Valspar Championship R3

Sam Burns & Keegan Bradley keep share of the lead

Valspar Championship 2021 R3
April 29 – May 02
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, Florida
$6,900,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Sam burns closed his round with an 8-foot bogey putt to retain a share of the lead in the Valspar Championship on Saturday.


Valspar Championship 2021 R3

He started the day tied for the lead with Keegan Bradley at 12-under and made a good start with an eagle on the par-5 1st followed by birdies at the 3rd and 5th. He lost his momentum and parred his way through his round until the 17th where he bogeyed the par-4 then the 18th to finish with a 2-under 69.

“Yeah, I mean, I can’t change anything from today, so tomorrow will be a fresh start and we’ll try to work our process and just go out there and try to take care of business.”


Valspar Championship 2021 R3

This is the third time Burns has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead this season following the Vivint Houston Open, where he finished T7, and the Genesis Invitational at Riviera where he finished third.

Bradley birdied his first and fifth holes and made bogeys at the 13th before chipping in for eagle at the par-5 14th then closed with a bogey for a 69 and a share of the lead.


Valspar Championship 2021 R3

“I just didn’t hole the putts that I’ve been making the first two rounds. But without doing that, I still shot 69 and I’m still tied for the lead, so all good,” he said.

“I know I can do it. I know I’ve been up here and won some big tournaments in my career, and I feel like if I go out tomorrow and stick to my process, I can have a chance coming down the end.”



Valspar Championship 2021 R3

They head into the final round with a 14-under 199 score tying the 54-hole tournament record established in 2002 by K.J. Choi and matched by Adam Hadwin in 2017, who both went on to win.

Max Homa started his round four shots behind the leaders and shot a 66 comprising of two bogeys, five birdies and an eagle at the par-4 4th to close the gap to one shot.

“I just knew if I posted 4 under-ish I would at least have a chance tomorrow, but that’s all you can do out here,” said Homa. “The moment you try to shoot 8 (under), you’re in trouble. So yeah, feels good to have a chance.”


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Valspar Championship 2021 R3

Abraham Ancer fired a 66 and is tied in fourth place alongside Ted Potter Jr. (63), Joaquin Niemann (67) and Cameron Tringale (67) at 10-under.

“There’s some birdies out there,” said Ancer. “But this golf course, if you’re not in the right position, man, you can make some bogeys quick.”

