Moore wins first PGA title in dramatic Florida finish
American Taylor Moore has claimed his first PGA Tour title in his 46th start following a dramatic finish to the Valspar Championship in Florida.
Moore carded a closing 67 at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course to post the clubhouse target of 10 under, before facing an anxious wait to see if any of his rivals could match it.
Adam Schenk (70) needed to par the 18th to force a play-off but pulled his drive left of the fairway and saw his ball come to rest just inches from the base of a tree.
From there he made brilliant contact on a left-handed shot which bounded through the fairway and, after hitting his approach to 41 feet, saw his long par attempt carry too much speed, catch the edge of the hole and run five feet past.
"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," Schenk admitted.
"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.
"It stinks to get so close, but great week all in all, so I can't really complain. David (his caddie) and I did about as good as we could have done with how I hit it today. I didn't hit it quite as good."
Playing partner Jordan Spieth (70) needed to birdie the last to catch Moore but three-putted from long range to fall back into a tie for third on eight under with England's Tommy Fleetwood (70).
Spieth had been tied for the lead when he hit a terrible drive into the water on the 16th, but salvaged a remarkable bogey and then hit the best tee shot of the day on the par-three 17th, only to miss from six feet for birdie.
"It hasn't really hit me yet. I was just in compete mode and just watching the guys finish, maybe in a play-off, maybe not, and it's so cool," Moore told NBC.
"It's so awesome, it's what I work for and I'm really excited not just for me but for everyone around me. It's a cool moment."
Two-time defending champion Sam Burns, who was bidding to become the first player in more than a decade to win the same PGA Tour event three years in a row, finished sixth after a closing 67.
Cameron Percy was the best-placed Australian, carding a final-round 70 to finish in a tie for 16th at two under, with Harrison Endycott (75) seven over.