|Cheers to 10 More Years|
PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan and Joe Gorder, the Chairman, President and CEO of Valero Energy Corporation, announced last Wednesday a 10-year extension of Valero’s sponsorship of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. The new deal, which will commence in 2019 and run through 2028, positions the Valero Texas Open as part of the spring sequence of events that will precede the Masters Tournament, beginning with the week of April 1-7, 2019.
The joint announcement, which also included PGA TOUR-star and San Antonio-area native, Jimmy Walker, was made during the luncheon filled with nearly 170 guests at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, site of the Valero Texas Open since 2010. The tournament is held at the adjacent TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course.
The 2022 Valero Texas Open will mark the 100th anniversary of the event’s inception. It was first held in 1922, making it the third-oldest PGA TOUR co-sponsored tournament, trailing only the BMW Championship (1899) and RBC Canadian Open (1904). The Valero Texas Open also is the oldest TOUR event to be held in the same city since inception.
To share in the excitement of this proud achievement and announcement, PGA TOUR players, media, sponsors, and the community went to social media to share their congratulations. Enjoy a handful of what others had to say…
|The Power of 10|
Based on the 10-year extension of Valero’s sponsorship of the Valero Texas Open, we have calculated the significance of what that means. Based on historical averages over the past few years, the potential impact over the ten year span of the extension includes:
Birdies will be made by PGA TOUR professionals at the Valero Texas Open
Practice range balls will be used by professionals over the course of those 10 tournaments
Million dollars in Valero Texas Open branded merchandise will be sold
Golf holes played in official competition at TPC San Antonio (18 holes x 2 rounds x 144 players x 10 yrs + 18 holes x 2 rounds x 72 players x 10 yrs)
Spectators will walk through the gates of the Valero Texas Open over those 10 tournaments
Strokes will be made by PGA TOUR professionals during the course of competition here
Television broadcast hours showcasing the tournament, this beautiful resort and the City of San Antonio will be aired
Hotel room nights will be booked as a result of the Valero Texas Open
Cumulative volunteer hours worked supporting the Valero Texas Open
Charitable funds raised for hundreds of worthy charities
|Tickets Now On Sale|
Since 1922 golf's elite have turned one of San Antonio's oldest traditions into a global event - broadcast in 224 countries, translated into 24 languages across more than 800 million households. This April 16-22 the tradition continues with many of golf's biggest names teeing it up at TPC San Antonio as the world watches.
Valero Texas Open hospitality offers the perfect platform for corporate partners and individuals alike to enjoy a first-class, PGA TOUR experience. Consider taking in all the action from a shared or private hospitality suite, or live out the ultimate golfing experience through one of the Valero Texas Open's unique pro-am events. Experience the excitement of one of San Antonio's biggest professional sporting events and social ambiance that only the Texas Hill Country can provide.
New this year, Ticketmaster will be the official ticket provider. Buy your tickets today: www.ValeroTexasOpen.com
. For ticket packages, please contact Sales@ValeroTexasOpen.com
for more information.
We encourage you to commit to the 2018 Valero Texas Open today and be a part of this long-standing tradition.
|Congratulations to Past Champions|
|Birdies for Charity: Kick-Off Events Next Week|
|Dash to the VTO|
Based on the community support and participation, we are excited to announce that we are hosting the 2nd annual Dash to the VTO
on Saturday, April 14. Lace up your sneakers and enjoy a 5K run/walk around TPC San Antonio’s Oaks Course. Children 14 & younger can participate in a 1 mile run/walk.
It’s a chance to get a sneak peek at the tournament layout before the competition begins later that week. The race starts at 9 AM and entry fee includes a race shirt, chipped bib and a ticket to attend the Valero Texas Open! Race participants will enjoy the race starting and ending at the Practice Facility’s driving range filled with fun vendor booths and interactives for all.
Dash to the VTO will help raise funds and awareness for our Birdies for Charity program. Registration opens October 18.
Learn more and register at: ValeroTexasOpen.com
|Q&A With Kevin Chappell|
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