Jordan Spieth ends four-year PGA Tour drought at Valero Texas Open

The American hit a final round 66 to take victory

Sport Staff
Monday 05 April 2021 10:26
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<p>Spieth won the Valero Texas Open by two shots</p>

Spieth won the Valero Texas Open by two shots

Jordan Spieth shot a final-round 66 to head into the Masters buoyed by winning the Valero Texas Open by two strokes from Charley Hoffman as Englishman Matt Wallace's challenge came up short.

Spieth improved on the two-under 70 which had allowed Wallace to close out Saturday at 12 under alongside him as joint leader, mixing seven birdies with a bogey on the San Antonio course to finish 18 under for the tournament.

Former winner Hoffman's flawless 66 dragged him to within one of Spieth with two holes to play, but the one-time Masters champion kept his cool to birdie 17 and close out his first PGA Tour triumph since the 2017 Open.

Spieth told the PGA Tour: "I felt really light. I just wanted to come out and smile and have some fun.

"That's been kind of a challenge for me on these Sundays when I've been in contention, I've not come out with a real lightness to me and today I did.

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"It's been a long road. I never really doubted myself that I'd get back to where I wanted to go but when you lose confidence a lot of times it's hard to see the positives going forward and I just kept my head down."

Hillingdon-born Wallace's momentum stalled with a bogey on the par-five fourth and he was left to regret what might have been after picking up two late shots across the last three holes.

Lucas Glover also shot 66 to finish fourth, with Anirban Lahiri fifth on 10 under and Patton Kizzire shooting up the leaderboard with a last-day 65.

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