PGA Tour Expert Picks: Texas Open

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Two weeks until the Masters but first we have a two-tournament mini-swing through Texas.

Here's a Q&A on this week's event:

What is it?

The Texas Open, the penultimate tournament before Augusta.

Where is it?

TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course in San Antonio, Tex.

When is it?

March 27 - March 30

What is the purse?

$6.2 million

How can I watch it?


Thursday and Friday, Mar. 27-28 -- 3-6 PM on Golf Channel
Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 29-30 -- 1-3 PM on Golf Channel and 3-6 PM on NBC

All times Eastern

Who's playing?

Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson, and Jim Furyk.

Wait, that's it?

Can I interest you in our pre-Masters coverage?

I didn't know Mickelson was playing

He was a late entrant last week. Something about needing more prep for Augusta.

Who are the former champions?

2013 -- Martin Laird
2012 -- Ben Curtis
2011 -- Brendan Steele
2010 -- Adam Scott
2009 -- Zach Johnson

So who are you picking?


Jordan Spieth (20-1) -- Just a feeling here. Spieth made the cut here as an amateur two years ago and skipped the event last season. There's not a ton of star power but I think Spieth gets it rolling (and the golf world buzzing) as we head to Augusta.

Lock for top 10

Charley Hoffman (25-1) -- Hoffman has finished in the top 10 here three of the last five years and the other two were both T13s. He's been pretty good so far this seasons sporting three top 25s in his last five events. I expext that to bump up a notch in San Antonio this week.


Daniel Summerhays (100-1) -- Summerhays finished T7 here last year and T29 the year before that. He also finished a strong T12 at the tough Honda Classic a few weeks ago. He likely won't win but he's more than worth taking a flier on at 100-1.

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