Valero Texas Open

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The Texas Open, known as the Valero Texas Open for sponsorship reasons, is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played near San Antonio, Texas. It dates back 99 years to 1922, when it was first called the Texas Open; San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corporation took over naming rights in 2002. It is played at The Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio, northeast of the city. The Valero Energy Foundation is the host organization for the Valero Texas Open.

Valero Texas Open
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Tournament information
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
Established1922, 99 years ago
Course(s)TPC San Antonio
Oaks Course
Par72
Length7,435 yards (6,799 m)[1]
Organized byValero Foundation
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$7,700,000
Month playedApril
Tournament record score
Aggregate254 Tommy Armour III (2003)
To par−27 Mike Souchak (1955)
Current champion
United States Jordan Spieth
Location Map
TPC San Antonio is located in the United States
TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio
Location in the United States
TPC San Antonio is located in Texas
TPC San Antonio
TPC San Antonio
Location in Texas

The event is managed by Wasserman Media Group as of 2017.[2] In 2003, it was the site of the 72-hole PGA Tour scoring record of 254, shot by Tommy Armour III.[3] Many big-name players have won this tournament, including Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, and Arnold Palmer, who won it three years in a row. It has always been considered a tournament where it is relatively easy to shoot low scores. Since 1934, every tournament winner has finished with a score under-par.

It has always been played in the San Antonio area,[4] and is the sixth oldest professional golf tournament worldwide, the third oldest on the PGA Tour and the longest held in the same city. The tournament has been hosted on eight different golf courses. From its inception until 1940, it was held at Brackenridge Park Golf Course, with the exception of 1927–1928, when it was played at Willow Springs Golf Course. After the event left Brackenridge Park, it returned to Willow Springs (1941–1949). In 1950 and 1951, it was played at both Brackenridge Park and Ft. Sam Houston Golf Course; afterwards it stayed at Brackenridge Park, with the exception of 1956 and 1960, when it returned to Ft. Sam Houston.

Oak Hills Country Club hosted from 1961 to 1966, then it went to Pecan Valley Golf Club (1967–1970). There was no event in 1968, as Pecan Valley was the site of the PGA Championship in July. No event was held in 1971; it was played at Woodlake Golf Club for five editions (1972–1976), then returned to Oak Hills (1977–1994). (No event was held in 1987, as Oak Hills hosted the first Tour Championship in late October.)

It was held at the Resort Course at La Cantera Golf Club (1995–2009), then moved to its present site on The Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, in the affluent Cibolo Canyon community, in 2010.[5]

The Texas Open was usually held in September or October; in 2007 and 2008, the event was demoted to the Fall Series. With the demise of the Atlanta Classic, the PGA Tour moved the Texas Open into that slot on the schedule in May 2009 and it became a regular FedEx Cup event.[6] The 2009 event offered an increased purse of $6.1 million (up from $4.5 million) and its winner's share exceeded $1 million for the first time. In 2011, the event moved to the week following the Masters Tournament; that 2011 edition is best known for Kevin Na's 16 (+12) on the ninth hole in the opening round.

As a Fall Series event, the Valero Texas Open was the alternate tournament to the Presidents and Ryder Cups. In 2013, the tournament was in early April, the week before The Masters, and aired on NBC for the first time; several European Tour players participated in the Texas Open for the first time since the mid-1980s.

Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become the annual leader in charitable fundraising among PGA Tour events. In 2015, the Valero Texas Open become only the fourth PGA Tour event to eclipse the $100 million milestone in funds raised for charity. The 2021 Valero Texas Open raised a record breaking $16 million for charity, bringing the grand total to over $187 million in charitable giving.

In 2019, the Valero Texas Open returned to being played before The Masters, thereby shifting the weekend coverage from CBS to NBC.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Valero Texas Open was cancelled just three weeks before taking place but returned in 2021, the week before The Masters.

