Spieth Makes It All The Way Back, Wins Valero Texas Open Print

 

Jordan Spieth celebrates his first win since the '17 Open Championship

 

 

San Antonio, Texas - Jordan Spieth once again found his way to the

winners circle - ending his 1,351-day victory drought by winning the

Valero Texas Open by two shots over Charley Hoffman.


The 27-year-old Texan last claimed victory nearly four years ago at

the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 23, 2017. Spieth fired

a final-round six-under par 66 at TPC San Antonio to finish on 18-under

(270 total).


Charley Hoffman kept the finish interesting matching Spieth's 66 on

Sunday. He began the tournament with an opening round 75 (11 shots

back), but Hoffman was red-hot over the holiday weekend posting

rounds of 66-65-66 in his attempt to win for the first time in 5 years

(and needing a win to get into the Masters). Spieth had opened up

a two-shot lead by the turn thanks to four birdies on the outward nine,

but Hoffman hung tough, he kept the preesure on with a 19-foot birdie

putt at the par-3 16th to close within one. Spieth answered back with

wedge to five feet and the holed putt on the short par 4 17th. Holding

a two-shot lead on the last, Spieth made his par to secure the two-shot

win over Hoffman - ending the winless period and rolling into Magnolia

Lane with confidence.


Matt Wallace finished solo third, four shots back after a final round 70.

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