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
Defending Champion: JJ Spaun
Key Course Stats
- 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
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.