Course layoutEdit

Oaks Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 454 602 213 481 401 403 207 604 474 3,839 447 405 410 241 567 464 183 347 591 3,655 7,494
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 36 72

Source:[1]

HighlightsEdit

  • 1951: Al Brisch became the first player to record a round of 60 in a PGA Tour event.[7]
  • 1955: Mike Souchak's 27-under par set the record for the lowest score recorded in a 72-hole PGA Tour event – a record which stood until John Huston scored 28-under par at the 1998 Hawaiian Open.[8]
  • 2004: Oft-injured Bart Bryant, recovering from elbow surgery and playing on a Major Medical Extension, earned his first PGA Tour win in his 187th start.
  • 2005: Robert Gamez won his first event since March 1990, giving him the record for longest time between PGA Tour wins.
  • 2017: After 180 PGA Tour starts and six runner-up finishes, Kevin Chappell birdied the 72nd hole for his first PGA Tour win.
  • 2019: Corey Conners, playing on conditional status, Monday qualified for the tournament and earned his first PGA Tour win the week before the Masters. He was the first player to win on the PGA Tour after qualifying on a Monday in nine years.[9]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Ref.
Valero Texas Open
2021   Jordan Spieth 270 −18 2 strokes   Charley Hoffman 1,386,000 7,700,000
2020 Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic [10]
2019   Corey Conners 268 −20 2 strokes   Charley Hoffman 1,350,000 7,500,000
2018   Andrew Landry 271 −17 2 strokes   Trey Mullinax
  Sean O'Hair
1,116,000 6,200,000
2017   Kevin Chappell 276 −12 1 stroke   Brooks Koepka 1,116,000 6,200,000
2016   Charley Hoffman 276 −12 1 stroke   Patrick Reed 1,116,000 6,200,000
2015   Jimmy Walker 277 −11 4 strokes   Jordan Spieth 1,116,000 6,200,000
2014   Steven Bowditch 280 −8 1 stroke   Will MacKenzie
  Daniel Summerhays
1,116,000 6,200,000
2013   Martin Laird 274 −14 2 strokes   Rory McIlroy 1,116,000 6,200,000
2012   Ben Curtis 279 −9 2 strokes   Matt Every
  John Huh
1,116,000 6,200,000
2011   Brendan Steele 280 −8 1 stroke   Kevin Chappell
  Charley Hoffman
1,116,000 6,200,000
2010   Adam Scott 274 −14 1 stroke   Freddie Jacobson 1,098,000 6,100,000
2009   Zach Johnson (2) 265 −15 Playoff   James Driscoll 1,098,000 6,100,000
2008   Zach Johnson 261 −19 2 strokes   Charlie Wi
  Tim Wilkinson
  Mark Wilson
810,000 4,500,000
2007   Justin Leonard (3) 261 −19 Playoff   Jesper Parnevik 810,000 4,500,000
2006   Eric Axley 265 −15 3 strokes   Anthony Kim
  Justin Rose
  Dean Wilson
720,000 4,000,000
2005   Robert Gamez 262 −18 3 strokes   Olin Browne 630,000 3,500,000
2004   Bart Bryant 261 −19 3 strokes   Patrick Sheehan 630,000 3,500,000
2003   Tommy Armour III 254 −26 7 strokes   Loren Roberts
  Bob Tway
630,000 3,500,000
2002   Loren Roberts 261 −19 3 strokes   Fred Couples
  Fred Funk
  Garrett Willis
630,000 3,500,000
Texas Open at LaCantera
2001   Justin Leonard (2) 266 −18 2 strokes   J. J. Henry
  Matt Kuchar
540,000 3,000,000
