Having twice failed to get across the whitewash in Houston and Riviera Sam Burns finally got his first win on the PGA Tour yesterday and what a performance he put on. The American cruised home on the, less tricky than billed, Copperhead Course to win the Valspar Championship by three shots.
Burns had Keegan Bradley for company for much of Sunday before he fell away with a double on 13 allowing the 24 year old to claim a comfortable win unopposed.
Having come to Palm Harbour with three missed cuts from his last four starts Burns is now firmly on the up again with a lodgement of $1,242,000 to his bank account, a jump to 44th in the latest world golf rankings and coveted spots at the US Open and next years Masters secured.
What's In The Bag Sam Burns
Driver: Callaway Mavrik (10.5 deg) with a TPT Prototype shaft.
3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (15 deg) with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft.
Hybrid: Callaway Apex Pro ’15 4HY (23 deg) with a Fujikura Atmos Blue Hy 8X shaft.
Irons(4-9): Callaway Apex TCB with Project X 6.5 shafts.
Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw (46, 50, 56, 58@60 deg) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Using a Callaway Mavrik driver Burns hit 34 fairways around the trick Copperhead Course for a T14 field clip and an average driving distance of 304.4 yards. With his Callaway Apex TCB irons the 24 year old found 42 greens in regulation, T35 in the field. On the greens he was immense with just 99 total putts with his Odyssey O-Works putter converting two eagles and 21 birdies versus eight bogeys. Burns topped the Strokes Gained: Total stats with a whopping clip of 16.735.
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Title: What's In The Bag 2021 Valspar Championship Winner Sam Burns
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Published Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 10:11:00 +0000
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