Valspar Championship 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Keegan Bradley
-14
64
66
69
199
T1
Sam Burns
-14
67
63
69
199
3
Max Homa
-13
66
68
66
200
T4
Abraham Ancer
-10
67
70
66
203
T4
Joaquin Niemann
-10
68
68
67
203
T4
Ted Potter, Jr.
-10
67
73
63
203
T4
Cameron Tringale
-10
69
67
67
203
8
Charley Hoffman
-9
68
66
70
204
T9
Troy Merritt
-8
68
69
68
205
T9
Brandt Snedeker
-8
69
69
67
205
T9
Bubba Watson
-8
70
67
68
205
T12
Viktor Hovland
-7
69
69
68
206
T12
Jason Kokrak
-7
67
69
70
206
T12
Hank Lebioda
-7
66
69
71
206
T12
Louis Oosthuizen
-7
73
67
66
206
T12
Scottie Scheffler
-7
73
67
66
206
T12
Vaughn Taylor
-7
70
67
69
206
T18
Bronson Burgoon
-6
71
68
68
207
T18
Danny Lee
-6
70
67
70
207
T18
Kevin Na
-6
68
69
70
207
T18
Justin Thomas
-6
69
71
67
207
T18
Bo Van Pelt
-6
71
67
69
207
T23
Corey Conners
-5
70
68
70
208
T23
Charles Howell III
-5
70
68
70
208
T23
Matthew NeSmith
-5
70
69
69
208
T23
Pat Perez
-5
68
68
72
208
T23
Camilo Villegas
-5
71
68
69
208
T28
Wyndham Clark
-4
69
72
68
209
T28
Jason Dufner
-4
70
71
68
209
T28
Sungjae Im
-4
68
67
74
209
T28
Zach Johnson
-4
68
67
74
209
T28
Russell Knox
-4
69
70
70
209
T28
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-4
69
69
71
209
T28
Tom Lewis
-4
70
65
74
209
T28
Denny McCarthy
-4
72
69
68
209
T28
Ian Poulter
-4
69
71
69
209
T28
Charl Schwartzel
-4
70
65
74
209
T28
Scott Stallings
-4
67
69
73
209
T39
Scott Brown
-3
67
72
71
210
T39
Chase Koepka
-3
68
70
72
210
T39
Henrik Norlander
-3
69
69
72
210
T39
Ryan Palmer
-3
70
70
70
210
T39
Kyle Stanley
-3
68
70
72
210
T39
Jhonattan Vegas
-3
70
69
71
210
T39
Jimmy Walker
-3
72
69
69
210
T39
Vincent Whaley
-3
69
71
70
210
T47
Paul Casey
-2
68
71
72
211
T47
Michael Gligic
-2
69
68
74
211
T47
Lucas Glover
-2
69
65
77
211
T47
Kramer Hickok
-2
67
74
70
211
T47
Keith Mitchell
-2
70
70
71
211
T47
Ryan Moore
-2
66
74
71
211
T47
Alex Noren
-2
73
68
70
211
T47
J.T. Poston
-2
68
73
70
211
T47
Adam Schenk
-2
71
69
71
211
T56
Byeong Hun An
-1
70
71
71
212
T56
Wesley Bryan
-1
69
71
72
212
T56
Luke Donald
-1
69
72
71
212
T56
Branden Grace
-1
69
68
75
212
T60
Tyler Duncan
E
70
71
72
213
T60
Brandon Hagy
E
74
67
72
213
T60
Dustin Johnson
E
71
68
74
213
T60
Doc Redman
E
68
72
73
213
T60
Henrik Stenson
E
71
70
72
213
T60
Peter Uihlein
E
73
68
72
213
T66
Joseph Bramlett
2
71
70
74
215
T66
J.B. Holmes
2
70
71
74
215
T66
Beau Hossler
2
68
72
75
215
69
Patton Kizzire
4
66
75
76
217
CUT
Jonas Blixt
E
72
70
142
CUT
Austin Cook
E
72
70
142
CUT
Doug Ghim
E
72
70
142
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
E
66
76
142
CUT
Bo Hoag
E
72
70
142
CUT
Sam Horsfield
E
71
71
142
CUT
Mark Hubbard
E
74
68
142
CUT
Rasmus Højgaard
E
73
69
142
CUT
Kevin Kisner
E
68
74
142
CUT
Luke List
E
72
70
142
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
E
72
70
142
CUT
William McGirt
E
70
72
142
CUT
Phil Mickelson
E
73
69
142
CUT
Sean O’Hair
E
71
71
142
CUT
Patrick Reed
E
70
72
142
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
E
70
72
142
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
E
71
71
142
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
E
72
70
142
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
1
72
71
143
CUT
Ryan Brehm
1
72
71
143
CUT
Rafael Campos
1
73
70
143
CUT
James Hahn
1
75
68
143
CUT
David Hearn
1
70
73
143
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
1
71
72
143
CUT
Peter Malnati
1
71
72
143
CUT
Robby Shelton
1
74
69
143
CUT
Nick Watney
1
72
71
143
CUT
Danny Willett
1
71
72
143
CUT
Brian Gay
2
73
71
144
CUT
Lanto Griffin
2
73
71
144
CUT
Tom Hoge
2
72
72
144
CUT
Sung Kang
2
71
73
144
CUT
Michael Kim
2
73
71
144
CUT
Chris Kirk
2
70
74
144
CUT
Adam Long
2
72
72
144
CUT
D.A. Points
2
71
73
144
CUT
Andrew Putnam
2
71
73
144
CUT
Sam Ryder
2
72
72
144
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
2
71
73
144
CUT
Roger Sloan
2
73
71
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
2
72
72
144
CUT
Brian Stuard
2
71
73
144
CUT
Nick Taylor
2
69
75
144
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
2
74
70
144
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
3
70
75
145
CUT
K.J. Choi
3
71
74
145
CUT
Chesson Hadley
3
73
72
145
CUT
Adam Hadwin
3
73
72
145
CUT
Andrew Landry
3
72
73
145
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
3
72
73
145
CUT
J.J. Spaun
3
69
76
145
CUT
Hudson Swafford
3
71
74
145
CUT
Kevin Tway
3
74
71
145
CUT
Kris Ventura
3
72
73
145
CUT
Michael Visacki
3
74
71
145
CUT
Cameron Davis
4
74
72
146
CUT
Russell Henley
4
74
72
146
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
4
75
71
146
CUT
Kelly Kraft
4
71
75
146
CUT
Martin Laird
4
73
73
146
CUT
Grayson Murray
4
75
71
146
CUT
Cameron Percy
4
74
72
146
CUT
Chez Reavie
4
75
71
146
CUT
D.J. Trahan
4
72
74
146
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
5
73
74
147
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
5
74
73
147
CUT
Talor Gooch
5
73
74
147
CUT
Hunter Mahan
5
71
76
147
CUT
Graeme McDowell
5
74
73
147
CUT
Justin Rose
5
74
73
147
CUT
Chase Seiffert
5
73
74
147
CUT
Richy Werenski
5
77
70
147
CUT
Ryan Armour
6
76
72
148
CUT
John Augenstein
6
74
74
148
CUT
Daniel Chopra
6
73
75
148
CUT
Rhein Gibson
6
72
76
148
CUT
John Huh
6
77
71
148
CUT
Kevin Stadler
6
75
73
148
CUT
Martin Trainer
6
73
75
148
CUT
Gary Woodland
6
77
71
148
CUT
Jordan Hahn
7
78
71
149
CUT
Brad Adamonis
8
72
78
150
CUT
Scott Piercy
8
76
74
150
CUT
Jim Herman
9
79
72
151
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
10
77
75
152
CUT
Rod Perry
14
77
79
156
DQ
Scott Harrington
E
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