Tour Roundup: Sam Burns Earns First PGA Tour Win; Hyo Joo Kim Shoots 64 to Snatch LPGA Victory

Published on May 03, 2021

By Nick Heidelberger

Sam Burns hoists Valspar Championship Trophy

PGA Tour: Sam Burns Earns Maiden PGA Tour Win at Valspar Championship

Former LSU standout Sam Burns earned his maiden PGA Tour win, a three-stroke victory at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. Burns shot 3-under par on Sunday to finish three clear of second-place Keegan Bradley and finish 17-under par for the tournament.

Burns’ first PGA Tour win comes after several close calls. The 24-year-old has found himself in the top five on the leaderboard through 36 holes five times this season, and his 54-hole lead at the Valspar Championship was his third such lead of the season.

“You just hope and practice so hard to have that opportunity,” Burns said. “After I had the bunker shot on 18, I just got choked up thinking about that moment and thinking, ‘You wanted to have that opportunity so bad for so long and now you do.’ It was really special for me.”

Valspar Championship Top 10 and Prize Money

Pos.

Player

Score

Money

1

Sam Burns

-17

$1,242,000

2

Keegan Bradley

-14

$752,100

T3

Viktor Hovland

-13

$407,100

T3

Cameron Tringale

-13

$407,100

5

Abraham Ancer

-12

$282,900

T6

Vaughn Taylor

-10

$241,500

T6

Max Homa

-10

$241,500

T8

Louis Oosthuizen

-9

$201,825

T8

Troy Merritt

-9

$201,825

T8

Joaquin Niemann

-9

$201,825

Complete Valspar Championship Results

Up Next on the PGA Tour

Wells Fargo Championship
May 6-9
Quail Hollow Club (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Purse: $8,100,000
Defending Champion: Max Homa

European Tour: Dean Burmester Leaps Onto Cusp of World Top 100 After Tenerife Open Win

Dean Burmester would not be denied his first European Tour victory in four years on Sunday, shooting a 9-under par 62 in the final round to seal a 5-stroke victory in the Tenerife Open at Golf Costa Adeje in Tenerife, Spain.

Burmester, of South Africa, began the day one stroke off the lead before blitzing the field with the low round of the day to finish 25-under par and five shots clear of runner-up Nicolai Von Dellingshausen. Burmester’s 62 was not only the low round of the day, but was tied for the second lowest of anybody throughout the entire tournament. Only Scott Jamieson’s second-round 61 was better.

“I think any time you can make your game travel, you’re achieving great things, so I’m ecstatic to win here,” Burmester said. “I’d obviously love to get in that top 100 in the world, it’s quite lucrative, a lot of things happen when you get into that top 100 so if I can get back there I’ll be very excited.”

With the win, Burmester jumped from No. 168 in the world to No. 107.

Tenerife Open Top 10 and Prize Money

Pos.

Player

Score

Money

1

Dean Burmester

-25

€230,500

2

Nicolai Von Dellingshausen

-20

€149,500

T3

Adrian Meronk

-19

€77,275

T3

Kalle Samooja

-19

€77,275

5

John Catlin

-18

€58,240

T6

Yikeun Chang

-17

€44,875

T6

Pedro Oriol

-17

€44,875

T8

Adri Arnaus

-16

€29,957

T8

Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez

-16

€29,957

T8

Scott Hend

-16

€29,957

T8

Garrick Higgo

-16

€29,957

Tenerif Open Complete Results

Up Next on the European Tour

Canary Islands Championship
May 6-9
Golf Costa Adeje (Tenerife, Spain)
Purse: €1,500,000

LPGA Tour: Hyo Joo Kim Shoots Final Round 64 to Steal HSBC Women’s World Championship

Hyo Joo Kim began the final round of the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore five strokes behind the 54-hole lead, but made up enough ground to secure her fourth career LPGA win with a final round 64.

Kim did her damage with a steady diet of birdies in the middle of her round, carding eight birdies in an 11-hole stretch from the fifth to the 15th hole. She added 10 pars to her scorecard to finish one shot clear of Hannah Green, who was in position to win through 70 holes before a bogey-bogey finish dropped her into second. 

“Usually I’m very confident with my putter,” Kim said through a translator. “So I just tried to focus when I needed to make the short putts, and I think that it’s concentration that makes the difference.”

HSBC Women's World Championship Top 10 and Prize Money

Pos.

Player

Score

Money

1

Hyo Joo Kim

-17

$240,000

2

Hannah Green

-16

$149,262

T3

Patty Tavatanakit

-15

$86,487

T3

Inbee Park

-15

$86,487

T3

Xiyu Lin

-15

$86,487

6

So Yeon Ryo

-12

$55,161

T7

Carlota Ciganda

-11

$39,022

T7

In Gee Chun

-11

$39,022

T7

Lydia Ko

-11

$39,022

T7

Gaby Lopez

-11

$39,022

HSBC Women's World Championship Complete Results

Honda LPGA Thailand
May 6-9
Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course (Bangkok)
Purse: $1,600,000

About The Author

Nick Heidelberger is the editor of GolfLink. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and has been navigating his way around the golf course for more than 10 years.

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