Hoffman Grabs Win at Texas Open

Charley Hoffman fired in a birdie putt on No. 18, right after playing partner Patrick Reed had done likewise, to win the Valero Texas Open Sunday in San Antonio. Hofman led by one stroke entering Sunday’s final round, but Reed slipped ahead by a stroke when he birdied No. 3 while Hoffman bogeyed it. The pair were knotted from 7 to 11 after Reed bogeyed the former, and Hoffman took the lead back with a birdie at No. 11. Each man had one birdie over the next six holes and Reed put the pressure of a playoff on by sinking his own putt at No. 18. Chad Collins finished third at 10-under, also shooting a 69. Five players, including 2014 FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel,were tied for fourth at 9-under. It's the fourth win on the PGA Tour for Hoffman, and his first since the OHL Classic in 2014. It's the third time in four victories that he has won by a single stroke.

Golf Birthdays: December 21-27

December 23 John Bickerton, three-time European Tour winner, turns 46. His three wins came between 2005-2008 and include the Open de France and the Alfred Dunhill Championship. December 26 Ryan Howison, a three-time Web.com winner, turns 49. December 27 Charley Hoffman, three-time PGA winner, turns 39. His biggest win to date was the 2010 Deutsche … Continue reading Golf Birthdays: December 21-27