Valero Texas Open
Four Share Clubhouse Lead as Round 1 Resumes
Thursday Notes
1Justin Lower31 (thru 9)   -5-531
T2Matt Kuchar68   -4-468
T2Padraig Harrington68   -4-468
T2M.J. Daffue68   -4-468
T2Roberto Diaz68   -4-468
T2Patrick Rodgers48 (thru 13)   -4-448

Matt Kuchar
Padraig Harrington

Justin Lower (1st/-5 thru nine holes)

StarEnters the week with five straight missed cuts on TOUR; last made cut came at the 2023 WM Phoenix Open (T50)
StarMissed the cut in debut appearance at the 2022 Valero Texas Open (75-78)
StarOnly 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR came at the 2022 Fortinet Championship (finished T4)
Matt Kuchar (T2/-4)

StarOpening 68 is his fifth round of 68 or better in 41 rounds since the event moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010
StarMost recently advanced out of group play at last week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play before falling to Jason Day, 1-up, in the Round of 16; week included two match victories, which pulled him into a tie with Tiger Woods for most match victories (36) at the event
StarMaking his 18th start at the Valero Texas Open, led by T2 finishes in 2001 and 2022
StarLast of his nine PGA TOUR victories came at the 2019 Sony Open in Hawaii
Padraig Harrington (T2/-4)

StarOpens with a 68, equaling his best score in 18 rounds at the Valero Texas Open (2013/R1, 2016/R3)
StarCurrently T2 at the time of the suspension; the last time he sat inside the top-3 on the leaderboard after a round came at the last of his six PGA TOUR victories (2015 Honda Classic)
StarFinished T10 in debut appearance at the 2013 Valero Texas Open for the best finish in five prior starts
StarVictory on Sunday would come at the age of 51 years, 7 months and 2 days, which would make him the third - oldest winner in TOUR history: Sam Snead - 52 years, 10 months, 8 days (1965 Wyndham Championship); Art Wall - 51 years, 7 months, 10 days (1975 Greater Milwaukee Open)
Things To Know

StarPlay was suspended due to fog at 8:42 a.m. for 2 hours, 38 minutes, resuming at 11:20 a.m. Play was suspended due to darkness at 7:23 p.m. with the entire afternoon wave yet to complete the round.
StarJustin Lower sits atop the Valero Texas Open leaderboard at 5-under through nine holes; Padraig Harrington, Matt Kuchar, MJ Daffue and Roberto Diaz share the clubhouse lead at 4-under 68
Star51-year-old Harrington seeks to become the third-oldest winner in PGA TOUR history
Star2001 and 2022 Valero Texas Open runner-up Kuchar is one week removed from tying Tiger Woods for the most match victories in WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play history
StarComing off a victory at last week's Corales Puntacana Championship, Matt Wallace posts an opening-round 69
Rickie Fowler
Hideki Matsuyama

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Know the Player FieldTee Times
Are you ready for 144 PGA TOUR's best to compete in San Antonio? A combination of Major Champions, past Valero Texas Open champions, and many notables compete for the trophy and cowboy boots.Play was suspended due to darkness at 7:23 p.m. Thursday with the entire afternoon wave yet to complete the round. Those players will be back in position Friday at 7:45 a.m.

Arriving to the VTO
Know where to park to attend the tournament’s first round of competition, including a new parking location option, and where FREE parking is for Lexus vehicle owners.Rideshare to our designated drop off and pickup location at TPC San Antonio, making it easy and convenient to arrive to the tournament.

Manage Tickets & ParkingCourse Map
Make sure to have your tickets and parking loaded into your digital wallet for easy access.Know where to go, what to do, where to eat and much more on the new interactive course map while at the VTO.

Stay Informed
Digital Spectator GuideDigital Tournament Tickets
Check out this year’s digital spectator guide for all the details before and during the Valero Texas Open.Tips on managing your digital ticket experience.

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Texas Hospitality
Concession StandsMastercard Lounge Chairs
Enjoy delicious food options and cold refreshments. All concessions are equipped for a contactless experience including cashless transactions.Enjoy the tournament in comfort and style. Visit the Mastercard tent at the Main Entrance to rent a chair. Special offer for all Mastercard holders. Limited quantities available.

Family Care Pavilion presented by University HealthTito's Backyard Lounge
For those with children, please stop by the Family Care Pavilion presented by University Health which located in The Backyard. It’s a climate controlled venue that offers diaper changing stations, a place for mothers to nurse privately and for little ones to play. The Family Care Pavilion presented by University Health is a place of respite for babies, and toddlers.Enjoy Tito's Handmade Vodka beverages in the shack located in The Backyard. A great place to enjoy a cocktail, good weather and great company.

ULTRA ClubGarrison Brothers Distillery Bunker Bar
Upgrade your experience onsite at the ULTRA Club located at the 16th tee. This venue provides upgraded views of several surrounding holes, in-venue concessions, luxury restrooms and a fun-filled atmosphere.Located in The Backyard, enjoy Texas' first legal bourbon poured by Garrison Brothers Distillery.

Tournament Week Highlights
Thursday at the VTOHighlights From The Week

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