Valero Texas Open
World No. 12 Hideki Matsuyama and World No. 20 Tom Kim
Add Valero Texas Open Ahead of Masters Tournament
28 Players Heading to Augusta Currently in the Field

SAN ANTONIO, TX — While there will be players in the field competing for a win and the invitation to the Masters Tournament that comes along with it, 28 current competitors in the Valero Texas Open including Hideki Matsuyama and Tom Kim will be heading to Augusta the week after being in San Antonio for the 102nd anniversary of the Valero Texas Open.

San Antonio’s historical PGA TOUR event returns in two weeks to TPC San Antonio’s The Oaks course for the 14th consecutive year, April 1-7, a week preceding the Masters Tournament.

The 2021 Masters Champion, Matsuyama, joins Adam Scott (2013) and Vijay Singh (2000) to make three Green Jackets in this year’s Valero Texas Open field.

Matsuyama, one of the hottest players in the world right now with one win and four top-25 finishes since the start of the season, will be making his fourth trip to San Antonio in consecutive years. Last year he finished T15 for his best performance to date at TPC San Antonio.

The 21-year-old rising star, Kim, will be making his Valero Texas Open debut. Since his rookie season on the PGA TOUR in 2022, he has won three times and was a member of the 2022 Presidents Cup International Team.

Current Valero Texas Open competitors Ludvig Åberg, Eric Cole, Austin Eckroat, Lee Hodges, Nicolai Højgaard, Denny McCarthy, Grayson Murray and Adam Schenk will be playing in their first Masters Tournament.

Other players currently scheduled to compete here who are Masters Tournament Invitees are: Corey Conners, Harris English, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Ryan Fox, Lucas Glover, Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Ryo Hisatsune, Max Homa, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Thorbjørn Olesen, Erik van Rooyen, and Camilo Villegas.

Past champions of the Valero Texas Open who have won golf’s first major championship of the year are: Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Burke, Jr., Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Mark O’Meara, Zach Johnson, Scott and Jordan Spieth.

Conners, a two-time winner of the Valero Texas Open, is set to defend his title. Other past champions in the field are Charley Hoffman, Martin Laird, Andrew Landry, Scott, J.J. Spaun and Jimmy Walker.

PGA TOUR players have until Friday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time to commit and can withdraw at any time.

Additional News and Notes:

StarTickets On Sale Now: Tickets to the Valero Texas Open are currently on sale via Ticketmaster and As is customary, all net proceeds from the event will go to support hundreds of charity organizations throughout South Texas and well beyond.
StarNight to Honor Our Heroes presented by Boeing: This year the event will feature two-time major champion John Daly and Combat Wounded Veteran Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.). The pair have joined forces to make a major impact on the world of philanthropy for America’s children, first responders and our nation’s Veterans. The Valero Texas Open’s long-standing tradition of celebrating “Military City, USA” continues this year as active military, wounded warriors and corporate supporters gather Friday night of tournament week on April 5 for this annual military appreciation banquet.
StarChampions fore Charity: Champions fore Charity is a fundraising program that provides participating charities and schools the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open. The Champions fore Charity program distributed over $14.88M to charities, a part of the record-breaking $23 million raised by the tournament in 2023, bringing the grand total to $232 million in charitable giving from Valero Texas Open tournament proceeds.

The 2024 fundraising campaign is presently underway and will conclude April 15. Over 190 participating charities and school programs have already raised over $12.3 million to date. At the conclusion of the fundraiser, the charities will also receive several financial incentives including a 7% matching gift provided by the Valero Texas Open. To learn more and donate to your favorite charity and/or school visit,
StarVolunteer Opportunities: Opportunities are still available for individuals looking to support our charitable mission or interested in a behind-the-scenes look at conducting a PGA TOUR tournament. The Valero Texas Open utilizes approximately 2,100 volunteers across twenty-six committees to assist in staging and managing the tournament. Nearly 800 Valero employees are part of this volunteer effort.
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