FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2020
Valero Texas Open Statement Regarding COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Earlier today The PGA TOUR announced that due to the ongoing health crisis, events will proceed as scheduled – without spectators – starting with Friday’s second round at THE PLAYERS Championship through the Valero Texas Open.
In accordance with today’s PGA TOUR announcement, the Valero Texas Open professional competition will continue as scheduled, however, spectators will not be admitted. The tournament will be conducted with essential personnel only.
The health and safety of our fans, players, sponsors, volunteers and community-at-large is our top priority as we assess all aspects of the tournament’s operation going forward.
More information regarding ticket refunds will be communicated as it becomes available.
All other related tournament week activities are being evaluated. Tournament officials will update any new information accordingly.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of all those impacted. Due to the fluidity of the current landscape, these plans are subject to change.
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 14 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.73 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (U.S.), Canada and the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. Valero also is a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.
ABOUT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN
The Valero Texas Open is the 6th oldest professional tournament in golf world-wide, the 3rd oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2012, the tournament celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker and 2019 champion Corey Conners, to name a few.
Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become a leader in charitable fundraising among PGA TOUR events. The Valero Texas Open together with the Benefit for Children eclipsed the $100 million mark in charitable giving in 2015, becoming the fourth PGA TOUR event to do so. Raising a record $15 million in 2019, the tournament has now contributed more than $155 million to hundreds of worthy charities. Please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com for more information.
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