Valero Texas Open

Site: San Antonio.

Course: TPC San Antonio (Oaks). Yardage: 7,438. Par: 72.

Prize money: $9.2 million. Winner's share: $1.656 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3:30-6 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC).

Defending champion: Corey Conners.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Last week: Stephan Jaeger won the Houston Open.

Notes: The winner of the Texas Open earns the final spot in the Masters. ... The field features 30 players who already are exempt for the Masters. ... Corey Conners has won two of the last four times at the Texas Open. ... Past champions Kevin Chappell (2017) and Jimmy Walker (2015) have received sponsor exemptions. ... Rory McIlroy is in the field, giving him eight starts before the Masters. ... Jordan Spieth is playing after missing the cut in his last two tournaments, The Players Championship and Valspar Championship. ... Ryo Hisatsune and Eric Cole are among the Masters newcomers who are playing the week before Augusta National. ... The tournament has not been decided by a playoff since 2009. ... Ludvig Aberg, who played college golf at Texas Tech, is in the field. He is No. 9 in the world. The Masters will be his first major. ... European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald is playing on a sponsor exemption.

Next week: The Masters.


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