SAN ANTONIO - Twelve-time PGA TOUR winner and 2015 FedExCup champion Jordan Spieth is back in San Antonio to defend his Valero Texas Open title. With the win in 2021, Spieth earned his first on Tour since the 2017 Open Championship, snapping a winless drought of 82 PGA Tour starts and 1,351 days. He has never successfully defended a title.
Nine-time PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar is making his 500th PGA Tour event start. The last two players to reach 500 starts were Pat Perez (2021 World Wide Tecnology Championship) and Steve Stricker (2020 Genesis Invitational).
San Antonio hometown native Abraham Ancer, originally from Mexico, has withdrawn from the tournament, along with Andrew Landry.
Valero Texas Open
COURSE: TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course)
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye and Greg Norman
YARDS/PAR: 7,438 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $8,600,000/$1,548,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jordan Spieth
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: First two rounds of the Valero Texas Open (today & April 1) are scheduled for coverage from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:30pm to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC. On Sunday, Golf Channel only goes from 1;00pm to 2;00pm (ET) and NBC coverage runs from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (ET)
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage from TPC San Antonio will be featured on ESPN-Plus today and Friday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 8:30am to 7:00pm (ET). Weekend streaming on ESPN+ from 8:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage today and Friday as broadcasts originate from TPC San Antonio from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (ET). Saturday coverage is 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) and Sunday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch/Stream the PGA Tour Live: (ESPNCom)
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Tournament site: Valero Texas Open
The Valero Texas Open - Tee Times start Thursday at 8:30am (ET) and go to 3:26pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for sunny skies and 71-degree temperature with zero chance of rain. Winds at 9 mph.
PGA Tour Brunch will post at 8:00am (ET) on Friday.
Next Week: The Masters
Texas Open - The Field and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
Andrew Landry (out) / Jared Wolfe (in)
Abraham Ancer (out) / Scott Gutschewski (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Ancer Withdraws from Valero Texas Open (Golf Week)
Rory Hopes Tiger Can Play in The Masters (ESPNCom)
Expert Picks at the Valero Texas Open - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks at Texas Open - (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 31, 1991 - Steve Elkington shot a final round (68) and won The PLAYERS Championship by one shot over Fuzzy Zoeller who missed birdie putts on the final three holes - all from about 18 feet. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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