Valero Texas Open 2024 LIVE commentary: Tee times, field, leaderboard, and how to follow as Rory McIlroy headlines event before The Masters

The Valero Texas Open will serve as a warm-up for the upcoming Masters as Rory McIlroy headlines at TPC San Antonio this weekend.

The Texas event is traditionally the tournament in the week leading up to the first Major of the year, as players prepare for Augusta.


McIlroy will compete at the Valero Texas Open this weekCredit: Getty

McIlroy chose to play in San Antonio this year and is hoping to have a big week before starting his last chance to win the Masters and Grand Slam.

Canadian Corey Conners won this event last year while past champions include Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and Jimmy Walker.

This week’s winner will receive the final invitation to the Masters if not exempt.

Valero Texas Open: date and how to follow

The Texas Open runs from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7.

Play will begin at 1pm UK time each day.

It takes place at the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. The course will be a par 72 and measure a maximum length of 7,438 yards.

talkSPORT 2 will have live commentary all four days from Texas – click here to tune in.

The action will also be shown on Sky Sports Golf throughout the week.

Upcoming PGA Tour Events

The Masters

April 11/April 14 – Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia – $18 million prize pool – Major Championship

RBC Wealth

April 18 / April 21 – Harbor Town Golf Links, South Carolina – $20 Million Pot – Featured Event

Corales Puntacana Championship

April 18/21 – Puntacana Resort & Club, Dominican Republic – $4 million prize pool

Zurich Classic

April 25 / April 28 – TPC Louisiana, Louisiana – $8.9 million pot – Team event

CJ Byron Nelson Cup

May 2/May 5 – TPC Craig Ranch, Texas – $9.5 million prize pool

Valero Texas Open: Field and tee times

Although it is on the eve of the prestigious Masters, the Texas Open this year has a brilliant field.

Nine of the world’s top 20 will be in attendance, including McIlroy, Max Homa, Matt Fitzpatick, Tommy Fleetwood and Collin Morikawa.

The event will bring together 156 players and include a 36-hole course on Friday evening.

The peloton has been confirmed and can be found here while groups and start times will be announced in due course.

Spieth, a Dallas native, is still a fan favorite at the Valero Texas Open


Spieth, a Dallas native, is still a fan favorite at the Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open: What was said?

McIlroy needs glory at the Masters next week to become only the sixth man in history to complete golf’s Grand Slam by winning all four major titles.

He has decided to play the Texas Open as part of his preparations and will desperately need to return to form after a disappointing start to the year on the PGA Tour.

He said, “I look forward to returning to San Antonio and participating in the 100th anniversary of the Texas Open. I have good memories of my last competition there.

“I just wanted to mix things up. I kind of didn’t really enjoy the Match Play format the last couple of years and I just wanted to mix it up and I still wanted to feel sharp going into Augusta.

“I don’t want this week to be all about Augusta, I still want to be here and compete and try to win this golf tournament, but yeah, I just wanted to mix things up and I’m happy to be back.

“I played several times the week before the Masters, in Houston and now here.”


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