Sunday, April 22, 2018

Andrew Landry wins US PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open

2018 Valero Texas Open
(The 25th of 44 events in the PGA TOUR Season)
San Antonio, TX                April 19-22, 2018                   FedExCup Points: 500   Purse: $6,200,000      
TPC San Antonio – AT&T Oaks Course                          Par/Yards: 36-36—72/7,435
Weather: Sunny, with a high of 78. Wind N 10-20 mph.

Final-Round Leaderboard
Andrew Landry                    69-67-67-68—271 (-17)
Sean O’Hair                          72-70-65-66—273 (-15)
Trey Mullinax                       74-68-62-69—273 (-15)
Jimmy Walker                      71-69-67-67—274 (-14)
Zach Johnson                       70-65-68-72—275 (-13)
Andrew Landry
After beginning the final round of the Valero Texas Open tied with Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry posted a 4-under 68 (including three birdies to start the round) to post his first US PGA Tourvictory. At 17-under 271 (the lowest winning aggregate since the event moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010), Landry finished two strokes clear of Sean O’Hair and Trey Mullinax.

The victory came in Landry’s 32nd Tour start at the age of 30 years, 8 months and 15 days. He collects 500 points and moves from No. 41 to No. 9 in the FedExCup standings. Landry finished No. 178 in the FedExCup in his only other season on the PGA TOUR (2015-16).

Landry becomes the seventh first-time winner of the season, with three coming in the last five weeks (Brice Garnett, Satoshi Kodaira). He is the third player to record their first PGA TOUR victory in the last five editions of the Valero Texas Open, joining Steven Bowditch (2014) and Kevin Chappell (2017).

Landry, who made his way on TOUR this season by virtue of his fourth-place finish on the 2017 Tour priority list, is the first Texan to win the Valero Texas Open since Jimmy Walker in 2015.

Landry now has four top-10 finishes this season, with the first three coming in his first seven starts (T7/Safeway Open, T4/The RSM Classic, P2/CareerBuilder Challenge). He lost on the fourth hole of sudden death at the CareerBuilder Challenge to Jon Rahm.

Landry opened with a 4-under 66 to take the first-round lead at the 2016 U.S. Open. He was solo second after a second-round 1-over 71, T2 after a third-round even-par 70 and later finished T15 with an 8-over 78 in the final round.

In his only other start at the Valero Texas Open, Landry finished T51 in 2016.

Landry’s stats for the week:
R1 – 9 of 14 fairways, 13 of 18 greens in regulation, 3/5 scrambling, 28 putts.
R2 – 7 of 14 fairways, 14 of 18 greens in regulation, 3/4 scrambling, 27 putts.
R3 – 9 of 14 fairways, 16 of 18 greens in regulation, 2/2 scrambling, 29 putts.
R4 – 8 of 14 fairways, 10 of 18 greens in regulation, 7/8 scrambling, 23 putts.

About Andrew Landry
Birthdate: August 7, 1987
Birthplace: Port Neches-Groves, Texas
Residence: Austin, Texas
Family: Wife, Elizabeth; Brooks Ryan (3/20/2018)
College: University of Arkansas (2009, Communications)
Turned professional/Joined TOUR: 2009/2016 Tour Graduate (2015, 2017)





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