Winner’s Circle: Jordan Spieth Claims Victory at Valero Texas Open

Jordan Spieth Wins 2021 Valero Texas Open
Jordan Spieth reacts to sinking a birdie putt on the 17th green during the final round of Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course on April 04, 2021 in San Antonio, TX. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth shot a final-round 6-under 66 to claim a two-shot victory at the Valero Texas Open.

The 27-year old star entered Sunday’s finale at TPC San Antonio’s Oaks Course tied for the lead at 12 under with Matt Wallace. The Texan, though, quickly went ahead of the Englishman with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3, and never relinquished the advantage. After a bogey on No. 4 Spieth was clean the rest of the way while adding five more birdies, highlighted by a tournament clincher on the par-4 17th to reach 18 under, two better than Charley Hoffman (66).

“It was a fun battle today. I mean, Charley just — I mean, I was standing there with Michael, I was like c’mon, Charley, throw me a bone, throw me a bone,” said Spieth. “The chip-in birdie, that reversal there, I could have gone up four. That was huge.

“Then he had a couple more birdies coming in. Now that’s even more rewarding to have to kind of — 17 was a big hole for me and I feel great.

“I mean, it feels amazing right now. It has been a long time. It’s been since July of 2017. There’s peaks and valleys in this sport. I never expected to go this long. Back then, in between wins, it just kind of took a lot — maybe more for granted than I should have. It’s very difficult to win out here and I’ll certainly enjoy this one as much as I have any other.”

The win was Spieth’s first in nearly four years – his last victory coming at the 2017 British Open, and 12th of his PGA Tour career.

With the victory, Spieth earned $1,386,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 7 in the FedExCup standings, and No. 10 on the money list. He also picked up 38 Official World Golf Ranking points and will move to No. 38.

Hoffman, who made a terrific Sunday charge, claimed sole possession of second-place on 16-under par to earn $839,300 and 300 FedExCup points. He secured 23 world-ranking points and will move back into the top 100 (No. 72) for the first time since late in 2019.


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Jordan Spieth Pro-File

Name: Jordan Alexander Spieth
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 175 lb
Birthdate: July 27, 1993 (age 27)
Native: Dallas, Texas
Resides: Dallas, Texas
College: Texas
Equipment: Titleist


Valero Texas Open: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Jordan Spieth -18 (-6)
2. Charley Hoffman -16 (-6)
3. Matt Wallace -14 (-2)
4. Lucas Glover -12 (-6)
5. Anirban Lahiri -10 (-3)


Check Cashers: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Jordan Spieth ($1,386,000)
2. Charley Hoffman ($839,300)
3. Matt Wallace ($531,300)
4. Lucas Glover ($377,300)
5. Anirban Lahiri ($315,700)


Jordan Spieth’s Winning Stats

Jordan Spieth Wins 2021 Valero Texas Open
Jordan Spieth prepares to play his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course on April 02, 2021 in San Antonio, TX. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Top-line Stats

Driving: 306.5 (T23)
Fairways: 29/56, 51.8% (T49)
Greens: 42/72, 58.3% (T57)
Putts/Per GIR: 64/1.524 (1st)
Scores:24 Birdies, 42 Pars, 6 Bogeys

Strokes Gained

Off the Tee: 0.948 (38th)
Approach the Green: 7.416 (4th)
Around the Green: 4.525 (3rd)
Putting: 5.703 (6th)
Tee to Green: 12.889 (3rd)
Total: 18.593 (1st)


Spieth’s Winning Highlights

Jordan Spieth claimed his 12th PGA Tour victory at the 2021 Valero Texas Open with rounds of 67-70-67-66 to finish at 18-under-par at TPC San Antonio Oaks course.

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Spieth’s 2020-21 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 14
Cuts Made: 12
Wins: 1 (Valero)
Additional Top 10: 3
Earnings: $3,024,056 (10)
FedExCup Pts: 1,070 (7)
World Rank Before/After: 53/38


Spieth’s PGA Tour Victories

2021 Valero Texas Open
2017 The Open Championship
2017 Travelers Championship
2017 Pebble Beach Pro-Am
2016 Dean & Deluca Invitational
2016 Hyundai To of C
2015 Tour Championship
2015 John Deere Classic
2015 U.S. Open
2015 Masters Tournament
2015 Valspar Championship
2013 John Deere Classic


WITB: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth Wins 2021 Valero Texas Open
Jordan Spieth plays his shot from the 6th tee during the final round of Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course on April 04, 2021 in San Antonio, TX. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10°)
Metal: Titleist TS2 (15°)
Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (21°)
Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9)
Irons: Titleist 718 MB (5-PW)
Gap Wedges: Vokey SM8 (46°, 52°)
Sand Wedge: Vokey SM7 (56˚)
Lob Wedge: Vokey SM6 (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


Money & Points

With his win, Spieth earned $1,386,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 10 on the PGA Tour’s money list and No. 7 in the points standings.

Spieth also received 38 OWGR points to move to No. 38 in the world rankings. He was previously at No. 53.


Quotable

Jordan Spieth Wins 2021 Valero Texas Open
Tournament Chairman and Valero’s VP of Corporate Marketing Eric Fisher looks on as
Jordan Spieth tries on cowboy boots after winning the 2021 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course on April 04, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Lot of Tough Days Down This Road

“Yeah, I feel grateful. I feel — I feel really — you know, it kind of bounces off and on right now when it hits me that I’m back in the winner’s circle. It’s been a road that’s had a lot of tough days. I’ve had people in my corner that have always believed in me even when I’ve kind of believed less in myself,” said Jordan Spieth.

“I just feel a lot of gratitude to those who have helped me kind of get back here. My wife has been just a rock to me. This is my first win since we’ve been married, so it’s been progressing this way since maybe December. Before that, there was a lot of tough times

“When you’re struggling at work, you try not to bring it home and that kind of stuff. I’m very grateful for the people that I have around me. I’m blessed with a great family who’s always just looking out for my best interests. I’ve got an amazing team and I get put in position and I’ve got full trust in everyone that’s on my side that they’re going to be the best at what they do and I’ve just got to go out and feel the freedom to go enjoy playing golf.”


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