2021 Valero Texas Open Recap

Jordan Spieth Wins Again on the PGA Tour

San Antonio, TX – The drought is over.  Jordan Spieth (-18) won on the PGA Tour for the first time since the 2017 Open championship.  Spieth was tied with Matt Wallace for the lead heading into the final round.  He fired a final round 66 to win by two over Charley Hoffman.

After being in the wilderness for the better part of three years, Spieth has shown signs of returning to his old self lately.  His short game magic seems to have returned and his driver woes are not nearly as bad as they have been.  Also exciting for golf fans is the fact that the win comes the week before the Masters.  Whether or not he can keep the magic going will be a top storyline all week.

After opening with a 75, Hoffman apparently found something and went 66-65-66 to finish the week.  He edged out Matt Wallace by two strokes.  Lucas Glover finished in solo third at -12 after matching Spieth and Hoffman with a final round 66.

Other players who had notable weeks included Anirban Lahiri, who hasn’t had much success to speak of as of late but played solid all week and ended up in solo fifth at -10; Chris Kirk continued his positive season after earning his status earlier in the year, finishing T6 at -9 alongside Gary Woodland and Brandt Snedeker.

Next week, the PGA Tour steps aside as the world’s best players compete in the Masters.  Dustin Johnson is the defending champion from just six short months ago and will defend against players seeking their first green jacket like Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, and Bryson DeChambeau, as well as those seeking a second like Jordan Spieth.

Jordan Spieth What’s In The Bag

Driver: Titleist TSi3 10° (Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X)

3 wood: Titleist TS2 15° (Fujikura Ventus Blue 7X)

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 21° (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X Hybrid)

Irons: Titleist T100 4-9 (True Temper Project X 6.5)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 46°, 52°, 56°, Vokey Proto 60° (True Temper Project X 6.0 (6.5 in 46))

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 009

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Dylan Thaemert

Dylan Thaemert has been a contributor to Plugged In Golf since 2018. He is a clinical mental health therapist living in the Twin Cities area. He is passionate about travel, the arts, and is always searching for ways to increase his knowledge of the game of golf.

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