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Monday, April 23, 2018

The Limerick Summary: 2018 Valero Texas Open

Winner: Andrew Landry

Around the wider world of golf: Moriya Jutanugarn got her first LPGA win at the inaugural HUGEL-JTBC LA Open; Alexander Levy won the Trophee Hassan II on the ET; Jenny Haglund won the Lalla Meryem Cup for her first title on the LET; the team of Kirk Triplett and Paul Broadhurst won the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge; Eric Axley won the North Mississippi Classic on the Tour; and Rahil Gangjee won the Panasonic Open on the Japan Golf Tour. The Molino Cañuelas Championship still needs a Monday playoff on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

Andrew Landry with Texas Open trophy

Well, it looks like Zach Johnson just didn't have it Sunday. Experience and grit just weren't enough.

Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that experience isn't the exclusive domain of the older players. Andrew Landry, in just his 32nd start on the big stage, proved that a little experience of the correct sort can be just as effective.

He drew on a bad final round at the 2016 US Open at Oakmont. He drew from a playoff loss to Jon Rahm at CareerBuilder just a few weeks back.

As for grit... well, Landry had plenty of that to draw on already. And it was all on display Sunday.

He jumped out to a four-stroke lead after six holes and, if the birdies dried up after that, his steadiness didn't. Nobody seemed to find much out on TPC San Antonio -- at least, not enough to close the gap Landry had opened up. And Landry's seven final birdies sealed the deal.

Landry's first win comes in his home state. That's pretty sweet. And now he can say he got his first Limerick Summary in his home state as well. That's double sweet!
His battle with Rahm came up short,
But it’s there Landry learned to comport
Himself with a peace
Through the valleys and peaks—
And it brought his first Tour win, of course!
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