The Field: Valero Texas Open

The PGA Tour heads back to the Lone Star state this week for the Valero Texas Open.

TPC San Antonio will once again play host to what is the sixth oldest professional golf tournament in the world, the third oldest on the PGA Tour and the longest held in the same city.

 
The field in San Antonio includes a nice mix of top-ranked players, big-name veterans, international stars, and young up-and-comers.

2017 Field Summary

Top 50 in the World Rankings

  • Patrick Reed (No. 14)
  • Matt Kuchar (No. 17)
  • Branden Grace (No. 22)
  • Brooks Koepka (No. 23)
  • Jimmy Walker (No. 24)
  • Ryan Moore (No. 33)
  • Kevin Chappell (No. 38)
  • J.B. Holmes (No. 41)
  • Adam Hadwin (No. 45)
  • Charley Hoffman (No. 47)

Former Valero Champions

  • Charley Hoffman (2016)
  • Jimmy Walker (2015)
  • Steven Bowditch (2014)
  • Martin Laird (2013)
  • Ben Curtis (2012)
  • Brendan Steele (2011)
  • Zach Johnson (2008, 2009)
  • Justin Leonard (2000, 2001 and 2007)
  • Bob Estes (1994)

Major Champions

  • Jimmy Walker (2016 PGA Championship)
  • Zach Johnson (2015 British Open, 2007 Masters)
  • Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship)
  • Graeme McDowell (2010 U.S. Open)
  • Stewart Cink (2009 Open Championship)
  • Angel Cabrera (2007 Masters)
  • Geoff Ogilvy (2006 U.S. Open)
  • Ben Curtis (2003 British Open)
  • Retief Goosen (2004, 2001 U.S. Open)
  • Justin Leonard (1997 British Open)

Other Notables

  • Luke Donald (Runner-Up RBC Heritage, Former World No. 1)
  • Billy Hurley III (2016 Winner, Quicken Loans National)
  • Billy Horschel (2014 FedEx Cup Champion)
  • Sam Saunders (3 Straight Top-20s, Grandson of Arnie)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (Former U.S. Amateur Winner)
  • Andrew Johnston (AKA “Beef”)
  • Chris Kirk (4-time Tour Winner)
  • Scott Piercy (3-time Tour Winner)
  • Ian Poulter (16 Wins Worldwide, Ryder Cup Legend)
  • Ollie Schniederjans (Former No. 1 Amateur)
  • Tony Finau (2016 Winner, Puerto Rico Open)
  • Aaron Baddeley (4-time Tour Winner)
  • Cody Gribble (2016-17 Winner, Sanderson Farms Championship)

Credits: Valero Texas Open Communications, Getty Images


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