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@PGATourBrunch Coverage on "Moving Day" at Valero Texas Open
Valero Texas Open Ready for Moving Day:
Cameron Tringale tied his career-long birdie streak and holds two-stroke lead over Jordan Spieth and Mike Wallace after 36 holes. Triangle made five consecutive birdies (Nos. 13-17), to tie the longest birdie streak of his PGA Tour career (fourth instance; most recent: R-4/2020 The RSM Classic).
Tringale is making his 297th start on the Tour since the start of the 2009 season, the most of any player without a win in that span.
Jordan Spieth (T-2) is in the top 10 after 36 holes for the fifth time in his last six stroke-play events on the PGA Tour.
Kevin Stadler (T-4) made the cut for the second time in his last 24 starts on Tour and is striving for his first Top-10 since the 2014 Masters Tournament.
Rickie Fowler’s bogey-free (68) was his first bogey-free score in his last 86 rounds.
A win at the Valero Texas Open is the final opportunity to earn a spot for next week’s Masters Tournament.
First Round Leaderboard:
Cameron Tringale 66-69—135 (-9)
Matt Wallace 69-68—137 (-7)
Jordan Spieth 67-70—137 (-7)
Kevin Stadler 69-70—139 (-5)
Kyle Stanley 71-68—139 (-5)
Erik van Rooyen 71-68—139 (-5)
Brandt Snedeker 72-67—139 (-5)
78 players at 2-over (146) from a field of 141 professionals and three amateurs
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Special April Fools Discount:
Weather: Weekend forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, with a slight chance of showers on today.
PGATourBrunch will be posting by 8am EDT/7am (local) on Sunday.
Next Week: The Masters!
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: Valero Texas Open:
COURSE: TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedEXCup #ValeroTexasOpen
TV COVERAGE: Saturday, April 3 - Early coverage on Golf Channel from 1:00pm to 3:30pm and the switch to NBC for 3:30pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Saturday and then Sunday, April 4 Golf Channel coverage from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT then the switch to NBC for 2:30pm to 6:00pm EDT.
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of Featured Groups today from 10:30am to 6:00pm (EDT). Twitter will offer free coverage from 10:30am to 11:20am (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT)) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
How to watch: (Golf Week)
April Fools - Special Discount:
What They’re Saying:
Cameron Tringale Has Been ‘Sneaky Good’ This Year (Golf Week/USA Today)
Tringale Takes Second Round Lead (ESPN/Associated Press)
Surging Spieth Returns to Swing of Youth (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz and Golf Industry News
ANA Inspiration (Golf Week/USA Today)
Luke Donald “Retirement Has Crossed My Mind” (Golf Week/USA Today)
Early Masters Odds (CBS Sports HQ)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 3, 1994 - Ben Crenshaw won his 18th and second-to-last PGA Tour title when he won the Freeport-McMoRan Classic in New Orleans. Crenshaw defeated Jose-Maria Olazabal by three strokes. A year and six days later, Crenshaw won his final PGA Tour event when he took the 1995 Masters at Augusta National. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE