
E
71
T66
Henrik Stenson
E
71
T66
Brian Stuard *
E
71
T66
Hudson Swafford *
E
71
T66
Bo Van Pelt
E
71
T66
Camilo Villegas *
E
71
T66
Tim Wilkinson *
E
71
T66
Danny Willett *
E
71
T88
Brad Adamonis
1
72
T88
Aaron Baddeley *
1
72
T88
Jonas Blixt
1
72
T88
Ryan Brehm
1
72
T88
Austin Cook
1
72
T88
Doug Ghim
1
72
T88
Rhein Gibson *
1
72
T88
Bo Hoag
1
72
T88
Tom Hoge
1
72
T88
Andrew Landry *
1
72
T88
Luke List *
1
72
T88
Adam Long
1
72
T88
Jamie Lovemark
1
72
T88
Denny McCarthy *
1
72
T88
Rob Oppenheim *
1
72
T88
Sam Ryder
1
72
T88
Kevin Streelman
1
72
T88
D.J. Trahan
1
72
T88
Kris Ventura *
1
72
T88
Jimmy Walker *
1
72
T88
Nick Watney *
1
72
T88
Xinjun Zhang *
1
72
T110
Rafa Cabrera Bello *
2
73
T110
Rafael Campos
2
73
T110
Daniel Chopra
2
73
T110
Brian Gay *
2
73
T110
Talor Gooch *
2
73
T110
Lanto Griffin
2
73
T110
Chesson Hadley
2
73
T110
Adam Hadwin
2
73
T110
Rasmus Højgaard *
2
73
T110
Michael Kim *
2
73
T110
Martin Laird
2
73
T110
Phil Mickelson *
2
73
T110
Alex Noren *
2
73
T110
Louis Oosthuizen
2
73
T110
Scottie Scheffler
2
73
T110
Chase Seiffert *
2
73
T110
Roger Sloan *
2
73
T110
Martin Trainer
2
73
T110
Peter Uihlein
2
73
T129
John Augenstein *
3
74
T129
Sebastian Cappelen *
3
74
T129
Cameron Davis *
3
74
T129
Brandon Hagy *
3
74
T129
Russell Henley *
3
74
T129
Mark Hubbard
3
74
T129
Graeme McDowell
3
74
T129
Cameron Percy *
3
74
T129
Justin Rose *
3
74
T129
Robby Shelton
3
74
T129
Kevin Tway
3
74
T129
Michael Visacki
3
74
T129
Erik van Rooyen *
3
74
T142
James Hahn
4
75
T142
Scott Harrington *
4
75
T142
Mackenzie Hughes
4
75
T142
Grayson Murray *
4
75
T142
Chez Reavie *
4
75
T142
Kevin Stadler *
4
75
T148
Ryan Armour
5
76
T148
Scott Piercy *
5
76
T150
John Huh
6
77
T150
Nelson Ledesma *
6
77
T150
Rod Perry *
6
77
T150
Richy Werenski
6
77
T150
Gary Woodland *
6
77
155
Jordan Hahn
7
78
156
Jim Herman
8
79
* Player started on the back nine
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