Valspar Championship goes to Taylor Moore
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1510
Play the last 11 holes without 'scoring' bogeys, make four birdies (five total) at the decisive moment and celebrate the first victory of his career on the PGA Tour. In Palm Harbor, Florida, the American Taylor Moore prevailed with a total of 274 (71 67 69 67, -10) shots in the Valspar Championship, surpassing compatriot Adam Schenk in the photo finish, 2/o with 275 (-9) ahead of another American, Jordan Spieth, 3/o with 276 (- 8) like the Englishman Tommy Fleetwood.
Valspar Championship, results
At the Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course, par 71), Moore in the last lap with a 67 (-4) recovered from fourth position and managed to celebrate his first title on the circuit at the 46th attempt.
The Texan thus became the sixth player in the history of this competition and the second in the last three years (after Sam Burns, champion in 2021 and then also in 2022) to celebrate his first exploit on the PGA Tour at the Valspar Championship.
The venture earned him $1,458,000 for a total prize pool of $8,100,000. And it allowed him to enter the Top 50 of the world ranking, moving from 103rd to 49th position. Instead, he failed to drop the set Burns, 6 / o with 279 (-5) behind even Wyndham Clark, 5 / o with 278 (-6).
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The PGA Tour also organizes the Copa Ryder in the Copa de Presidentes, disputed by teams, however they appear on the calendar. The main golf tournament organized by the PGA Tour is the Players Championship, which is informally considered the «big fifth» due to which this is restricted to the best players, además de contar with a superior prize bag to the majors .
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