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Valero Texas Open

The Valero Texas Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played near San Antonio, Texas. It dates back 97 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
Valero Texas Open logo.png
LocationSan Antonio, Texas
Established1922, 97 years ago
Course(s)TPC San Antonio,
Oaks Course
Par72
Length7,435 yards (6,799 m)[1]
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$7.5 million
Month playedApril
Aggregate254 Tommy Armour III (2003)
To par−27 Mike Souchak (1955)
Canada Corey Conners
San Antonio is located in the United States
San Antonio
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 currently managed by Wasserman Media Group.[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 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. 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 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 2018 edition of the Valero Texas Open raised $12 million for charity, bringing the grand total to over $138 million in charitable giving.[2]

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

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 454 602 213 481 342 403 207 604 474 3,780 447 405 410 241 567 464 183 347 591 3,655 7,435
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 broke the record for the longest time between PGA Tour wins, his last coming in March 1990.
  • 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 Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Ref
Valero Texas Open
2019 Corey Conners   Canada 268 −20 2 strokes   Charley Hoffman 1,350,000 7,500,000
2018 Andrew Landry   United States 271 −17 2 strokes   Trey Mullinax
  Sean O'Hair
1,116,000 6,200,000
2017 Kevin Chappell   United States 276 −12 1 stroke   Brooks Koepka 1,116,000 6,200,000
2016 Charley Hoffman   United States 276 −12 1 stroke   Patrick Reed 1,116,000 6,200,000
2015 Jimmy Walker   United States 277 −11 4 strokes   Jordan Spieth 1,116,000 6,200,000
2014 Steven Bowditch   Australia 280 −8 1 stroke   Will MacKenzie
  Daniel Summerhays
1,116,000 6,200,000
2013 Martin Laird   Scotland 274 −14 2 strokes   Rory McIlroy 1,116,000 6,200,000
2012 Ben Curtis   United States 279 −9 2 strokes   Matt Every
  John Huh
1,116,000 6,200,000
2011 Brendan Steele   United States 280 −8 1 stroke   Kevin Chappell
  Charley Hoffman
1,116,000 6,200,000
2010 Adam Scott   Australia 274 −14 1 stroke   Fredrik Jacobson 1,098,000 6,100,000
2009 Zach Johnson (2)   United States 265 −15 Playoff   James Driscoll 1,098,000 6,100,000
2008 Zach Johnson   United States 261 −19 2 strokes   Charlie Wi
  Tim Wilkinson
  Mark Wilson
810,000 4,500,000
2007 Justin Leonard (3)   United States 261 −19 Playoff   Jesper Parnevik 810,000 4,500,000
2006 Eric Axley   United States 265 −15 3 strokes   Anthony Kim
  Justin Rose
  Dean Wilson
720,000 4,000,000
2005 Robert Gamez   United States 262 −18 3 strokes   Olin Browne 630,000 3,500,000
2004 Bart Bryant   United States 261 −19 3 strokes   Patrick Sheehan 630,000 3,500,000
2003 Tommy Armour III   United States 254 −26 7 strokes   Loren Roberts
  Bob Tway
630,000 3,500,000
2002 Loren Roberts   United States 261 −19 3 strokes   Fred Couples
  Fred Funk
  Garrett Willis
630,000 3,500,000
Texas Open at La Cantera
2001 Justin Leonard (2)   United States 266 −18 2 strokes   J. J. Henry
  Matt Kuchar
540,000 3,000,000
Westin Texas Open at La Cantera
