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Hoffman wins Valero Texas Open

Clutch 9-foot birdie putt avoids playoff with Reed

Charley Hoffman made a 9-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open on Sunday.

The 39-year-old Hoffman closed with a 3-under 69 at TPC San Antonio for a one-stroke victory over Patrick Reed. Hoffman finished at 12-under 276 and earned $1,116,000 for his fourth PGA TOUR victory.

“This was my hardest one,” Hoffman said after a vigorous fist-pump and drill-team leg kick when the winning putt fell at 18. “Grabbing that lead and holding on to it -- it’s tough to keep the pedal down and give yourself birdie opportunities and win golf tournaments.”

Playing alongside Hoffman, Reed also birdied the par-5 18th for a 69. He missed birdie putts inside 8 feet on the par-3 16th and par-4 17th.

“Today I was missing a lot of short putts, so I’m shocked I even had a chance,” Reed said.

Reed, who was born in San Antonio, put the pressure on Hoffman with a tap-in birdie at the 18th after reaching the fringe on the 595-yard hole in two. His shot to the green came from the left-hand rough, and had to clear an oak tree and creek in front of the green.

Hoffman followed by hitting his third shot from a greenside bunker to set up his birdie.

“It was about a cup outside left,” Hoffman said. “I said to myself ‘Let’s finish this here. Let’s not play anymore.’”

Hoffman also won the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship and 2015 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Reed pulled within a shot of Hoffman with a 23-foot birdie putt from the fringe at 15. Hoffman missed a 10-foot birdie try on the hole.

Reed missed a bending, right-to-left putt from 7 feet that could have tied Hoffman at 16, and missed a straighter putt from about the same distance on the next hole.

“I thought they were in,” Reed said. “I put the pressure as much as I could on Charley. It shows he was ready to win a golf tournament, and I had way too many mistakes to close one out.”

Hoffman took advantage of the misses.

“I definitely dodged bullets there,” Hoffman said. “I made my par saves and he missed his birdies, so I was able to keep my momentum.”

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