SAN ANTONIO - Following missed cuts in his last three Valero Texas Open starts, Russell Knox posted a bogey-free 7-under (65), his first score in the 60s in 19 rounds at the Valero Texas.
Coming off a respectable sixth-place showing at last week’s Corales Puntacana Championship, Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard opened his first Valero Texas Open with a 6-under (66), including a double-bogey-six at his last hole of the day (No. 9).
Making his 500th career start on the PGA Tour, nine-time Tour winner Matt Kuchar turned in a 5-under (67) after 18 holes.
Making his second Valero Texas Open start (2nd/2013), favorite Rory McIlroy offset six bogeys with six birdies to open with an even-par (72) while defending champion Jordan Spieth made one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars in his seventh Valero Texas Open.
Leaderboard at the Valero Texas Open | After 18 Holes
Russell Knox 65 (-7)
Rasmus Hojgaard 66 (-6)
Matt Kuchar 67 (-5)
Denny McCarthy 67 (-5)
J.J. Spaun 67 (-5)
Aaron Rai 67 (-5)
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 second round of the Valero Texas Open scheduled for TV 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 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 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.
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Tournament site: Valero Texas Open
The Valero Texas Open - Tee Times start today at 8:30am (ET) and go to 3:26pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for sunny skies with 65-degree morning temps rising to 83 with low humidity. Zero percent chance of rain. Winds at 7 mph.
PGA Tour Brunch will post at 9:00am (ET) on Saturday.
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:
Knox Uses Four Birdie Run to Grab Lead - (ESPN.com)
Knox Leads by One (PGATourCom)
How to Watch the Texas Open R-2 (PGATourCom)
Harris English to sit out Masters (Charlotte Observer)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 1, 2022 - Baseball great Sidd Finch walked off the diamond and won the 1985 Masters, shooting an incredible (59) in all four rounds at Augusta. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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