2000 Justin Leonard   United States 261 −19 5 strokes   Mark Wiebe 468,000 2,600,000
Westin Texas Open
1999 Duffy Waldorf (2)   United States 270 −18 Playoff   Ted Tryba 360,000 2,000,000
1998 Hal Sutton   United States 270 −18 1 stroke   Jay Haas
  Justin Leonard
306,000 1,700,000
La Cantera Texas Open
1997 Tim Herron   United States 271 −17 2 strokes   Rick Fehr
  Brent Geiberger
252,000 1,400,000
1996 David Ogrin   United States 275 −13 1 stroke   Jay Haas 216,000 1,200,000
1995 Duffy Waldorf   United States 268 −20 6 strokes   Justin Leonard 198,000 1,100,000
Texas Open
1994 Bob Estes   United States 265 −19 1 stroke   Gil Morgan 180,000 1,000,000
H.E.B. Texas Open
1993 Jay Haas (2)   United States 263 −21 Playoff   Bob Lohr 180,000 1,000,000
1992 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 263 −21 Playoff   Steve Elkington 162,000 900,000
1991 Blaine McCallister   United States 269 −11 Playoff   Gary Hallberg 162,000 900,000
1990 Mark O'Meara   United States 261 −19 1 stroke   Gary Hallberg 144,000 800,000
Texas Open
1989 Donnie Hammond   United States 258 −22 7 strokes   Paul Azinger 108,000 600,000
1988 Corey Pavin   United States 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)   United States 196^ −14 1 stroke   Payne Stewart 180,000 1,000,000
Texas Open
1985 John Mahaffey   United States 268 −12 Playoff   Jodie Mudd 63,000 350,000
1984 Calvin Peete   United States 266 −14 3 strokes   Bruce Lietzke 63,000 350,000
1983 Jim Colbert   United States 261 −19 5 strokes   Mark Pfeil 54,000 300,000
1982 Jay Haas   United States 262 −18 3 strokes   Curtis Strange 45,000 250,000
1981 Bill Rogers   United States 266 −14 Playoff   Ben Crenshaw 45,000 250,000
San Antonio Texas Open
1980 Lee Trevino   United States 265 −15 1 stroke   Terry Diehl 45,000 250,000
1979 Lou Graham   United States 268 −12 1 stroke   Eddie Pearce
  Bill Rogers
  Doug Tewell
45,000 250,000
1978 Ron Streck   United States 265 −15 1 stroke   Hubert Green
  Lon Hinkle
40,000 200,000
1977 Hale Irwin   United States 266 −14 2 strokes   Miller Barber 30,000 150,000
1976 Butch Baird   United States 273 −15 Playoff   Miller Barber 25,000 125,000
1975 Don January   United States 275 −13 Playoff   Larry Hinson 25,000 125,000
1974 Terry Diehl   United States 269 −19 1 stroke   Mike Hill 25,000 125,000
1973 Ben Crenshaw   United States 270 −14 2 strokes   Orville Moody 25,000 125,000
1972 Mike Hill   United States 273 −15 2 strokes   Lee Trevino 25,000 125,000
1971 No tournament
San Antonio Open Invitational
1970 Ron Cerrudo   United States 273 −7 5 strokes   Dick Lotz 20,000 100,000
Texas Open Invitational
1969 Deane Beman   United States 274 −10 Playoff   Jack McGowan 20,000 100,000 [10]
1968 No tournament – club hosted PGA Championship in July
1967 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   United States 277 −7 1 stroke   Bob Charles
  Bob Goalby
20,000 100,000 [11]
1966 Harold Henning   South Africa 272 −8 3 strokes   Wes Ellis
  Gene Littler
  Ken Still
13,000 80,000 [12]
1965 Frank Beard   United States 270 −10 3 strokes   Gardner Dickinson 7,500 50,000 [13]
1964 Bruce Crampton   Australia 273 −7 1 stroke   Bob Charles
  Chi-Chi Rodríguez
5,800 40,000 [14]
1963 Phil Rodgers   United States 268 −16 2 strokes   Johnny Pott 4,300 30,000 [15]
1962 Arnold Palmer (3)   United States 273 −11 1 stroke   Joe Campbell
  Gene Littler
  Mason Rudolph
  Doug Sanders
4,300 30,000 [16]
