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Paul Casey repeats as winner of Valspar Championship

Paul Casey held a one-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson via 54 holes on the Valspar Championship, however may Casey maintain off the World No. 1 and repeat at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead course? Right here’s what you missed on Sunday in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Who received: Paul Casey (one-over 72, eight beneath general)

The way it occurred: Casey made the flip in a single over on his spherical and was tied at eight beneath with Louis Oosthuizen. The 41-year-old grabbed the solo lead two extra instances on the again 9 solely to give up it with bogeys, and after a three-putt bogey from 42 ft on the 17th, Casey teed off on 18 tied with Jason Kokrak at eight beneath as Oosthuizen (69) held the clubhouse lead at seven beneath. Taking part in within the group forward of Casey, Korak (71) bogeyed the 18th to offer the solo lead again to Casey, who drove it in a fairway bunker. However Casey knocked it to 22 half of ft and two-putted for a one-shot win.

Why it issues: Casey is the primary back-to-back winner within the Valspar Championship’s historical past. He’s now received thrice on the PGA Tour to go along with his 13 European tour wins.

Greatest shot when it mattered: Casey drove it into the golf green bunker on 18 and confronted 130 yards to the inexperienced and had marginal area to clear the bunker lip on his method. He pulled it off and hit it to 22 half of ft, which all-but secured his victory.

What about DJ?: Johnson began the day a shot behind Casey and within the last pairing, however he did not make a birdie all spherical. He made three bogeys and shot 74, tying for sixth.

Greatest shot from an invisible man: Luke Donald holed out for eagle — from beneath the TV tower and off your display, on the first gap.

Wait, what? 🤔

From the place? 🤔

Eagle for @LukeDonald! #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/tXkYLaCV8w

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 24, 2019

Up subsequent: The Tour heads to Texas for the World Golf Championships-Dell Applied sciences Match Play at Austin Nation Membership, which begins on Wednesday with group play. Sixty-two of the highest 64 on the planet are within the discipline (Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott declined invitations) and Bubba Watson is again to defend his title. Tiger Woods can be within the discipline; he hasn’t performed the occasion since 2013, earlier than it began group-play matches. The Match Play will even function the ultimate Masters tune-up for a majority of the sphere.

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