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April 3, 2022

Final Round Notes

Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 87. Wind SSE 10-15 mph, with gusts to 20 mph.

Final-Round Leaderboard

J.J. Spaun67-70-69-69—275(-13)
Matt Jones68-75-68-66—277 (-11)
Matt Kuchar67-69-72-69—277(-11)
Adam Hadwin70-70-71-67—278 (-10)
Troy Merritt69-71-69-69—278(-10)
Charles Howell III70-67-72-69—278(-10)
Beau Hossler73-66-67-72—278(-10)

Things To Know

J.J. Spaun finishes two strokes ahead of Matt Jones and Matt Kuchar to pick up his first PGA TOUR victory in his 147th start at the age of 31 years, 7 months, 14 days

Spaun moves to No. 10 in the FedExCup standings and earns a spot for the first time in the Masters Tournament

Spaun is the first winner to overcome a double bogey on the first hole of a final round since Tiger Woods at the 2008 U.S. Open

Spaun becomes the ninth first-time winner of the season; he is the sixth player to record his first TOUR title at the Valero Texas Open since it moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010 (fourth out of the last five)

Career runner-up finishes on TOUR: Matt Kuchar (14), Matt Jones (2)

Final results for the 54-hole co-leaders: J.J. Spaun (won), Beau Hossler (T4), Dylan Frittelli (T8), Brandt Snedeker (T18)

Career results with the 54-hole lead/co-lead: Spaun (1-for-2), Hossler (0-for-4), Frittelli (0-for-1), Snedeker (4-for-12)

Defending champion Jordan Spieth turns in his best round of the week, a 5-under 67, to finish T35; Zach Johnson remains the last player to successfully defend a title at the Valero Texas Open (2009)

J.J. Spaun (1st/-13)

CategoryFollowing the win
Age31 (8/21/1990)
FedExCup10
OWGR103
Starts – wins – top-10s in TOUR career147-1-12
Starts – wins – top-10s in 2021-2217-1-2
Starts – wins – top-10s at Valero5-1-1

Picks up his first PGA TOUR victory in his 147th start at the age of 31 years, 7 months, 14 days

Earns 500 points to move to No. 10 in the FedExCup standings

With the win, earns a spot in next week’s Masters Tournament field (debut appearance)

Becomes the first winner on TOUR to overcome a double bogey on the first hole in a final round since Tiger Woods at the 2008 U.S. Open

Ninth first-time winner this season and second in as many weeks (Chad Ramey/Corales Puntacana Championship)

Sixth player to win his first TOUR title at the Valero Texas Open since it moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010, joining Brendan Steele/2011, Steven Bowditch/2014, Kevin Chappell/2017, Andrew Landry/2018 and Corey Conners/2019

Improves to 1-for-2 with the 54-hole lead/co-lead (2017 Shriners Children’s Open/T10)

Best finish in four previous Valero Texas Open starts was T26 in 2018

Best finish prior to this week was solo-second at the 2017 RSM Classic

Additional Player Notes

Making his 500th PGA TOUR start, nine-time winner Matt Kuchar finishes runner-up for the 14th time

Two-time PGA TOUR winner Matt Jones finishes runner-up for the second time (2013 Greenbrier Classic); was hoping to join Adam Scott (2010) and Steven Bowditch (2014) as Aussie winners at TPC San Antonio

Adam Hadwin has three-consecutive top-10 finishes for the first time in his PGA TOUR career (THE PLAYERS Championship/T9, Valspar Championship/T7, Valero Texas Open/T4)

Three-time TOUR winner Charles Howell III (T4) records his 98th top-10 finish in 603 starts

Beau Hossler, playing his week on a sponsor exemption, finishes T4 following a final-round even-par 72; falls to 0- for-4 when attempting to convert a 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory

Defending champion Jordan Spieth turns in his best round of the week, a 5-under 67, to finish T35; the last player to successfully defend at the Valero Texas Open was Zach Johnson in 2009

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 approximately 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 needs, health care and civic initiatives. 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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