Friday, April 14, 2017

PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2017 Valero Texas Open

The 2017 Valero Texas Open golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from April 20-23, 2017, on the Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio golf resort located in the Cibolo Canyon area just north of San Antonio, Texas. Here is a list of the playing field of top PGA golfers for the 2017 Valero Texas Open.

The Valero Texas Open dates back to 1922, making it one of the oldest tournaments on the PGA Tour. Arnold Palmer (1960-62) and Justin Leonard (2000, 2001, 2007) jointly hold the record for most wins. Besides Arnold Palmer other golf greats to win this tournament are Byron Nelson (1940), Ben Hogan (1946), Sam Snead (1948, 1950) and Lee Trevino (1980).

Top ranked golfers in the 2017 Valero Texas Open are Patrick Reed, Branden Grace, Brooks Koepka, Jimmy Walker (won this event in 2015), Ryan Moore, Matt Kuchar, Adam Hadwin, Charley Hoffman (defending champion) and Kevin Chappell. All those players are ranked in the top 50 in the world.

Golf major winners in the playing field not already included above are Keegan Bradley, Angel Cabrera, Stewart Cink, Retief Goosen, Zach Johnson (won in 2008, 2009), Graeme McDowell, Justin Leonard (won in 2000, 2001, 2007) and Geoff Ogilvy. 

Past winners of the Valero Texas Open in the playing field for 2017 not included above are Steven Bowditch (2014), Martin Laird (2013), Ben Curtis (2012) and Brendan Steele (2011). 

Prolific winners, name golfers and young players to watch for this week include K.J. Choi, Luke Donald, Bryson DeChambeau, Billy Horschel, Hunter Mahan, Soren Kjeldsen, Anirban Lahiri, Ian Poulter and Ollie Schneiderjans.

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