Sam Burns claimed his first PGA Tour title the Valspar Championship at a windy Copperhead Course in Florida.
Sam had a final round -3 under par 68 to get him his first tour title the Valspar Championship with a -17 under par tournament total, a three shot winning margin;
“I’ve worked so hard for this moment, they’ve all sacrificed so much.”
“You just hope and practice so hard to have that opportunity.”
“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.”
“Having those past chances that I wasn’t able to convert I think it got me ready for this moment.”
Sam being a Christian added”
“If I don’t win, I can be OK with that. If I do, I give Him the glory.”
“Obviously at times it’s frustrating, you want things to happen, but just really deep down believing that His timing is perfect, His plan is perfect.”
Keegan Bradley finished in second place, a last round of even par 71 not good enough to challenge, he was three shots back at -14 under par, a poor tee shot on the 13th, into water, affecting him;
“I just hit a terrible shot, I hadn’t really hit a really bad shot all week and you just can’t hit it there, obviously, but you can’t hit it right of the flag.”
“And I just came out of it a little bit, it got gobbled up by the wind, if it goes another yard it might have been in that bunker, but it was a bummer.”
“I was in contention today obviously coming down the last nine holes. I’ve done pretty well in my career when I’ve had a chance and I just didn’t hit the shots that I needed to.”
Tied in third place at -13 under were; Viktor Hovland, -6 under 65 today, with Cameron Tringale, -3 under 68.