Same Burns claims his maiden PGA Tour victory taking out the Valspar Championship.

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03May2021

By : BGA

Same Burns claims his maiden PGA Tour victory taking out the Valspar Championship.

Sam Burns started the day tied with Keegan Bradley. By the end of Sunday he had just won his first PGA Tour event by three shots over Bradley.

Both players started the day strong with an opening birdie. From there they increased their lead from the field. Burns was out with a 2 under 34 which included 3 birdies and one bogey. Bradley on the other hand was out with a 3 under 33, with 4 birdies and one bogey.

In a seesaw day that saw Burns and Bradley exchange blows all until the 13th hole where Bradley made a double bogey. From there he wasn’t able to recover and Burns was able to win.

“You just hope and practice so hard to have that opportunity,” Burns said. “After I had the bunker shot on 18, I just got choked up thinking about that moment and thinking, ‘You wanted to have that opportunity so bad for so long and now you do.’ It was really special for me.”

"I always felt that you had to play perfect golf to win,'' Burns said after a 3-under 68 for a three-shot victory. "I always felt that you had to play your absolute best on a Sunday to win. And after those experiences I realized that it's not the case. I was trying to do too much.''

The PGA Tour heads to Charlotte, N.C., for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson and defending champ Max Homa are all in the field.
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