1961 Arnold Palmer (2)   United States 270 −14 1 stroke   Al Balding 4,300 30,000 [17]
1960 Arnold Palmer   United States 276 −12 2 strokes   Doug Ford
  Frank Stranahan
2,800 20,000 [18]
1959 Wes Ellis   United States 276 −8 2 strokes   Bill Johnston
  Tom Nieporte
2,800 20,000 [19]
1958 Bill Johnston   United States 274 −10 3 strokes   Bob Rosburg 2,000 15,000 [20]
1957 Jay Hebert   United States 271 −13 1 stroke   Ed Furgol 2,800 20,000 [21]
1956 Gene Littler   United States 276 −12 2 strokes   Mike Fetchick
  Frank Stranahan
  Ernie Vossler
3,750 20,000 [22]
Texas Open
1955 Mike Souchak   United States 257 −27 7 strokes   Fred Haas 2,200 12,500 [23]
1954 Chandler Harper   United States 259 −25 2 strokes   Johnny Palmer 2,200 12,500 [24]
1953 Tony Holguin   United States 264 −20 1 stroke   Doug Ford 2,000 10,000 [25]
1952 Jack Burke, Jr.   United States 260 −24 6 strokes   Doug Ford 2,000 10,000 [26][27]
1951 Dutch Harrison (2)   United States 265 −19 Playoff   Doug Ford 2,000 10,000 [28][29]
1950 Sam Snead (2)   United States 265 −19 1 stroke   Jimmy Demaret 2,000 10,000 [30]
1949 Dave Douglas   United States 268 −16 1 stroke   Sam Snead 2,000 10,000 [31]
1948 Sam Snead   United States 264 −20 2 strokes   Jimmy Demaret 2,000 10,000 [32]
San Antonio Texas Open
1947 Ed Oliver   United States 265 −19 1 stroke   Jimmy Demaret 2,000 10,000 [33]
1946 Ben Hogan   United States 264 −20 6 strokes   Sammy Byrd 1,500 7,500 [34]
Texas Open
1945 Sammy Byrd   United States 268 −16 1 stroke   Byron Nelson 1,000 5,000 [35][36]
1944 Johnny Revolta   United States 273 −11 1 stroke   Jug McSpaden
  Byron Nelson
1,000 5,000 [37][38]
1943 No tournament due to World War II
1942 Chick Harbert   United States 272 −12 Playoff   Ben Hogan 1,000 5,000 [39][40]
1941 Lawson Little   United States 273 −11 3 strokes   Ben Hogan 1,200 5,000 [41]
1940 Byron Nelson   United States 271 −13 Playoff   Ben Hogan 1,500 5,000 [42][43][44]
1939 Dutch Harrison   United States 271 −13 2 strokes   Sammy Byrd 1,250 5,000 [45][46]
1935–38: No tournament
1934 Wiffy Cox   United States 283 −5 1 stroke   Byron Nelson
  Craig Wood
750 2,500 [47][48]
1933 No tournament
1932 Clarence Clark   United States 287 +3 1 stroke   Gus Moreland
  Gene Sarazen
600 2,500 [49][50]
1931 Abe Espinosa   United States 281 −3 2 strokes   Harry Cooper
  Joe Turnesa
  Frank Walsh
1,500 6,000 [51][52]
1930 Denny Shute   United States 277 −7 3 strokes   Ed Dudley
  Al Espinosa
  Neil McIntyre
1,500 7,500 [53][54]
1929 Bill Mehlhorn (2)   United States 277 −7 4 strokes   Horton Smith 1,500 6,500 [55][56]
1928 Bill Mehlhorn   United States 297 +13 1 stroke   Harry Cooper 1,500 6,500 [57][58]
1927 Bobby Cruickshank   Scotland 292 +8 3 strokes   Larry Nabholtz 1,500 10,000 [59][60][61]
1926 Macdonald Smith   Scotland 288 +4 1 stroke   Bobby Cruickshank 1,500 8,000 [62][63][64]
1925 Joe Turnesa   United States 284 E 1 stroke   Macdonald Smith 1,500 6,000 [65]
1924 Joe Kirkwood, Sr.   Australia 279 7 strokes   George Kerrigan
  James Ockenden
1,500 6,000 [66]
1923 Walter Hagen   United States 279 Playoff   Bill Mehlhorn 1,500 6,000 [67][68]
1922 Bob MacDonald   United States 281 1 stroke   Cyril Walker 1,500 5,000 [69]

^ Indicates weather-shortened to 54 holes
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[70][71][72]

Multiple winnersEdit

Nine men have won this tournament more than once through 2019.

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