Can we just fast forward to masters week? A question posted by most of the golfing world and endorsed by The.Frozen.Golfer. So this week's tour stop The Texas Valero Open has few subplots that don't end with next week in Augusta... But let's highlight the best event in San Antonio not named the Spurs.
The Facts: Valero Texas Open previously the Texas Open which dates back to 1922. With a winners that include Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer. Is currently played at TPC San Antonio Oaks course, the love child of architect Greg Norman and his ex future son in law Sergio Garica. The layout of 7,433 yards, par 72 has been known to produce low scores, as has the event as there hasn't been a winner over par since 1934.
2012 Ben Curtis (-8)
2011 Brendan Steele (-8)
2010 Adam Scott (-14)
2009 Zach Johnson (-15)
2008 Zach Johnson (-19)
This weeks yahoo picks:
Padraig Harrington: We haven't heard much from him this season, but with my St. Patty's day hangover finally wearing off, why not find some luck of the Irish.
J.J. Henry: Well he's from Texas and this is his Open, playing for pride usually causes bridies to drop.
Gary Woodland: It's about time he plays up to his potential. Plus his Jayhawks didn't make it to the final four so we should have his full attention this weekend.
Brendon de Jonge: Every year he seems to fly under the radar, I think this week we'll see him #duffering with his first trophy.
Rory McIlroy: More Irish
Jimmy Walker: I had him on the list last week and he was in the mix until this thrid round 78 but rebounded well with a ten shot swing 68 Sunday. Also a Texan!
Aaron Baddeley: He can surely putt and on a course where you have to make bridies I think he'll be fine.
Feddie Jacobson: He definitely dresses Swedish, and if you read my previous post I'm a fan of Peacocking (look it up)
Jim Furyk: If the past Ryder Cup is still leaving a bad taste in you mouth get over it, you're not throwing away a pick with Jim. Also Fluff has a serious duster!
Bud Cauley: Another young gun posed to make some noise in the wild west.
It has to be noted the chioces in the C section seem more likely to produce a winner that the other two, but here's my who's who.
Charl Schwartzel: Like Snedeker at the start of the season he was one of the hottest golfers on the planet, but he wasn't sidelined with a bad rib.
Ian Poutler: Unlike our buddy Furyk he left chi-town on top of the world but he has yet to show it, look for this week to be different.
Brendan Steele: He's a past winner and after this video with my favourite big breaker of all time,(
Billy Horschel: If he keeps playing like this we could see him tee it up next week as well.
Share Lowry: Why not more Irish. And I like anyone I know will share a burger with me.
Notable Texans: Chad Campbell, Ryan Palmer, Colt Knost, Justin Lenard, Jordan Speith, Hunter Hass.
My final thoughts need to be mentioned I won the winter segment of my fantasy pool with the a score of 1983, the same year I was born. It's a sign. And if you need a sign that spring is truly around the corner you can thank Golf Digest and Holly Sonders for this offering, which can surely melt any leftover snow on your home course!!
If you missed the link here it is again you can thank me in the comments below (http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2013-05/photos-holly-sonders#slide=1)