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Sam Burns earns first PGA TOUR win at Valspar Championship: Results, recaps, highlights from the PGA TOUR

DraftKings Live recaps PGA TOUR golf results from Valspar Championship.

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Below, DK Live recaps some of the most noteworthy PGA TOUR performances for the Valspar Championship. To see the entire leaderboard and receive push notifications for breaking PGA TOUR news, download the DK Live app. You can also get immediate golf news by following DK Live on Twitter at @dklive.


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Round 4 Recap — Sunday

Sam Burns earns first PGA victory at Valspar Championship

Burns ($7,900; 136.5 DKFP) had a near-miss earlier this year at The Genesis Invitational, where he stumbled down the stretch and finished one shot out of the playoff. The 24-year-old didn’t flame out on Sunday at the Valspar Championship, though, shooting a three-under to finish -17 for the week at Innisbrook Resort. Burns began the day tied with Keegan Bradley ($7,900; 113 DKFP), who shot an even-par and finished three strokes back in solo second place. Burns made six birdies on the day against just three bogeys and cruised home for his breakthrough win. — Zach Thompson

Viktor Hovland heats up to finish strong at Innisbrook

While he couldn’t quite reel in the leaders, Hovland ($10,500; 108 DKFP) had a great final round at the Valspar Championship, surging to a third-place finish in a tie with Cameron Tringale ($8,400; 103.5 DKFP). They finished just one stroke behind Keegan Bradley ($7,900; 113 DKFP) and four strokes behind champion Sam Burns ($7,900; 136.5 DKFP). Abraham Ancer ($9,300; 103.5 DKFP) rounded out the top five, and Beau Hossler ($6,200; 64 DKFP) shot a five-under for the second-best round of the day. On the other extreme, Keith Mitchell ($7,000; 54.5 DKFP) shot an 11-over and dropped all the way to 69th, last among the golfers that made the cut. — Zach Thompson


Round 3 Recap — Saturday

Keegan Bradley, Sam Burns remain atop leaderboard at Valspar Championship

Bradley ($7,900; 107.5 DKFP) and Burns ($7,900; 110.5 DKFP) entered Saturday in a tie for first place at the Valspar Championship and remain there after shooting two-under 69s in the third round. Both sit at -14, one shot ahead of Max Homa ($8,100; 94.5 DKFP), who remains in third place all alone. Bradley had a bit of mixed bag in his third round, birdieing two holes on the front nine before sandwiching an eagle on 14 with two bogeys on the back nine. Burns, on the other hand, eagled the first and was four under through five holes before he gave both shots back with bogeys on 16 and 18. Bradley is a slight favorite to win the event at +200 on DraftKings Sportsbook, just ahead of Burns at +225. — Kenny Ducey

Ted Potter Jr. rockets up leaderboard on Saturday at Valspar Championship

Potter, Jr. ($6,100; 83.5 DKFP) took full advantage of “moving day” at the Valspar Championship, moving into a tie for fourth place on Saturday after beginning the third round down at 41st. The 37-year-old poured in five birdies on the front nine, giving just one shot back on the eighth before bogeying 10 to get back to -3 on the day. From there, he turned it on with an eagle on 11 and three more birdies to get into the clubhouse at -10 — four shots in back of the leaders. All told, he carded an eight-under 63 for the low round of the day. Max Homa ($8,100; 94.5 DKFP) and three others had the next-best day with rounds of 66. Homa’s performance helped him remain in third place, just one shot off the lead. — Kenny Ducey


Round 2 Recap — Friday

Sam Burns and Keegan Bradley tied for lead entering third round of Valspar Championship

Burns ($7,900) and Bradley ($7,900) have jumped out to a sizable lead after the first two rounds of the Valspar Championship. Bradley entered Friday with the lead after shooting an opening-round 64, and he followed that up with a 66 on Friday. Burns was three shots behind Bradley at the start of the day, but he posted an eight-under-par 63 to lead all golfers on Friday. That brings both players to 12-under-par for the tournament, which leaves them at least four shots ahead of every other golfer in the field. Unsurprisingly, they have become the betting favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook. Both players are listed at +275 to win the event, and no one else is listed at lower than +1100. — Matt LaMarca

Chris Kirk headlines notable missed cuts at Valspar Championship

Kirk ($8,200) was the third-highest owned golfer in DraftKings’ tournaments this week at nearly 26.5%, but his week has come to an early end. He failed to qualify for the weekend after shooting a score of three-over-par on Friday, which left him well outside the cut line of one-under-par. Kirk wasn’t the only popular golfer to miss the cut this weekend. Doug Ghim ($7,300), Russell Henley ($9,000) and Emiliano Grillo ($8,300) also checked in with top-nine ownership this week, and all three players found themselves on the wrong side of the cut line. Sungjae Im is doing the best for the chalk golfers — he’s currently in a tie for sixth place — but he’s still five strokes behind the leaders entering the third round. — Matt LaMarca


Round 1 Recap — Thursday

Keegan Bradley out in front at Valspar Championship after first round

Bradley ($7,900; 62.50 DKFP) jumped out to a two-shot lead at the Valspar Championship on Thursday, shooting a seven-under 64 in the first round down in Florida. The American started off with two birdies on the front and closed with five on the back nine, including three in a row on 14, 15 and 16 to finish bogey-free for the day. He holds a two-shot lead over a group of five golfers, including Emiliano Grillo ($8,300; 44.50 DKFP) and Max Homa ($8,100; 46 DKFP). Bradley is currently the favorite to win the event at +800 on DraftKings Sportsbook as of Thursday evening. Grillo and Justin Thomas ($11,500; 24 DKFP) have the next-best odds at +1100. — Kenny Ducey

Sungjae Im within striking distance at Valspar Championship

Im ($9,200; 30 DKFP) was one of the most popular players at 22.66% ownership in the $750K Flop Shot and has been paying dividends for the fantasy owners who put their faith in him. He turned in a first round of 68, sitting four shots in back of the lead at three under par. Im picked up six birdies on the day, even earning the birdie streak bonus, but he gave two shots back on 17 and 18 to finish -3. Corey Conners ($9,600; 14 DKFP), who was the most popular player at 29.39% ownership. He didn’t have the same fate as Im, turning in a one-under round of 70, similar to Chris Kirk ($8,200; 15.5 DKFP), who was drafted into 23.34% of lineups and also shot a 70. Jason Kokrak ($8,700; 32 DKFP) went off at 22.73% and is one shot better than Im at -4. — Kenny Ducey


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