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Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open: Everything you need to know

It’s the last chance to grab a spot at Augusta National! Here is everything you need to know about the Valero Texas Open!

 

It’s an important week, the last week before the Masters Tournament. The Valero Texas Open is the final chance for those not in the field to secure their spot at Augusta National.

The tournament is the third oldest on the PGA Tour, dating back more than a century to its first edition all the way back in 1922.

TPC San Antonio is the host of the competition, and has been the home of the Valero Texas Open since 2010, after the event spent more than a decade of La Cantera.

The last three winners of the tournament are Jordan Spieth, J.J. Spaun and Corey Conners (below) – with the latter claiming his second victory in San Antonio.

Valero Texas Open Corey Conners

Valero Texas Open: The Details

  • Dates: April 4-7, 2024
  • Course: Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7,438 yards
  • Prize purse: $9.2 million
  • Defending champion: Corey Conners (-15)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Valero Texas Open

Check out our coverage of the 2024 Valero Texas Open – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Valero Texas Open

When and where will the Valero Texas Open take place?

The 2024 edition of the Valero Texas Open will take place between April 4-7, and will be played (as always) at TPC San Antonio in Texas, United States.

Who won last season’s Valero Texas Open?

Canadian Corey Conners was the victor at the Valero Texas Open. He finished with a score of 15-under-par to win by a single shot from Sam Stevens. It was the Canadian’s second victory at TPC San Antonio, having also won there in 2019.

What is the history around the Valero Texas Open?

The Valero Texas Open is one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour, dating back more than a century.

1922 saw the inaugural edition of the tournament, then just known as the Texas Open, and there have been several venues over its 100-year history.

Brackenridge Park was the first ever host venue, with Willow Springs, Oak Hills, Pecan Valley, Woodlake and La Cantera all playing host to the Valero Texas Open, prior to TPC San Antonio taking the reigns in 2010.

Plenty of big names have won in Texas over the years. Ben Hogan, Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson and Sammy Byrd were winners in the early years, while the great Arnold Palmer won the tournament in three consecutive years in the early 1960s.

Justin Leonard is the only other three-time winner of the event, while in more recent years, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott and Charley Hoffman have all been victorious.

How do golfers qualify to play at TPC San Antonio?

As with most full-field events on the PGA Tour, there is a system for determining who will feature in every event. These factors include the current season’s Priority Ranking, along with other exemptions and qualifying categories.

Here are the categories of entries for the 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open:

  • Winners of the Players Championship in the last five years
  • Winners of the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, US Open and the Open Championship in the last five years
  • Winners of World Golf Championships events in the last three years
  • Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament or Genesis Invitational in the last three years
  • PGA Tour event winners in the last two years
  • Top 30 in the FedEx Cup points list for the 2024 season
  • Top 70 in the FedEx Cup points list through the FedEx Cup Playoffs of the 2022-2023 season
  • Top 125 in the FedEx Cup Standings following the FedEx Cup Fall Series of the 2022-2023 season
  • Players 2-10 on the DP World Tour Rankings for the 2022-2023 season
  • Top 30 on the 2022-2023 season’s Korn Ferry Tour standings
  • Top-five finishers and ties from PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry
  • Sponsors exemptions and other exemptions
TPC San Antonio Valero Texas Open

What are the odds for the 2024 Valero Texas Open?

Betting for the 2024 Valero Texas Open is live via bet365.

Our tips for the week’s action are live! Check out who we think will be up there right here.

Is there a cut at the Valero Texas Open?

The Valero Texas is a Full-Field event on the PGA Tour, meaning that there will be a cut.

Those that are within the top 70 and ties will make it through to the weekend to have a shot at winning the Valero Texas Open.

Can LIV Golf players play at TPC San Antonio?

No, they cannot. With the Valero Texas Open being an official PGA Tour event, we won’t be seeing any LIV Golf players teeing it up in San Antonio.

The 54-strong field will all be in action in Florida instead, playing LIV Golf Miami at the Blue Monster at Trump National Doral.

How can I watch the Valero Texas Open?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports – with the following schedule:

  • Thursday 4th – Sky Sports Golf from 1:15pm and 8:30pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 1:30pm
  • Friday 5th – Sky Sports Golf from 1:15pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 1:30pm
  • Saturday 6th – Sky Sports Golf from 3pm and 8:30pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 10pm
  • Sunday 7th – Sky Sports Golf from 6pm, Sky Sport Main Event from 7pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the PGA Tour’s website and app.

How much will the winner take home from TPC San Antonio?

The winner of the the tournament will pocket $1,656,000 from the total prize purse of $9,200,000.

Are you excited to see who will win the Texas Children’s Houston Open once again? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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