Patrick Reed fashioned a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open for a 72-hole total of 11-under 277, up three on the leaderboard to solo second, one shy of champion Charley Hoffman.
Playing out of the penultimate threesome, Reed and Hoffman were the main players down the stretch. The San Antonio native began the final frame on 8-under in solo fifth, three back of 54-hole leader Ricky Barnes, one shy of Hoffman. Making his third visit to the Valero with a previous-best T35 in 2012 -- and first since a missed cut in 2013, he birdied the third and fifth before squaring his lone bogey at the par-3 seventh to turn 1-under. At that point, he was T2 with Hoffman (and Barnes), one back of Martin Piller, who was thru 10. The 25-year-old came home in bogey-free 2-under, circling two, including a tap-in from 10 inches on 18, but could only watch as Hoffman slammed home a nine-footer for the win. Reed settles for his TOUR-leading eighth top 10 of the season (13 starts), and third career runner-up, second in 2016 (Hyundai TOC). Apr 24 - 6:32 PM