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@PGATourBrunch Coverage of Opening Round and a Look at Weekend
Valero Texas Open Opening Round Review:
Camilo Villegas opened with an impressive (64) and holds two-stroke lead. His opening round marked the second 18-hole lead/co-lead of the season (T-6/The RSM Classic) for the 39-year old Colombian. Villegas holed out for birdie from 38 feet, 3 inches on his last hole of the round (No. 9)
Jordan Spieth recorded a 5-under (67), his lowest score in 19 rounds at the Valero Texas Open. Spieth has carded under-par scores in the first round of each of his last seven stroke-play events.
Seung-Yul Noh (T-3) entered the week with 18 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension and must earn 297 FedExCup points. His five-under (67) was a good start to staying on the Tour.
Cameron Tringale (T-2) at (-6) leads the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (5.126).
Phil Mickelson recorded a 10 at No. 18, tying the second-highest score on a hole of his PGA Tour career.
A win at the Valero Texas Open is the final opportunity to earn a spot for next week’s Masters Tournament.
First Round Leaderboard:
Camilo Villegas 64 (-8)
Sung Kang 66 (-6)
Cameron Tringale 66 (-6)
Jordan Spieth 67 (-5)
Seung-Yul Noh 67 (-5)
Hideki Matsuyama 67 (-5)
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Weather: Today’s forecast is partly cloudy and a large range of 44-70 degrees. A ZERO chance of rain. Weekend forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, with a slight chance of showers on Saturday.
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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: Today, April 2: 4:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. 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 8:15am to 7:00pm (EDT). Twitter will offer free coverage from 8:15am (EDT) to 9:30am.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Today - 1:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT); then 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.
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What They’re Saying:
Villegas Leads by Two (PGATourCom)
Villegas Tin Birdie Round (ESPN/Associated Press)
Spieth Starts Strong (PGATourCom)
Cut Predication (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz and Golf Industry News
Dustin Johnson Announces Champions Dinner Menu for Masters (PGATourCom)
Brooks Koepka Announces Engagement to Jena Sims (ESPN)
Early Masters Odds (CBS Sports HQ)
On This Day in Golf History:
April 2, 1959 - A nineteen-year old Jack Nicklaus teed-it-up for the first time at The Masters and shot an opening round (76). He followed-up with a second-round (74) and missed the cut by one stroke. (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE