5 Thoughts: Valspar Championship Leaderboard, 54 Holes


Adam Hadwin leads the Valspar Championship through 54 holes, and is on pace to pick up his first PGA Tour win. The 29-year-old Canadian is 4 shots ahead of Patrick Cantlay, who will play with Hadwin in Sunday’s final pairing at Innisbrook.

5 Thoughts

1.Patrick Reed continues to struggle. After a 1-under 70 on Thursday, the Ryder Cup star has shot back-to-back 72s and is at +1 (T49) heading into Sunday’s final round. Reed has finished outside the top-50! in three of his last four events: T68, T23, T59, T61.

2. Keegan Bradley looked like a sleeper pick after a terrific opening round 67 which landed him at T6. But the former PGA champ followed it up with a 2-over 73 on Friday, and then totally collapsed yesterday with a 4-over 75. Bradley has dropped all the way down to T54 at +2. After a strong start to the season, Bradley has struggled the past month or so.

3. J.J. Henry has gone the opposite way of fellow New Englander Bradley. The 41-year-old Henry opened with a 1-over 72 and needed a good score on Friday just to make the weekend. He did just that. And after back-to-back 67s, Henry finds himself at -7, tied for fifth. Henry, who is a missed-cut machine, is looking for his first decent payday of the season.

4. Tyrone Van Aswegen was in great shape to make a run at his first PGA Tour title heading into Saturday’s third round. Following two impressive rounds of 69 and 65, the 25-year-old South African was at -8 and only two shots back of leader Hadwin. But Saturday’s 4-over 75 completely knocked him out of contention.

5. Russell Henley, like Van Aswegen, was in superb shape after 36 holes (-7 and only 3 shots back). But a 4-over 75 also knocked the two-time Tour winner out of contention. Henley will be battling for a top-10 finish on Sunday which will move him into the top-50 in the FedEx Cup race. He’s currently at 64.

Valspar Championship Leaderboard – 54 Holes

1Adam Hadwin-14
2Patrick Cantlay-10
3Jim Herman-9
4Dominic Bozzelli-8
5J.J. Henry-7
5Henrik Stenson-7
7Charl Schwartzel-6
7Lucas Glover-6
9John Huh-5
9J.T. Poston-5
9Wesley Bryan-5
12Ryan Moore-4
12Chad Campbell-4
12Tony Finau-4
12Nick Watney-4
12Bryson DeChambeau-4
12Tyrone Van Aswegen-4
18David Hearn-3
18Ben Martin-3
18Keith Mitchell-3
18Kevin Streelman-3
18Alex Cejka-3
18Hudson Swafford-3
18Russell Henley-3
25Harris English-2
25Morgan Hoffmann-2
25Danny Lee-2
25Kyle Stanley-2
25Stewart Cink-2
25Jason Dufner-2
25Soren Kjeldsen-2
25Matt Kuchar-2
25Charles Howell III-2
25Blayne Barber-2
35Jim Furyk-1
35Brian Stuard-1
35Graeme McDowell-1
35Webb Simpson-1
35Byeong-Hun An-1
35Seamus Power-1
35Jonas Blixt-1
35Hunter Mahan-1
35Jamie Lovemark-1
35Luke List-1
45Tim WilkinsonE
45Cameron SmithE
45Chez ReavieE
45Jason KokrakE
49David Lingmerth1
49Patrick Reed1
49Graham DeLaet1
49Lee McCoy1
49James Hahn1
54Charlie Danielson2
54Bill Haas2
54Nick Taylor2
54Ryo Ishikawa2
54Keegan Bradley2
54Rod Pampling2
54Ian Poulter2
61Kelly Kraft3
61Robert Garrigus3
61Kyle Reifers3
61Ryan Blaum3
61Michael Kim3
61Ben Crane3
67Gary Woodland4
68Bud Cauley5
69Scott Stallings7
71Aaron BaddeleyMC
71Daniel BergerMC
71Zac BlairMC
71Greg ChalmersMC
71Brian GayMC
71Cody GribbleMC
71Beau HosslerMC
71Billy Hurley IIIMC
71Peter MalnatiMC
71Ollie SchniederjansMC
81Ricky BarnesMC
81Luke DonaldMC
81Ken DukeMC
81Ernie ElsMC
81Martin FloresMC
81Russell KnoxMC
81Spencer LevinMC
81Seung-yul NohMC
81Scott PiercyMC
81Steve StrickerMC
81Johnson WagnerMC
81Bubba WatsonMC
81Willy WilcoxMC
94Sung KangMC
94Patton KizzireMC
94Kevin NaMC
94Justin ThomasMC
94Cameron TringaleMC
94Harold Varner IIIMC
100Jason BohnMC
100Steven BowditchMC
100Chad CollinsMC
100Smylie KaufmanMC
100Martin LairdMC
100George McNeillMC
100Sam SaundersMC
100John SendenMC
100Vijay SinghMC
100Steve WheatcroftMC
110K.J. ChoiMC
110Brian HarmanMC
110Charley HoffmanMC
110Freddie JacobsonMC
110Chris KirkMC
110Andrew LoupeMC
110Trey MullinaxMC
110C.T. PanMC
110Shawn StefaniMC
110Brett StegmaierMC
110Richy WerenskiMC
110Zach WrightMC
122Derek FathauerMC
122Billy HorschelMC
122Steve MarinoMC
122Troy MerrittMC
122Geoff OgilvyMC
122Carl PetterssonMC
122J.J. SpaunMC
122Robert StrebMC
122Daniel SummerhaysMC
122Boo WeekleyMC
132Retief GoosenMC
132Mark HubbardMC
132Grayson MurrayMC
132Jimmy StangerMC
136Michael ThompsonMC
137Bryce MolderMC
137Patrick RodgersMC
137Brendon ToddMC
140Scott BrownMC
140Matt EveryMC
142Rod PerryMC
-Si Woo KimWD
-Whee KimWD
-Sean O'HairWD


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