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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)
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 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:

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

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))


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