Preview: Valero Texas Open

The PGA Tour travels to San Antonio, Texas this week for the Valero Texas Open.  The tournament, which dates back to 1922, is one of the oldest tournaments on the Tour, and past winners include Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, and Lee Trevino. The course, the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, was designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye, and opened in 2010.  The course feautres large bunkers and sprawling greens.  Most of the fairways are framed by towering oak trees and is one of the toughest courses on the circuit.

Course stats: par 72, 7,435 yards

Purse: $6,200,000

Winner: $1,116,000

Defending Champion: Brendan Steele (-8)

TV Coverage:

  • Thursday, April 19: Golf Channel 3-6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20: Golf Channel 3-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21: CBS 3-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22: CBS 3-6 p.m.

Other golf tournaments appearing on television this week:

EUROPEAN TOUR Volvo China Open Binhai Lake GC Tianjin, China
Thursday, April 19: Golf Channel 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20: Golf Channel 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21: Golf Channel 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 22: Golf Channel 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

CHAMPIONS TOUR Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Savannah Harbor Golf Resort Savannah, Ga.
Friday, April 20: Golf Channel 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21: CBS 1-3 p.m.

Sunday, April 22: CBS 1-3 p.m.

LPGA TOUR LPGA LOTTE Championship Ko Olina Golf Club Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
Wednesday, April 18: Golf Channel 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 19: Golf Channel  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20: Golf Channel  6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21: Golf Channel  6:30-9:30 p.m.

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