SAN ANTONIO - Ryan Palmer holds the 36-hole lead/co-lead for the 10th time on the PGA Tour (2-for-8 to date in individual stroke-play events and 1-for-1 in team events when he teamed with Jon Rahm to win the 2019 Zurich Classic of New Orleans).
Making his 500th career start on Tour, nine-time winner Matt Kuchar sits T-2.
First-round leader Russell Knox fell to T-27 following a second-round 4-over (76).
Defending champion Jordan Spieth is currently T-47 in bid to become the event’s first repeat winner since Zach Johnson (2009).
One week before defending his 2021 Masters Tournament title, Hideki Matsuyama withdrew mid-R-2 with a neck injury. Ben Kern and Kevin Tway both withdrew because of injuries.
Among the notables missing the cut: Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler. DeChambeau missed the cut for the third time in as many attempts at the Valero Texas Open (2016/74-73, 2017/73-77, 2022/73-76).
Leaderboard at the Valero Texas Open | After 36 Holes
Ryan Palmer 68-66—134 (-10)
Kevin Chappell 71-65—136 (-8)
Matt Kuchar 67-69—136 (-8)
Dylan Frittelli 70-66—136 (-8)
Full leaderboard: (link)
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: Today’s 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 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 this weekend from 8:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage today from 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) and Sunday coverage 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 today at 8:32am (ET) and go to 1:00pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for partly cloudy skies turning sunny with 65-degree morning temps rising to 90-degrees with low humidity. Zero percent chance of rain. Winds at 5-8 mph.
PGA Tour Brunch will post by 8:30am (ET) on Sunday.
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)
Hideki Matsuyama (out)/ WD (neck injury)
Ben Kern (out) / WD ankle injury
Kevin Tway (out) / WD prior to the second round (wrist injury)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Ryan Palmer Takes Two-Shot Lead at Texas (ESPN/Associated Press)
The Origins of the Texas Open (PGATourCom)
Big-Name Players Who MTC (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch the Valero Texas Open R-3 (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 2, 1978 - Seve Ballesteros, at age 20 years, 11 months, won his first PGA TOUR event at the Greater Greensboro Open. He shot a final round (66) to beat runners-up Fuzzy Zoeller and Jack Renner by a single stroke. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
Judy Rankin broadcasting her last “big” TV event
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