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April 2, 2021

Second Round Notes

Weather: Mostly cloudy. High of 71. Wind ESE 8-16 mph.

Second-Round Leaderboard

Cameron Tringale66-69—135(-9)
Matt Wallace69-68—137(-7)
Jordan Spieth67-70—137(-7)
Kevin Stadler69-70—139(-5)
Kyle Stanley71-68—139(-5)
Erik van Rooyen71-68—139(-5)
Brandt Snedeker 72-67—139(-5)

Things To Know

Cameron Tringale ties career-long birdie streak, holds two-stroke lead after 36 holes

Tringale is making his 297th start on the PGA TOUR since the start of the 2009 season, the most of any player without a win in that span

Jordan Spieth (T2) is in the top 10 after 36 holes for the fifth time in his last six stroke-play events on TOUR

Kevin Stadler (T4) makes the cut for the second time in his last 24 starts on TOUR and does not have a top-10 on TOUR since the 2014 Masters Tournament

Rickie Fowler’s bogey-free 68 is his first bogey-free score in his last 86 rounds on TOUR

Second-Round Lead Notes

4Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win the Valero Texas Open since it moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010 (most recent: Jimmy Walker/2015)
5Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win in 2020-21 (most recent: Harris English/Sentry Tournament of Champions)

Cameron Tringale (1st/-9)

CategoryEntering the week
Age33 (August 24, 1987)
FedExCup43
OWGR89
Starts at Valero Texas Open10
Wins at Valero Texas Open0
Top-10s at Valero Texas Open2
Career PGA TOUR starts296
Career PGA TOUR wins0
Career PGA TOUR top-10s24
PGA TOUR starts in 2020-2114
PGA TOUR wins in 2020-210
PGA TOUR top-10s in 2020-212

Holds a two-stroke lead, his second 36-hole lead/co-lead of his career; first: T1, 2014 THE NORTHERN TRUST (finished T2)

Making 297th start on the PGA TOUR since the start of the 2009 season, the most of any player without a win in that span

Most PGA TOUR starts since the start of the 2009 season without a win in that span

PlayerTotal36-hole pos.
Cameron Tringale2961st
Ricky Barnes292Not in field
Chad Campbell291Not in field
Brendon de Jonge287Not in field
David Hearn268MC

Made five consecutive birdies (Nos. 13-17), tying the longest birdie streak of his TOUR career (fourth instance; most recent: R4/2020 The RSM Classic)

Has played in the Valero Texas Open each year since it moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010; has recorded two top-10s in the 10 prior appearances (T5/2011, T8/2012)

Leads the field in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green (6.185)

Entered the week at No. 43 in the FedExCup standings with two top-10s in 14 starts (3rd/The RSM Classic, T7/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am)

Jordan Spieth (T2/-7)

In the top 10 after 36 holes for the fifth time in his last six stroke-events

Tournament36-hole pos.Finish
Valero Texas OpeT2TBD
THE PLAYERS ChampionshipT50T48
Arnold Palmer InvitationalT7T4
The Genesis InvitationalT6T15
AT&T Pebble Beach1stT3
AT&T Pebble Beach1stT3

83rd start on the PGA TOUR since his most recent win (2017 The Open Championship)

Sixth start in the event; two prior top-10 finishes (10th/2014, 2nd/2015)

Four top-10 finishes in last six starts on TOUR: T4/Waste Management Phoenix Open, T3/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, T4/Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, T9/WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (eliminated in Round of 16)

Matt Wallace (T2/-7)

In search of first career TOUR victory (best result to date: T3/2019 PGA Championship)

Competing on a sponsor exemption (PGA TOUR member but not otherwise exempt for the Valero Texas Open); last sponsor exemption to win on TOUR: Martin Laird/2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Four-time European Tour winner

Kevin Stadler (T4/-5)

Entered the week with 21 missed cuts and one DQ in 23 starts on the PGA TOUR since the start of the 2015-16 season (lone made cut in that span: T77/2021 Farmers Insurance Open)

Last top-10 on TOUR: T8/2014 Masters Tournament

Began his Major Medical Extension during the 2016-17 season and has 12 starts left to earn 454 FedExCup points (to equal No. 125 Seung-Yul Noh from the 2015-16 FedExCup points list) OR $703,640 (to equal No. 125 Morgan Hoffmann from the 2015-16 Regular Season money list)

Due to COVID-19’s effect on the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season, players on medical extensions at that time were given the option to negate starts made from the beginning of the 2019-20 season through the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard; Stadler made nine starts in that span and got all of them back (missed the cut in all nine)

Additional Player Notes

Brandt Snedeker (T4/-5) finished in the top 25 in all three prior starts at the event (4th/2011, T25/2016, 15th/2018) has not posted an over-par score in 14 career rounds

Rickie Fowler’s bogey-free 68 was his first bogey-free score since the second round of 2020 The American Express, snapping a streak of 85 rounds; Fowler enters the third round T32 (-4)

Course Statistics:

RoundToughest HoleEasiest Hole
R1Par-4 1st (4.444)Par-5 14th (4.549)
R2 Par-4 4th (4.408)Par-5 14th (4.676)

Scoring Averages:

RoundFront 9Back 9TotalCumulative
R136.84736.52173.368--
R237.09936.04973.14873.259

Bogey-free rounds:

R1 (1): Kyle Stanley (71)
R1 (2): Rickie Fowler (68), Matt Wallace (68)

ABOUT VALERO

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 3.2 million barrels per day and 13 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.68 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, 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 VALERO IN THE COMMUNITY


Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), and the Valero Energy Foundation are committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Valero has major operations. For a seventh consecutive time, Valero was named to The Civic 50 list by Points of Light as one of America’s most community-minded companies – the top energy company on the list. In 2019, Valero, its employees and the foundation collectively generated more than $64 million in charitable support through direct/in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteerism. Valero employees log close to 150,000 volunteer hours each year for hundreds of projects in their communities. The foundation provides funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs and services supporting education, basic human needs, health care and civic projects. Through the overwhelming support of sponsors, the foundation’s signature programs, the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children, generated more than $14 million in net proceeds in 2020 for charities across the United States.

ABOUT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN

The Valero Texas Open is the sixth-oldest professional tournament in golf worldwide, the third-oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2022, the tournament will celebrate its 100th 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 its Benefit for Children and Champions fore Charity initiatives, has contributed more than $171 million to hundreds of worthy charities since inception.. Please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com for more information.

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