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J.J. Spaun wins the Valero Texas Open
Spaun who had the 54-hole lead opens with a double bogey but fight his way back for the victory.
This is his first win in 147 career starts on the PGA Tour.
Spaun who had a share of the lead at 10 under going into the final round, lost it briefly as he doubled his first hole not only to work his way back into contention. He birdied the 6th, 8th, and 9th hole and was back in the mix.
“I’d rather double the first hole than the last one,” Spaun said.
He then birdied the 11th and 14th hole and was on his way to a two shot victory over Matt Jones and Matt Kucher who were tied runner up at 11 under.
“This course is a good course for being patient, hitting fairways, and hitting greens,” he said
“A year ago, to even be on Tour, I would have been telling you I would have had to do a lot to get there,” Spaun said on NBC. “To be here and to overcome a lot of things and finally get a win, man, that’s — it’s everything you dream of.
“It’s a great feeling to be in the winner’s circle, and now it’s like a game changer,” he said. “I don’t know. It’s just perseverance. Just trying to push through and stay strong.”
With the win Spaun gets a start in the Masters which is starting next week.