Valspar Championship R4

Sam Burns wins first PGA title

Valspar Championship 2021 R4
April 29 – May 02
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, Florida
$6,900,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Sam Burns signed for a 3-under 68 on Sunday to close with a 17-under, 267 total and win the Valspar Championship.


Valspar Championship 2021 R4

“You just hope and practice so hard to have that opportunity,” said Burns. “After I had the bunker shot on 18, I just got choked up thinking about that moment and thinking, ‘You wanted to have that opportunity so bad for so long and now you do.’ It was really special for me.”

This first PGA Tour title comes after two near misses in the Vivint Houston Open last fall and the Genesis Invitational at Riviera where Burns held the 54-hole lead and couldn’t convert it.


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Valspar Championship 2021 R4

“Having those past chances that I wasn’t able to convert I think it got me ready for this moment,” said Burns on Sunday.

Burns moves up to 14th in the FedExCup and the top-50 in the World Rankings with this victory.


Valspar Championship 2021 R4

Burns and Keegan Bradley jointly held the 36- and 54-holes lead and stayed tied through the first twelve holes. Bradley found the water on the par-3 13th however and made a double bogey giving Burns the lead.

Burns made two more birdies as well as two bogeys over the next five holes while Bradley closed with pars and one more bogey at the 15th for a 71 to finish second three shots behind Burns.

Valspar Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Sam Burns
-17
67
63
69
68
267
2
Keegan Bradley
-14
64
66
69
71
270
T3
Viktor Hovland
-13
69
69
68
65
271
T3
Cameron Tringale
-13
69
67
67
68
271
5
Abraham Ancer
-12
67
70
66
69
272
T6
Max Homa
-10
66
68
66
74
274
T6
Vaughn Taylor
-10
70
67
69
68
274
T8
Troy Merritt
-9
68
69
68
70
275
T8
Joaquin Niemann
-9
68
68
67
72
275
T8
Louis Oosthuizen
-9
73
67
66
69
275
T11
Brandt Snedeker
-8
69
69
67
71
276
T11
Camilo Villegas
-8
71
68
69
68
276
T13
Bronson Burgoon
-7
71
68
68
70
277
T13
Jason Kokrak
-7
67
69
70
71
277
T13
Hank Lebioda
-7
66
69
71
71
277
T13
Justin Thomas
-7
69
71
67
70
277
T13
Bubba Watson
-7
70
67
68
72
277
T18
Charley Hoffman
-6
68
66
70
74
278
T18
Ted Potter, Jr.
-6
67
73
63
75
278
T18
Adam Schenk
-6
71
69
71
67
278
T21
Paul Casey
-5
68
71
72
68
279
T21
Corey Conners
-5
70
68
70
71
279
T21
Russell Knox
-5
69
70
70
70
279
T21
Danny Lee
-5
70
67
70
72
279
T21
Matthew NeSmith
-5
70
69
69
71
279
T21
Alex Noren
-5
73
68
70
68
279
T21
Ian Poulter
-5
69
71
69
70
279
T21
Charl Schwartzel
-5
70
65
74
70
279
T29
Michael Gligic
-4
69
68
74
69
280
T29
Sungjae Im
-4
68
67
74
71
280
T29
Zach Johnson
-4
68
67
74
71
280
T29
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-4
69
69
71
71
280
T29
Kevin Na
-4
68
69
70
73
280
T29
Pat Perez
-4
68
68
72
72
280
T29
Scottie Scheffler
-4
73
67
66
74
280
T29
Scott Stallings
-4
67
69
73
71
280
T29
Jimmy Walker
-4
72
69
69
70
280
T29
Vincent Whaley
-4
69
71
70
70
280
T39
Scott Brown
-3
67
72
71
71
281
T39
Tyler Duncan
-3
70
71
72
68
281
T39
Beau Hossler
-3
68
72
75
66
281
T39
Charles Howell III
-3
70
68
70
73
281
T39
Denny McCarthy
-3
72
69
68
72
281
T39
Ryan Moore
-3
66
74
71
70
281
T39
Doc Redman
-3
68
72
73
68
281
T39
Kyle Stanley
-3
68
70
72
71
281
T39
Bo Van Pelt
-3
71
67
69
74
281
T48
Wesley Bryan
-2
69
71
72
70
282
T48
Lucas Glover
-2
69
65
77
71
282
T48
Dustin Johnson
-2
71
68
74
69
282
T48
Tom Lewis
-2
70
65
74
73
282
T48
Henrik Norlander
-2
69
69
72
72
282
T48
Jhonattan Vegas
-2
70
69
71
72
282
T54
Luke Donald
-1
69
72
71
71
283
T54
Branden Grace
-1
69
68
75
71
283
T54
J.T. Poston
-1
68
73
70
72
283
T57
Jason Dufner
E
70
71
68
75
284
T57
Kramer Hickok
E
67
74
70
73
284
T57
Peter Uihlein
E
73
68
72
71
284
T60
Wyndham Clark
1
69
72
68
76
285
T60
Brandon Hagy
1
74
67
72
72
285
T60
Patton Kizzire
1
66
75
76
68
285
T63
Joseph Bramlett
2
71
70
74
71
286
T63
Chase Koepka
2
68
70
72
76
286
T63
Ryan Palmer
2
70
70
70
76
286
T63
Henrik Stenson
2
71
70
72
73
286
67
Byeong Hun An
5
70
71
71
77
289
68
J.B. Holmes
7
70
71
74
76
291
69
Keith Mitchell
9
70
70
71
82
293
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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