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PGA Tour: Valero Texas Open Tournament Preview

The PGA Tour is back in Texas this week for the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. The defending champion is Jimmy Walker who currently sits at 34th on the FedEx Cup standings. Walker fired rounds of 71-67-69-70 to win the 2015 event.

Bryson DeChambeau will be making his second consecutive start as a professional on the PGA Tour because of his top 10 at the RBC Heritage.

Course Preview

Here are some facts about the tournament taken from valerotexasopen.com.

Purse:  $6.2 million.

History: 93rd event.

Current PGA TOUR player Sergio Garcia lent his unique perspective in assisting celebrated golfer and renowned golf course architect Greg Norman with the design of the par-72, 7,522-yard AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio; a part of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.

Television

The Golf Channel Thursday – Friday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, ET
Saturday – Sunday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, ET
CBS Sports Saturday – Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, ET

Quotes from the Pros

MARTIN LAIRD: “I’ve been on the putting green and I’ll tell you what, the greens, if that’s how the condition of the course is, it’s the best. It can’t get better than the putting green.”

PHIL MICKELSON: “It’s wonderful. It’s in great shape. The greens are spectacular. The fairways are immaculate. I thought it was a pleasure to play.”

MATT KUCHAR: “It’s a demanding driving golf course as well as approaches. I think approaches are really tough. You’ve got a lot of big fall-offs around the greens. The greens have a lot of movement in them.”

Written by BP Staff

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