Valspar Championship R3

Rookie Davis Riley takes two-shot lead into final day

Valspar Championship 2022 R3

March 17-20
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, Florida
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Davis Riley produced a flawless 62 to set a new 54-hole tournament record on Saturday to take a two-shot lead in the Valspar Championship. Having started the day sixth place at 9-under, five shots behind the lead, he reached 18-under.

Valspar Championship 2022 R3

The 25-year-old PGA Tour rookie hasn’t been entirely happy with his game so far this season but was pleased with is performance this week.

“I felt like I’ve been playing good golf for awhile, I just haven’t gotten the results I want to. I haven’t been too happy with it, but yeah I’ve just been trying to be patient, I know I’ve been playing good golf and I’ve been hitting it well and now I finally got the putter rolling and kind of right where I wanted it to and that’s kind of why I’m playing well this week, the putter’s been really good to me and the driver as well for the most part. So, yeah, it’s just, it’s nice to get up there.”

Valspar Championship 2022 R3

“Winning twice on the Korn Ferry in 2020, yeah, it was a really good experience for me, just getting in contention. No matter the stage, it’s hard to win a golf tournament. Just being in contention and having those, that blood flowing is huge. Any time you can get just a pinch of that and get that experience is huge, and just winning twice served me well.

“And then having some really good pairings, Jon Rahm, Adam Scott, Jason Day, where they’re having those big crowds, just having those experiences early in the year really helped me today and just because it’s so easy, it is a little bit of nerves but it’s just like you have an adrenaline going so you’re starting to hill the ball a little bit further and it’s just like different just trying to navigate that and I was prepared for that today and those experiences really helped me.”

Valspar Championship 2022 R3

Overnight leader Matthew NeSmith followed up his second round 61 with a 69 and slipped into solo second place.

Justin Thomas (66) and first round co-leader Sam Burns (67) are tied in third place at 15-under.

Still the only non-American in the top-5, Canadian Adam Hadwin closed with a 70 and moved into solo fifth place at 13-under.

Valspar Championship 2022 R3

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T68Michael Thompson-1726674212
T68Pat Perez-1677075212
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CUTLee Hodges16974143
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