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Valero Texas Open
Tournament information
Location San Antonio, Texas
Established 1922
Course(s) La Cantera Golf Club
Par 70
Yardage 6,896
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Purse $6,100,000
Month played May
Tournament record score
Aggregate 254 Tommy Armour III (2003)
Current champion
Zach Johnson

The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour. It dates back to 1922 when it was first called the Texas Open; San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corporation took over naming rights in 2002. It is played at The Resort Course at the La Cantera Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. In 2003, it was the site of the 72-hole PGA Tour record 254 shot by Tommy Armour III. Many big-name players have won this tournament, including Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, and Arnold Palmer, who won it three years in a row. It has always been considered a tournament where it is quite easy to shoot low.

The event has always been played in San Antonio as well as being called the Texas Open (or some variation) for most of its history. From the event's inception until 1940 it was played at Brackenridge Park Golf Course, with the exception of 1927–1928, when it was played at Willow Springs Golf Course; additionally, after the event left Brackenridge Park GC it was played at Willow Springs GC from 1941–1949. In 1950 and 1951 it was played at both Brackenridge Park GC and Ft. Sam Houston Golf Course; afterwards it stayed at Brackenridge Park GC, with the exception of 1956 and 1960, when it was played at Ft. Sam Houston GC. From 1961–1966 it was played at Oak Hills Country Club, and then from 1967–1970 it was at Pecan Valley Golf Club. From 1972–1976 it was played at Woodlake Golf Club before returning to Oak Hills CC from 1977–1994. Since 1995 it has been at its current location at La Cantera GC. It is slated to move to the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC at San Antonio in 2010.[1]

In 2007 and 2008, the event was part of the PGA Tour Fall Series. With the demise of the regular-season stop in Atlanta, the PGA Tour moved the tournament into that slot on the schedule into May and becomes a regular FedEx Cup event.[2] The 2009 event will also offer an increased purse of $6.1 million (up from $4.5 million) with a $1,098,000 winner's check.

Winners

Texas Open at La Cantera

Westin Texas Open at La Cantera

Westin Texas Open

La Cantera Texas Open

Texas Open

H.E.B. Texas Open

Texas Open

Vantage Championship

Texas Open

San Antonio Texas Open

San Antonio Open Invitational

Texas Open Invitational

Texas Open

San Antonio Texas Open

Texas Open

References

External links

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