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Valero Texas Open - Tournament Preview

Valero Texas Open - Tournament Preview

The final tournament on the PGA Tour before we focus on The Masters at Augusta! Valero Texas Open isd held on the Greg Norman-designed Oaks Course which has been the venue for the Texas open since 2010. The course underwent some changes in 2018 and as a result the layout is more generous and strong putting has become almost essential for success.

Date: 30 March – 2 April
Course: Oaks Course, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Length: 6,852
Par: 72
Greens: Bermuda
Defending Champion: JJ Spaun

Key Course Stats

  • Scrambling
  • GIR
  • Strokes Gained: Approach
  • Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
  • Putting Average
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Par 5 Scoring
  • Driving Distance

Key Correlation Tournaments

  • Sony Open
  • Puerto Rico Open
  • Mayakoba

Our Thoughts

Tyrell Hatton: Outstanding putter who profiles sublimely here. Debuts but this is a course to suit. Hatton is the second best putter in the field on Bermuda. Ranks 6th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green, 9th in Strokes Gained: Approach, 12th in Par 5 Scoring, 13th in Putting Average and 19th in Strokes Gained: Putting. 

Taylor Montgomery: Brilliant putter who leads the Tour in Putting Average and third in Strokes Gained: Putting. Loves putting on Bermuda. Ranks 10th in Mayakoba and 12th in the Sony Open.  

Sam Ryder: Another quality putter. Ranks third in Putting Average and fourth in Strokes Gained: Putting. Finished Top 10 at Mayakoba last year. 

Andrew Putnam: Ranks fifth in Scrambling and seventh in Strokes Gained: Putting. Finished fourth in the 2023 Sony Open. Looks a nice tourney for him. 

David Lingmerth: Finished Top 16 in both the Mayakoba and Puerto Rico Open last year. Ranks 20th in Putting Average this year. 
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