Sam Burns finally reaped the rewards of what has been a consistent season so far on the PGA Tour by winning the Valspar Championship this past Sunday.
Burns, only 24 years old, has had a number of close calls on Tour so far this campaign, narrowly missing out on victory on multiple occasions.
But, having shared the lead since Friday, Burns made sure of a confident conclusion to his week in Florida, carding a final-round 68 to seal victory by three strokes.
Burns kept his cool throughout the day and despite strong winds making life difficult on the course, he prevailed with a winning score of 17 under par.
Having been in a battle for top spot with Keegan Bradley all week, Burns’ three under on Sunday proved pivotal as Bradley stagnated to settle for a round of even par.
Viktor Hovland and Cameron Tringale wrapped up a share of third place on 13 under par for the week, while Mexico’s Abraham Ancer settled in fifth a stroke back.
South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen also secured himself a top-10 finish with a solid final-round 69 to sign off on nine under par.
Charl Schwartzel ended Sunday with a round of one-under 70 to conclude his week in T21 and on five under par, while Branden Grace settled four strokes back on one under.