Charley Hoffman’s one-shot victory over Patrick Reed at the Valero Texas Open marked his 4th career PGA Tour title.
Hoffman (12-under) shook off some recent near-misses with the triumph. The week’s effort moved up to to 18th in the FedEx Cup standings — a season-long points race. He also jumped up on the Official World Golf Rankings from 57th to 34th.
Adam Scott leads the FedEx Cup standings followed by Jason Day and Brandt Snedeker.
The one-shot win marked the 19th time in 24 events this season on the PGA Tour that the tournament ended in either a single-shot spread or in a playoff.
Ryan Palmer, Ricky Barnes, Kevin Chappell, Billy Horschel and Martin Pillar logged T-4 finishes at 9-under. For Reed, it was his second runner-up effort of the season and tour-leading 8th Top 10 finish.
Hoffman entered the week as a 28-to-1 betting pick at Silverton Casino in Las Vegas.
Other Golf News:
- With her victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Sunday in San Francisco in windy conditions, Japan’s Harukyo Nomura climbed in the Rolex Rankings to No. 23. It marked her second LPGA Tour win of the season, but her first career title on U.S. soil. She won in Australia in February.
- John Daly turns 50 this week making his eligible for the Champions Tour.
- The Olympic Women’s Rankings are based on the Rolex rankings. The top 60 in the Olympic Women’s Rankings earn spots in the games. If a player isn’t among the top two from her country in the Rolex rankings, she won’t appear on the Olympic Women’s Rankings, unless she’s among the top 15 in the Rolex rankings and also among the top four from her country.
- Louis Oosthuizen, a former Open champion, opted out of a chance to participate in the Olympics. He joins Scott on the sidelines citing scheduling issues.