World No. 24 Brooks Koepka painted a week-tying-low 7-under-par 32-33=65 in the finale of the Valero Texas Open to reach 11-under 277, up 10 places to solo 2nd, one shy of overnight leader and champion Kevin Chappell, who shot 68 and birdied the 72nd hole to win.
Playing out of the fourth-to-last threesome, the 24-year-old put up a furious charge, his 65 being 8.158 strokes better than the field average. After opening in 68-74-70, he began T12 on 4-under, four back. The FSU product landed eight (of 14) fairways and peppered 16 greens in regulation, the tourney leader in the latter at 75.00 percent (54/72). He also paced the field in SG: Tee-to-Green with a cumulative 13.482, 6.429 of that in R4. The Floridian sqaured a lone bogey-5 at nine (3-putt from 49'8"), camouflaged by eight birdies at Nos. 1, 2, 6-8, 11, 12 and 18, posting the clubhouse lead with a walk-off 4 from 3'1". His split featured five from greater than eight feet with a long of 39'1" at the par-4 seventh. This is Koepka's fourth runner-up in 74 career events, second this season in 11 starts (2nd, Shriners).