Andrew Landry wins maiden PGA Tour title at Valero Texas Open

A costly bogey at the 17th cost Mullinax his chance as 30-year-old Landry went on to win

Landry hit a 55-foot putt over a ridge to 3 feet for par on 17 and made an 8-footer on 18 after running a 50-foot downhill birdie try past the hole.

"It was obviously a tough week this week", Landry said. Landry, who fired four straight rounds in the 60s, started his final round with five birdies in his first 10 holes, including three straight to start his day.

However, a bogey five at the 11th coupled with a charge which saw Trey Mullinax - who had posted a course record 62 on Saturday - reduce his lead to a single shot with three birdies in four holes around the turn, set up a potentially dramatic conclusion. "Before this week, my game was good, but my putter was not good enough, but that changed here".

Landry, a 30-year-old from Port Neches in far southeast Texas, took charge from the start of the final round, birdieing the first three holes to set the pace and put the rest of the players near the lead into a chase mode.

Landry is the fourth Razorback to win on the PGA Tour after John Daly (5 wins), David Lingmerth (1) and Austin Cook (1).

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Walker ended the week in outright fourth on 14 under and one shot ahead of two-time victor Zach Johnson, who ran up a scrappy six at the last to complete a disappointing 72. He finished runner-up to Jon Rahm earlier this year at the CareerBuilder Challenge, and a t-4 during the fall.

"We still have a lot of work to do but this definitely helps", he said.

After saving a par with an eight-foot putt at the fifth, Landry sent his tee shot at the sixth into a fairway bunker, but blasted onto the green and sank a 10-foot birdie putt.

Chilean 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann, the former world amateur number one making his professional debut, fired his second 67 in a row to finish sixth on 276.

"It's unbelievable. It's really nice to be standing with the best players in the world and be on the leaderboard", Niemann told CBS television.

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