Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama Among Latest Additions to the Field
SAN ANTONIO, TX — Valero Texas Open tournament officials announced today more player commitments, who will be joining defending champion J.J. Spaun in the 144-man field. The historical PGA TOUR stop returns to TPC San Antonio’s The Oaks course March 30 - April 2.
“This wave of player commitments represents a variety of the best players in the world, from a major champion to a PLAYERS Champion and those who are on the rise in their young careers,” said Larson Segerdahl, Executive Director of the Valero Texas Open.
2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama returns for the third year in a row. Ranked 20th in the world, the top Japanese golfer has eight career PGA TOUR wins. Last year, he had to withdraw from the Valero Texas Open after the first round due to an injury, but finished T30 in 2021 before going on to earn his Green Jacket the following week. Rickie Fowler, 34 and ranked 59th, has won five times on the PGA TOUR, including the 2015 PLAYERS Championship. The fan favorite has played well this season with three top-10 finishes and one runner-up elevating him to 22nd on the current FedEx Cup points list.
Sepp Straka, ranked 31st in the world, won the Honda Classic last year. He also was runner-up in two playoffs during the 2022 season. This will be Austrian’s third appearance at San Antonio’s TOUR stop. Another young TOUR winner, Si Woo Kim, ranked 39th, has added his name to this year’s field. Kim, has four wins on TOUR, including this season’s Sony Open in Hawaii. He was a member of the International team at last year’s Presidents Cup and has three top-25 finishes the last three years here.
Another rising star and member of the 2022 National Championship University of Texas men’s golf team, Pierceson Coody, has enjoyed immediate success since turning professional last summer. Coody has won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour and recently finished T14 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA TOUR.
PGA TOUR players have until Friday, March 24 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time to commit and can withdraw at any time.
Tickets to the Valero Texas Open are now on sale via Ticketmaster and ValeroTexasOpen.com. Ticket prices will increase starting on Monday, March 20. As is customary, all net proceeds from the event will go to support hundreds of charity organizations throughout South Texas and well beyond.
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|Get Your Tickets: Prices Increase Monday, March 20|
|Elevate Your VIP Experience|
Nobody does Texas hospitality like the Valero Texas Open. Individuals, families and corporate partners alike still have time to take full advantage of a variety of hospitality experiences while attending San Antonio's only PGA TOUR event.|
|ULTRA Club ($100/day)|
Enjoy the unique comfort and appeal of a premier hospitality credential at an affordable price, making ULTRA Club a perfect place to gather. Located between the 16th tee & 11th tee, ULTRA Club provides an intimate viewing area to cheer on the PGA TOUR pros. This venue features a patio with umbrella tables & tiered seats, a covered viewing deck, and open-air dining. Enjoy access to in-venue concessions, bar service, along with luxury restrooms.
|Lexus Cabana Club ($425/day)|
Provides fun and excitement at one of the most popular venues on course. Located between the 16th Green & 17th Tee and adjacent to the fan-friendly Backyard, guests can view the action from multiple vantage points. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch buffet, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, & hosted bar service, as well as access to luxury restrooms.
|Centennial Club presented by San Antonio International Airport ($525/day)|
Offers a luxurious and entertaining environment right on top of the action at the competition's closing hole. Experience a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere to mingle, socialize and network in the air-conditioned dining and lounge area or watch many of the world's top PGA TOUR players finish out their rounds from the covered, outdoor, tiered-seating overlooking the 18th hole. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, lunch buffets, afternoon hors d'oeuvres, & hosted bar service providing a superior spectator experience, as well as access to luxury restrooms.
Too many options but can't decide on just one?! Consider a Presidential Pass, which provides credentialed access to all three venues so you can take in the competition and atmosphere from any of these incredible vantage points. Tickets are $575 per day, Thursday-Sunday.
Tickets will increase by $15 starting March 20.
Click here to view all of the great options to purchase online today. If you are interested in ticket packages that includes VIP parking, call us today at the Valero Texas Open office at (210) 345.3847 to secure your hospitality experience.
|Special Benefits for Military & Bexar County First Responders|
Throughout the tournament, Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retired Military or Veteran, as well as Bexar County First Responders, and one (1) guest are invited to enjoy special benefits at the Valero Texas Open.|
|FREE admission for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's rounds of competition.|
|FREE parking at River City Community Church Thursday-Sunday.|
|Access to the Heroes Pavilion which is located at 17 green. This venue allows the Military or First Responder and their one guest to relax and take in all the action while enjoying complimentary snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, and covered seating. Additional in-venue concessions available for purchase.|
|Getting to the VTO|
Rideshare to the designated drop off and pickup location at TPC San Antonio, making it easy and convenient to arrive to the tournament. Free of charge for Rideshare drivers dropping off and picking up spectators. Upon arrival, spectators will enter through the VIP Entrance to the left of the clubhouse. For pick-up, spectators must be near the resort tennis courts before calling for a ride.
|General Parking at River City|
Parking is available for spectators at River City Community Church and includes a free shuttle service, commuting you back and forth to the main spectator entrance at the Valero Texas Open. ADA Parking is available for spectators and includes a free shuttle service, commuting you back and forth to the main spectator entrance at the Valero Texas Open. Parking is $15 per vehicle in advance; $20 with credit card upon entrance at the lot, and free for all Lexus vehicles.
|General Parking at UTSA East Campus Lot|
Parking is available for spectators at the UTSA campus lot off of Valero Way. It includes a free shuttle service, commuting you back and forth to the main spectator entrance at the Valero Texas Open. Please note that the digital parking pass needs to be scanned at the bus stop to gain entry onto the shuttle. Parking is $15 per vehicle in advance and $20 with credit card upon entrance at the lot.
|VIP Sponsor Parking|
Parking is available for VIP Sponsors at Summit Christian Center with appropriate digital parking pass and includes a free shuttle service, commuting you back and forth to the VIP Sponsor entrance at the Valero Texas Open. Present proper parking pass to attendant upon entering lot. Parking passes cannot be purchased by spectators.