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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.
|Charles Howell III||70-67-72-69—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)
|Category||Following the win|
|Starts – wins – top-10s in TOUR career||147-1-12|
|Starts – wins – top-10s in 2021-22||17-1-2|
|Starts – wins – top-10s at Valero||5-1-1|
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
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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 celebrated 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, Jordan Spieth and 2022 champion J.J. Spaun, to name a few.
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