The Valero Texas Open celebrates 100 years of existence, having been established in 1922, and is the sixth oldest professional golf tournament worldwide, the third oldest on the PGA Tour and the longest held in the same city (San Antonio).
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The 2021 edition of the tournament was won by American Jordan Spieth, who shot an 18 under 270 to take the title by two strokes ahead of compatriot Charley Hoffman. The defending champion will be back this year to try and retain his crown.
“Winning the Valero Texas Open last year was incredibly special for me and my family,” explained Spieth. “We’re really looking forward to returning to San Antonio to defend my title and the fact that it’s the 100th anniversary of the tournament makes it even more exciting.”
All eight champions returning for the 100th anniversary of the Valero Texas Open have won it in the past ten years. Joining Spieth are Corey Conners (2019), Andrew Landry (2018), Kevin Chappell (2017), Charley Hoffman (2016), Jimmy Walker (2015), Martin Laird (2013) and Brendan Steele (2011).
This group has accumulated 33 PGA Tour career titles, including four major championships. For Conners, Landry, Chappell and Steele, the Valero Texas Open represents their first PGA Tour title.
“As we prepare for a historic edition of the Valero Texas Open, we are delighted this incredible group of champions from over the past decade will be returning,” said Larson Segerdahl, Valero Texas Open Executive Director. “We are excited to host the best players in the world and celebrate 100 years of the tournament with the entire San Antonio community while raising charitable funds for those in need.”
Another to watch out for is Rory McIlroy, who will be looking to tune up his game ahead of The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia later in April.
“I am looking forward to returning to San Antonio and being a part of the 100th Anniversary of the Texas Open,” said McIlroy. “I have fond memories of my last time competing there.”
The TPC San Antonio Oaks Course is a 7,435-yard par 72 course. The purse for the Valero Texas Open is $8.6million.
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Valero Texas Open broadcast details
All times CAT
Thursday 31 March
22:00: Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf
Friday 1 April
22:00: Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf
Saturday 2 April
19:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf
Sunday 3 April
19:00: Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf