The PGA Tour heads back to The Lone Star State this week, specifically San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open. Charley Hoffman is your defending champion, having topped Patrick Reed by a shot last year. Here is everything you need to know to get ready for the week:
- The TPC San Antonio Oaks Course is a 7,435 yard par 72 layout designed by Greg Norman.
- Tommy Armour III shot a four round total of 254 in 2003, good enough for the tournament scoring record.
- The event was established in 1922 and has been played in San Antonio for the entire 95 year history
- It’s the sixth oldest professional golf tournament worldwide, the third oldest on the PGA Tour and the longest held in the same city.
- Some past winners of the event include Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, and Arnold Palmer, who won it three years in a row.
The most famous, or infamous, moment in recent history might have come in 2011 though, compliments of Kevin Na. For those that might not remember, let’s take you back down memory lane:
The 2017 edition of the Valero Texas Open gets underway Thursday.