|Four Additional World Class Players Join Field|
Yesterday we announced that four of the world’s best players and Masters Tournament invitees, are currently in the field, scheduled for April 1-7 at the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course.
J.B. Holmes, recent winner of the Genesis Open and currently ranked 43rd in the world, joins World No. 40 and two-time PGA TOUR winner Kyle Stanley, giving the tournament nine of the top 50 in the current world rankings.
European Tour members Lucas Bjerregaard and Haotong Li have accepted sponsor exemptions to make their San Antonio debuts. Bjerregaard, from Denmark, is ranked 50 and Li, a 23-year-old Chinese star, is ranked 35th in the world and became the first Chinese player to crack the top 50 when he did so after finishing third at the 2017 Open Championship. Both are recent winners on the European Tour.
All four players have received invitations to play in the Masters Tournament the week following the Valero Texas Open. A year ago, Li, playing in his first Masters Tournament, was among the leaders after the first round before finishing tied for 32nd.
Earlier, we announced player commitments from 2015 Masters Tournament champion Jordan Spieth, ranked 24th, as well as World No.7 Rickie Fowler, 13th ranked Tony Finau, 22nd ranked Matt Kuchar and 39th ranked Billy Horschel.
Along with recent Valero Texas Open champions - Jimmy Walker, Charley Hoffman and Andrew Landry – this announcement gives us 12 players currently invited to the Masters Tournament the following week.
Players have until Friday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to commit to the Valero Texas Open. They can withdraw from the tournament at any time.
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|Birdies for Charity – Trying to Break Records|
The 2019 Birdies for Charity fundraising program just concluded the deadline last Friday to be in the coveted Top 50 for the Zachry Pro-Am Charity Challenge and each earn an additional $500 bonus.
Birdies for Charity has raised over $4.6M to date and has a lofty goal to raise $6M overall. Charities are still striving to seek new donations before the 2019 fundraising campaign concludes April 12. So there is still time to contribute and support these 230+ participating charities and school programs.
On Tuesday, April 2, more than 200 women will participate in the 7th annual Valero Texas Open Women’s Day
event at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and TPC San Antonio. Tanji Patton
, Emmy award winning journalist and Host/Executive Producer of the television series, “Good Taste with Tanji” will serve as the event’s Keynote Speaker. Patton has captivated television audiences for years as she features food and wine that showcases top chefs, restaurants and winemakers throughout Texas.
What better way to bring women together, than through food, friendship and fun! Tanji will host an interactive luncheon including a wine pairings experience followed by a behind the scenes tour of the Valero Texas Open. The day will conclude with a happy hour and networking mixer in Valero’s hospitality venue on hole 18 setting the stage with a picturesque view of the Texas Hill Country. The students from the Lanier High School culinary program is the charitable beneficiary from this event and will be showcasing their talent by providing the catering for the networking mixer.
For more information on table sponsorships and individual tickets please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com
|Dash to the VTO presented by Humana Military|
The 3rd annual Dash to the VTO presented by Humana Military
will be held on Saturday, March 30 and will include a 5k and one-mile run/walk race around TPC San Antonio’s Oaks Course. It’s a chance for participants to get a sneak peek at the tournament layout prior to the PGA TOUR competition beginning later that week.
A fun event for the whole family, this race will also help raise funds and awareness for the Valero Texas Open’s Birdies for Charity fundraising campaign.
Don’t forget to invite your cheering squad! Friends and family members are able to enjoy our post-race party by purchasing a Food & Beverage Spectator Pass. The $10 wristband for ages 5+ provides access to take partake in the post-race reception and enjoy the food, drinks and festivities after the conclusion of the race.
Learn more and register at: www.ValeroTexasOpen.com