Westin Texas Open at LaCantera
2000   Justin Leonard 261 −19 5 strokes   Mark Wiebe 468,000 2,600,000
Westin Texas Open
1999   Duffy Waldorf (2) 270 −18 Playoff   Ted Tryba 360,000 2,000,000
1998   Hal Sutton 270 −18 1 stroke   Jay Haas
  Justin Leonard
306,000 1,700,000
LaCantera Texas Open
1997   Tim Herron 271 −17 2 strokes   Rick Fehr
  Brent Geiberger
252,000 1,400,000
1996   David Ogrin 275 −13 1 stroke   Jay Haas 216,000 1,200,000
1995   Duffy Waldorf 268 −20 6 strokes   Justin Leonard 198,000 1,100,000
Texas Open
1994   Bob Estes 265 −19 1 stroke   Gil Morgan 180,000 1,000,000
H.E.B. Texas Open
1993   Jay Haas (2) 263 −21 Playoff   Bob Lohr 180,000 1,000,000
1992   Nick Price 263 −21 Playoff   Steve Elkington 162,000 900,000
1991   Blaine McCallister 269 −11 Playoff   Gary Hallberg 162,000 900,000
1990   Mark O'Meara 261 −19 1 stroke   Gary Hallberg 144,000 800,000
Texas Open
1989   Donnie Hammond 258 −22 7 strokes   Paul Azinger 108,000 600,000
1988   Corey Pavin 259 −21 8 strokes   Robert Wrenn 108,000 600,000
1987 No tournament – club hosted the inaugural Tour Championship
Vantage Championship
1986   Ben Crenshaw (2) 196[a] −14 1 stroke   Payne Stewart 180,000 1,000,000
Texas Open
1985   John Mahaffey 268 −12 Playoff   Jodie Mudd 63,000 350,000
1984   Calvin Peete 266 −14 3 strokes   Bruce Lietzke 63,000 350,000
1983   Jim Colbert 261 −19 5 strokes   Mark Pfeil 54,000 300,000
1982   Jay Haas 262 −18 3 strokes   Curtis Strange 45,000 250,000
1981   Bill Rogers 266 −14 Playoff   Ben Crenshaw 45,000 250,000
San Antonio Texas Open
1980   Lee Trevino 265 −15 1 stroke   Terry Diehl 45,000 250,000
1979   Lou Graham 268 −12 1 stroke   Eddie Pearce
  Bill Rogers
  Doug Tewell
45,000 250,000
1978   Ron Streck 265 −15 1 stroke   Hubert Green
  Lon Hinkle
40,000 200,000
1977   Hale Irwin 266 −14 2 strokes   Miller Barber 30,000 150,000
1976   Butch Baird 273 −15 Playoff   Miller Barber 25,000 125,000
1975   Don January 275 −13 Playoff   Larry Hinson 25,000 125,000
1974   Terry Diehl 269 −19 1 stroke   Mike Hill 25,000 125,000
1973   Ben Crenshaw 270 −14 2 strokes   Orville Moody 25,000 125,000
1972   Mike Hill 273 −15 2 strokes   Lee Trevino 25,000 125,000
1971 No tournament
San Antonio Open Invitational
1970   Ron Cerrudo 273 −7 5 strokes   Dick Lotz 20,000 100,000
Texas Open Invitational
1969   Deane Beman 274 −10 Playoff   Jack McGowan 20,000 100,000 [11]
1968 No tournament – club hosted PGA Championship in July
1967   Chi-Chi Rodríguez 277 −7 1 stroke   Bob Charles
  Bob Goalby
20,000 100,000 [12]
1966   Harold Henning 272 −8 3 strokes   Wes Ellis
  Gene Littler
  Ken Still
13,000 80,000 [13]
1965   Frank Beard 270 −10 3 strokes   Gardner Dickinson 7,500 50,000 [14]
1964   Bruce Crampton 273 −7 1 stroke   Bob Charles
  Chi-Chi Rodríguez
5,800 40,000 [15]
1963   Phil Rodgers 268 −16 2 strokes   Johnny Pott 4,300 30,000 [16]
1962   Arnold Palmer (3) 273 −11 1 stroke   Joe Campbell
  Gene Littler
  Mason Rudolph
  Doug Sanders
4,300 30,000 [17]
