Andrew Landry Wins Valero Texas Open PDF Print E-mail


Andrew Landry celebrates after outlasting the field at TPC San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas - In his 32nd start on the PGA Tour, Andrew Landry

broke through for his first tour win at the Valero Texas Open, outlasting

Trey Mullinax and Sean O'Hair at TPC San Antonio. Landry's final round

4 under par 68 started out with four birdies in the first six holes. The re-

maining twelve holes were a steady diet of pars (except for a lone bogey

at the eleventh), that was good enough to reach 17 under par for a two-

stroke victory in front of friends and family (just an hour from his home

in Austin).


The win was a longtime coming for Landry, who had many close calls in

recent years, most notably his brilliant run at the U.S Open at Oakmont

in 2016, and earlier this season at the Career Builder Challenge. He

credited both of those failings and an equipment change for what trans-

pired Sunday.


"Whenever I play good golf, I think that I can win out here. Obviously

I just showed that, so it's fun that I'm in this situation right now,"

Landry said. "I definitely think it's the best that I've hit the irons in

probably about 6 years - to be honest with you. I went to those new

shafts this week and it's just crazy how that's worked out."


Landry switched at Valero from 130 gram iron shafts to Nippon 105

gram models. With the win Andrew Landry has moved up to ninth in

the Fedex Cup Standings.