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All You Need to Know About the Valspar Championship (Mar 16-19, 2023)

All You Need to Know About the Valspar Championship (Mar 16-19, 2023)

How Sam Burns won in 2022

Sam Burns holed a 32-foot putt on the second playoff hole to win the Valspar Championship for the second straight year. Burns trailed by three entering the final round, but he caught up early when 54-hole leader Davis Riley triple bogeyed No. 5. Burns had three birdies in the round and made a critical nine-foot putt for a bogey on the 17th, preserving a spot in the playoff with Riley.

  • Burns was 56th in Strokes Gained-off-the- Tee (-.262 per round) but third in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green (1.746).
  • Burns had the fewest putts per greens hit in regulation (1.58).

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  • Sam Burns became the second player to win the Valspar Championship in consecutive years, joining Paul Casey (2018-19). Those two join K.J. Choi and Retief Goosen as the only two-time champions.
  • Burns ran his streak of rounds in the 60s at the event to eight, tying the record of Webb Simpson (2011-12).
  • Davis Riley was runner-up in his attempt to become the first player to win in his debut appearance since Gary Woodland (2011).
  • Matthew NeSmith set the tournament scoring record for 36 holes (128) and tied it for 18 holes (61/R2) before finishing T3.
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