1961   Arnold Palmer (2) 270 −14 1 stroke   Al Balding 4,300 30,000 [18]
1960   Arnold Palmer 276 −12 2 strokes   Doug Ford
  Frank Stranahan
2,800 20,000 [19]
1959   Wes Ellis 276 −8 2 strokes   Bill Johnston
  Tom Nieporte
2,800 20,000 [20]
1958   Bill Johnston 274 −10 3 strokes   Bob Rosburg 2,000 15,000 [21]
1957   Jay Hebert 271 −13 1 stroke   Ed Furgol 2,800 20,000 [22]
1956   Gene Littler 276 −12 2 strokes   Mike Fetchick
  Frank Stranahan
  Ernie Vossler
3,750 20,000 [23]
Texas Open
1955   Mike Souchak 257 −27 7 strokes   Fred Haas 2,200 12,500 [24]
1954   Chandler Harper 259 −25 2 strokes   Johnny Palmer 2,200 12,500 [25]
1953   Tony Holguin 264 −20 1 stroke   Doug Ford 2,000 10,000 [26]
1952   Jack Burke Jr. 260 −24 6 strokes   Doug Ford 2,000 10,000 [27][28]
1951   Dutch Harrison (2) 265 −19 Playoff   Doug Ford 2,000 10,000 [29][30]
1950   Sam Snead (2) 265 −19 1 stroke   Jimmy Demaret 2,000 10,000 [31]
1949   Dave Douglas 268 −16 1 stroke   Sam Snead 2,000 10,000 [32]
1948   Sam Snead 264 −20 2 strokes   Jimmy Demaret 2,000 10,000 [33]
San Antonio Texas Open
1947   Ed Oliver 265 −19 1 stroke   Jimmy Demaret 2,000 10,000 [34]
1946   Ben Hogan 264 −20 6 strokes   Sammy Byrd 1,500 7,500 [35]
Texas Open
1945   Sammy Byrd 268 −16 1 stroke   Byron Nelson 1,000 5,000 [36][37]
1944   Johnny Revolta 273 −11 1 stroke   Jug McSpaden
  Byron Nelson
1,000 5,000 [38][39]
1943 No tournament due to World War II
1942   Chick Harbert 272 −12 Playoff   Ben Hogan 1,000 5,000 [40][41]
1941   Lawson Little 273 −11 3 strokes   Ben Hogan 1,200 5,000 [42]
1940   Byron Nelson 271 −13 Playoff   Ben Hogan 1,500 5,000 [43][44][45]
1939   Dutch Harrison 271 −13 2 strokes   Sammy Byrd 1,250 5,000 [46][47]
1935–38: No tournament
1934   Wiffy Cox 283 −5 1 stroke   Byron Nelson
  Craig Wood
750 2,500 [48][49]
1933 No tournament
1932   Clarence Clark 287 +3 1 stroke   Gus Moreland
  Gene Sarazen
600 2,500 [50][51]
1931   Abe Espinosa 281 −3 2 strokes   Harry Cooper
  Joe Turnesa
  Frank Walsh
1,500 6,000 [52][53]
1930   Denny Shute 277 −7 3 strokes   Ed Dudley
  Al Espinosa
  Neil McIntyre
1,500 7,500 [54][55]
1929   Bill Mehlhorn (2) 277 −7 4 strokes   Horton Smith 1,500 6,500 [56][57]
1928   Bill Mehlhorn 297 +13 1 stroke   Harry Cooper 1,500 6,500 [58][59]
1927   Bobby Cruickshank 292 +8 3 strokes   Larry Nabholtz 1,500 10,000 [60][61][62]
1926   Macdonald Smith 288 +4 1 stroke   Bobby Cruickshank 1,500 8,000 [63][64][65]
1925   Joe Turnesa 284 E 1 stroke   Macdonald Smith 1,500 6,000 [66]
1924   Joe Kirkwood Sr. 279 7 strokes   George Kerrigan
  James Ockenden
1,500 6,000 [67]
1923   Walter Hagen 279 Playoff   Bill Mehlhorn 1,500 6,000 [68][69]
1922   Bob MacDonald 281 1 stroke   Cyril Walker 1,500 5,000 [70]
  1. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[71][72][73]

Multiple winnersEdit

Nine men have won this tournament more than once through 2021.

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External linksEdit

Coordinates: 29°40′00″N 98°24′03″W / 29.6666°N 98.4007°W / 29.6666; -98.4007