Valspar Championship R1

Sam Burns in four-way tie in Florida

Valspar Championship 2022 R1

March 17-20
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, Florida
$7,800,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Defending champion Sam Burns, just days after his victory at The Players Championship, is back in a share of the lead after the opening round of the Valspar Championship in Florida.


Valspar Championship 2022 R1

“The thing about last year is it has nothing to do with this year. So many things are different. There’s not much correlation between the two.

“Obviously, I think I’ll look back forever on that event, it being my first win. Wins don’t happen out here often, so I think it’s good to reflect and just be extremely grateful and thankful that they happen and that’s what I’ll try to do.”


Valspar Championship 2022 R1

The American carded the best opening round by a defending champion with a 64 in spite of a couple of bogeys at the par-4s 3rd and 16th.

“It’s part of the game. I mean, you just kind of take them and roll with them. I think for me it’s, in the past I would say frustrating, which is okay. It’s okay to be frustrated. I think it’s just what do you do with that frustration? Do you let it carry over to the next shot or do you kind of address it and flush it and move on? I think that’s the most important thing.”


Valspar Championship 2022 R1

Tied alongside him at 7-under are compatriot David Lipsky, who remained bogey-free, and Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas who shot his career-low round on Thursday as well as 2017 champion Canadian Adam Hadwin who tied his career-low 64.


Valspar Championship 2022 R1

“A lot of things went right to shoot 64 around this place,” said Hadwin. “Just a lot of good consistent golf. I wouldn’t say that I felt great off the tee, but I was never in any trouble. I hit it really well.

“Just a lot of good quality iron shots, working off the center of the greens to the pins, giving myself chances. I would like to think I’m a pretty decent putter, so I find that if I can just give myself chances, the more chances I get, the better off I’ll be.

“So this golf course I think rewards patience and I took advantage of that today.”

Three Americans, Scott Stallings, a bogey-free Richy Werenski and Davis Riley, share fifth place at 6-under with New Zealander Danny Lee.


Valspar Championship 2022 R1

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Pos.PlayerTo ParR1
T1Jhonattan Vegas-764
T1Sam Burns-764
T1Adam Hadwin-764
T1David Lipsky-764
T5Danny Lee-665
T5Scott Stallings-665
T5Richy Werenski-665
T5Davis Riley-665
T9Kramer Hickok-566
T9Doc Redman-566
T9Justin Thomas-566
T12Matthew NeSmith-467
T12Brice Garnett-467
T12Stewart Cink-467
T12Dustin Johnson-467
T12Brooks Koepka-467
T12Louis Oosthuizen-467
T12Matt Kuchar-467
T12Chez Reavie-467
T12Matt Fitzpatrick-467
T12Kevin Streelman-467
T12J.J. Spaun-467
T12Greyson Sigg-467
T12Blake Kennedy-467
T12Pat Perez-467
T12William McGirt-467
T12Gary Woodland-467
T12Xander Schauffele-467
T12Webb Simpson-467
T12Tommy Fleetwood-467
T12Brian Harman-467
T12Sahith Theegala-467
T33Cameron Tringale-368
T33Bubba Watson-368
T33Collin Morikawa-368
T33Wesley Bryan-368
T33Jimmy Walker-368
T33Luke Donald-368
T33Alex Noren-368
T33Austin Smotherman-368
T33Troy Merritt-368
T33Brian Stuard-368
T33Henrik Norlander-368
T33Wyndham Clark-368
T33Joel Dahmen-368
T33Andrew Landry-368
T33Robert Streb-368
T33Tyrrell Hatton-368
T33Paul Barjon-368
T50Kelly Kraft-269
T50Denny McCarthy-269
T50Sam Ryder-269
T50Jim Herman-269
T50Viktor Hovland-269
T50Tyler Duncan-269
T50Patton Kizzire-269
T50J.T. Poston-269
T50Kiradech Aphibarnrat-269
T50Aaron Wise-269
T50Martin Kaymer-269
T50Mito Pereira-269
T50Shane Lowry-269
T50Nick Taylor-269
T50Lee Hodges-269
T50Matt Wallace-269
T50Bernd Wiesberger-269
T50Joseph Bramlett-269
T50Luke Guthrie-269
T69Seung-Yul Noh-170
T69Hank Lebioda-170
T69Jason Day-170
T69Brendon Todd-170
T69Abraham Ancer-170
T69Danny Willett-170
T69Keegan Bradley-170
T69Christiaan Bezuidenhout-170
T69Alex Smalley-170
T69Dylan Wu-170
T69Tommy Gainey-170
T69James Hahn-170
T69Mark Hensby-170
T69Kevin Kisner-170
T69Henrik Stenson-170
T69Adam Long-170
T69Harry Higgs-170
T69Brandon Hagy-170
T69Max McGreevy-170
T69Curtis Thompson-170
T69Jackson Suber (a)-170
T90Peter MalnatiPar71
T90Roger SloanPar71
T90Jason KokrakPar71
T90Branden GracePar71
T90Ryan BrehmPar71
T90C.T. PanPar71
T90Nate LashleyPar71
T90Bill HaasPar71
T90Mackenzie HughesPar71
T90Alex Fitzpatrick (a)Par71
T90John HuhPar71
T90Carlos OrtizPar71
T90Russell KnoxPar71
T90Matthias SchwabPar71
T90Greg KochPar71
T90Taylor MoorePar71
T90Adam SvenssonPar71
T107Lanto Griffin+172
T107Martin Trainer+172
T107Adam Schenk+172
T107Kevin Yu+172
T107Brandon Wu+172
T107Hayden Buckley+172
T107Michael Thompson+172
T107Harold Varner III+172
T107Emiliano Grillo+172
T107Vaughn Taylor+172
T107Seth Reeves+172
T118Chesson Hadley+273
T118Sean O’Hair+273
T118Scott Piercy+273
T118Davis Love III+273
T118Zach Johnson+273
T118Jonas Blixt+273
T118Kyle Stanley+273
T118Graeme McDowell+273
T118Brian Gay+273
T118Martin Laird+273
T118Andrew Novak+273
T129Andrew Putnam+374
T129Austin Cook+374
T129Vince Whaley+374
T129Andrew McCain+374
T133Trey Mullinax+475
T133Callum Tarren+475
T133Chad Ramey+475
T133Sung Kang+475
T137Bronson Burgoon+576
T137Stephan Jaeger+576
T137Cameron Percy+576
T137Francesco Molinari+576
T137Charl Schwartzel+576
T137Kurt Kitayama+576
143Charley Hoffman+677
144Omar Uresti+778
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