PGA Tour pro rages at all-time unlucky break: "It stinks! I didn't deserve it!"

PGA Tour pro Adam Schenk was frustrated at an unfortunate break on the 72nd hole at the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort.

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Sun, 19 Mar 2023
PGA Tour pro rages at all-time unlucky break: "It stinks! I didn't deserve it!"

Adam Schenk says he 'didn't deserve' his stroke of misfortune in the final round of the Valspar Championship that led to Taylor Moore snatching a one-stroke victory for his maiden PGA Tour title.   

Moore, 29, reached a 72-hole total of 10-under at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course. 

His final round of 4-under 67 was good enough for a one-stroke win over Schenck and two better than Jordan Spieth and Tommy Fleetwood

Schenk, in particular, endured one of the toughest breaks in recent memory. 

He was tied for the lead playing the final hole when his hooked tee shot ended up next to a tree.

Schenk had no swing, no shot and was forced to go lefty to hack his ball back into play. 

He had an outside chance to force a playoff with Moore with a 47ft putt to save a par.

His attempt rattled the pin but frustratingly failed to drop as it had too much juice on it. That gave Moore his first title. 

Reflecting on the cruel twist of fate, Schenk told the media:

"It stinks. I hit a really bad drive on the last hole. I toed it. Wish I could have lightly hit somebody and stayed where I had a chance to get to the green, but it did not, and I didn't deserve it.
"I had a chance with the wedge shot that came up short, and then I had a chance with the putt, which surprisingly actually hit the pin and came close.
"But it stinks to get so close, but great week all in all, so I can't really complain."

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Moore was simply a man possessed on the back nine, starting with an 18ft birdie putt at No.9 to join the hunt. 

He then made birdie at No. 12, 15 and 16 to set the clubhouse target. 

Moore's victory is somewhat surprising, given that he hadn't recorded a top-10 all season and was ranked outside the top 100 in the world. 

Spieth briefly held the lead all on his own on Sunday, but left himself too much work to do after dropping one shot back on No. 16 with a bogey. 

As for Fleetwood, he too had a share of the lead but made bogey at No. 14 and failed to make any inroads down the stretch. He closed with 70. 

Final leaderboard:

T. Moore -10

A. Schenk -9 

T. Fleetwood, J. Spieth -8 

W. Clark -6

S. Burns -5

M. Wallace, C. Gribble, W. Simpson -4

E. van Rooyen, N. Taylor , J. Thomas, J.T. Poston, Z. Blair, P. Kizzire -3

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