VALERO OPEN

 

The Valero Texas Open dates back to 1922, when it was first called the Texas Open . In 2002, a San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corporation became the title sponsor. This stroke play tournament takes place on the Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio.   It is known as  a tournament where players can shoot relatively  low scores.  The current purse is set at $6.2 million with $1.11 going to the champion along with 500 Fed Ex Cup Points.

 

COURSE INFORMATION:

TPC San Antonio Oaks

 

TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course

San Antonio, TX

Par: 72

Length: 7,433 yards

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • In Kevin Na scored a 12-over par 16 on the ninth hole in the opening round.
  • Since 1934, every tournament winner has finished with a score under-par.
  • Arnold Palmer had won this event three years in a row (1960,1961,1962)
  • In 2003, Tommy Armour III shot 72-hole PGA Tour scoring record of 254.

NOTABLE RECORDS:

  • MOST WINS: 3 , Arnold Palmer and Justin Leonard
  • AGGREGATE: 254, Tommy Armour III

 

 

WINNERS:

Year Winner Final Score Earnings ($)
Valero Texas Open
2013 Martin Laird –14 1,116,000
2012 Ben Curtis –8 1,116,000
2011 Brendan Steele –8 1,116,000
2010 Adam Scott –14 1,098,000
2009 Zach Johnson –15 1,098,000
2008 Zach Johnson –19 810,000
2007 Justin Leonard –19 810,000
2006 Eric Axley –15 720,000
2005 Robert Gamez –18 630,000
2004 Bart Bryant –19 630,000
2003 Tommy Armour III –26 630,000
2002 Loren Roberts –19 630,000
Texas Open at La Cantera
2001 Justin Leonard –18 540,000
Westin Texas Open at La Cantera
2000 Justin Leonard –19 468,000
Westin Texas Open
1999 Duffy Waldorf –18 360,000
1998 Hal Sutton –18 306,000
La Cantera Texas Open
1997 Tim Herron –17 252,000
1996 David Ogrin –13 216,000
1995 Duffy Waldorf –20 198,000
Texas Open
1994 Bob Estes –19 180,000
H.E.B. Texas Open
1993 Jay Haas –21 180,000
1992 Nick Price –25 162,000
1991 Blaine McCallister –11 162,000
1990 Mark O’Meara –19 144,000
Texas Open
1989 Donnie Hammond –22 108,000
1988 Corey Pavin –21 108,000
1987 No Tournament
Vantage Championship
1986 Ben Crenshaw –14 180,000
Texas Open
1985 John Mahaffey –12 63,000
1984 Calvin Peete –14 63,000
1983 Jim Colbert –19 54,000
1982 Jay Haas –18 45,000
1981 Bill Rogers –14 45,000
San Antonio Texas Open
1980 Lee Trevino –15 45,000
1979 Lou Graham –12 45,000
1978 Ron Streck –15 40,000
1977 Hale Irwin –14 30,000
1976 Butch Baird –15 25,000
1975 Don January –13 25,000
1974 Terry Diehl –19 25,000
1973 Ben Crenshaw –14 25,000
1972 Mike Hill –15 25,000
1971 No tournament
San Antonio Open Invitational
1970 Ron Cerrudo –7 20,000
Texas Open Invitational
1969 Deane Beman –10 20,000
1968 No tournament – club hosted 1968 PGA Championship
1967 Chi-Chi Rodríguez –7 20,000
1966 Harold Henning –8 13,000
1965 Frank Beard –10 7,500
1964 Bruce Crampton –7 5,800
1963 Phil Rodgers –12 4,300
1962 Arnold Palmer –11 4,300
1961 Arnold Palmer –10 4,300
1960 Arnold Palmer –12 2,800
1959 Wes Ellis –8 2,800
1958 Bill Johnston –10 2,000
1957 Jay Hebert –13 2,800
1956 Gene Littler –12 3,750
Texas Open
1955 Mike Souchak –27 2,200
1954 Chandler Harper –25 2,200
1953 Tony Holguin –20 2,000
1952 Jack Burke, Jr. –24 2,000
1951 E.J. “Dutch” Harrison (2) –19 2,000
1950 Sam Snead –19 2,000
1949 Dave Douglas –16 2,000
1948 Sam Snead –20 2,000
San Antonio Texas Open
1947 Ed Oliver –19 2,000
1946 Ben Hogan –20 1,500
Texas Open
1945 Sammy Byrd –16 1,000
1944 Johnny Revolta –11 1,000
1943 No tournament due to World War II
1942 Chick Harbert –12 1,000
1941 Lawson Little –11 1,200
1940 Byron Nelson –13 1,500
1939 E.J. “Dutch” Harrison –13 1,250
1935–38 No Tournament
1934 Wiffy Cox –5 750
1932 Clarence Clark 3 600
1931 Abe Espinosa –3 1,500
1930 Denny Shute –7 1,500
1929 Bill Mehlhorn –7 1,500
1928 Bill Mehlhorn 13 1,500
1927 Bobby Cruickshank 8 1,500
1926 Macdonald Smith 4 1,500
1925 Joe Turnesa E 1,500
1924 Joe Kirkwood, Sr. 1,500
1923 Walter Hagen 1,500
1922 Robert MacDonald 1,500

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