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April 3, 2021

Third Round Notes

Weather: Cloudy. High of 71. Wind ESE 10-20 mph. Due to thunderstorms, the start to the third round was delayed 2 hours, 30 minutes and began at 12:13 p.m. CT.

Third-Round Leaderboard

Matt Wallace69-68-67—204(-12)
Jordan Spieth67-70-67—204(-12)
Charley Hoffman75-66-65—206(-10)
Cameron Tringale66-69-73—208(-8)
Anirban Lahiri71-69-69—209(-7)

Things To Know

11-time PGA TOUR winner Jordan Spieth and four-time European Tour winner Matt Wallace share the 54-hole lead at 12-under

Spieth, making his 83rd start since his win at The Open Championship in 2017, is 9-for-18 in his PGA TOUR career to date with the 54-hole lead/co-lead

Spieth holds at least a share of the 54-hole lead for the third time this season, the most of any player

Wallace holds the 54-hole lead/co-lead for the first time in his PGA TOUR career in search of his first victory on TOUR

Since 2006, Charley Hoffman leads all players at the Valero Texas Open in top-fives (4), top-10s (6), top-25s (11), cuts made (15) and score to par (-99)

Third-Round Lead Notes

6Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win the Valero Texas Open since it moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010 (most recent: Andrew Landry/2018)
10Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win in 2020-21 (most recent: Joel Dahmen/Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship)

Comparing Sunday’s final group (entering the week)

CategoryMatt WallaceJordan SpiethCharley Hoffman
Age30 (April 12, 1990)27 (July 27, 1993)44 (December 27, 1976)
FedExCup1544054
OWGR6053115
Starts at Valero Texas Open0515
Wins at Valero Texas Open001
Top-10s at Valero Texas Open026
Career PGA TOUR starts36203423
Career PGA TOUR wins0114
Career PGA TOUR top-10s36855
PGA TOUR starts in 2020-2171317
PGA TOUR wins in 2020-21000
PGA TOUR top-10s in 2020-21043

Matt Wallace (T1/-12)

First career 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR; previous-best position: T3/2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational (finished T6)

In search of first career TOUR victory (best result to date: T3/2019 PGA Championship)

Leads the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (12.587 through three rounds)

Competing on a sponsor exemption (PGA TOUR member but not otherwise exempt for the Valero Texas Open); last sponsor exemption to win on TOUR: Martin Laird/2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Four-time European Tour winner

Jordan Spieth (T1/-12)

Third 54-hole lead/co-lead of the season (most of any player): T4/Waste Management Phoenix Open, T3/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, TBD/Valero Texas Open

T19th career 54-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR; 9-for-18 to date converting to victory

Jordan Spieth with the 54-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA TOUR (9-for-18 to date)

54-hole pos.TournamentFinish
T1 2021 Valero Texas OpenTBD
1st2021 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am3
T12021 Waste Management Phoenix OpenT4
T12018 The Open ChampionshipT9
1st2017 THE NORTHERN TRUST2nd
1st2017 The Open ChampionshipWon
1st2017 Travelers ChampionshipWon
1st2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AmWon
1st2016 Charles Schwab ChallengeWon
1st2016 Masters TournamentT2
1st2016 Sentry Tournament of ChampionsWon
1st2015 TOUR ChampionshipWon
1st2015 John Deere ClassicWon
T12015 U.S. OpenWon
1st2015 Masters TournamentWon
1st2015 Vivint Houston OpenT2
T12014 THE PLAYERS ChampionshipT4
T12014 Masters TournamentT2
T12014 Sentry Tournament of Champions 2nd

Led the field in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green in the third round (4.693)

83rd start on the PGA TOUR since his most recent win (2017 The Open Championship)

Sixth start in the event; two prior top-10 finishes (10th/2014, 2nd/2015)

Four top-10 finishes in last six starts on TOUR: T4/Waste Management Phoenix Open, T3/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, T4/Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, T9/WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (eliminated in Round of 16)

Additional Player Notes

Charley Hoffman (3rd/-10) played the final seven holes in 6-under (B-P-E-P-B-B-B); since 2006, Hoffman leads all players at the Valero Texas Open in:

CategoryValue
Top-fives4
Top-10s6
Top-25s11
Cuts made15
Score to par-99

Course Statistics:

RoundToughest HoleEasiest Hole
R1Par-4 1st (4.444)Par-5 14th (4.549)
R2Par-4 4th (4.408)Par-5 14th (4.676)
R3Par-4 4th (4.538)Par-5 14th (4.513)

Scoring Averages:

RoundFront 9Back 9TotalCumulative
R136.84736.52173.368--
R237.09936.04973.14873.259
R3336.57734.65471.23172.824

Bogey-free rounds:

R1 (1): Kyle Stanley (71)
R2 (2): Rickie Fowler (68), Matt Wallace (68)
R3 (3): Gary Woodland (67), Abraham Ancer (69), Graeme McDowell (69))

ABOUT VALERO

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and owns 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day and 13 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.7 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (U.S.), Canada and the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. Valero is also a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which owns and operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.

ABOUT VALERO IN THE COMMUNITY


Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), and the Valero Energy Foundation are committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Valero has major operations. In 2020, Valero, its employees and the foundation collectively generated more than $58 million in charitable support through direct/in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteerism. Valero employees log close to 150,000 volunteer hours on average each year for hundreds of projects in their communities. Valero provides funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs and services supporting education, basic human needs, health care and civic projects. Through the overwhelming support of sponsors, the foundation’s signature programs, the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, generated more than $16 million in net proceeds in 2021 for charities across the United States.

ABOUT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN

The Valero Texas Open is the sixth-oldest professional tournament in golf worldwide, the third-oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2022, the tournament will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker and 2021 champion Jordan Spieth, to name a few.

Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become a leader in charitable fundraising among PGA TOUR events. The Valero Texas Open, together with its Benefit for Children and Champions fore Charity initiatives, has contributed more than $187 million to hundreds of worthy charities since inception. Please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com for more information.

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