PGA DFS Coverage for the Valero Texas Open 

We are one week from the Masters.  It’s like Christmas Eve for PGA Tour fans, we are all just collectively waiting to get through one more tournament.  That one tournament is the Valero Texas Open.  Typically, the event before a major has a weak field as most of the players take the week to rest and tune up their game.  This tournament does have a solid field of players who will be traveling to Augusta next weekend like 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.  While everyone will be thinking about seeing the azaleas behind the 12th hole in Amen Corner, we can suffer through one more championship in the Lone Star State this weekend.              


The Field: Valero Texas Open 

Defending champion J.J. Spaun travels 80 miles south from Austin to San Antonio for the Valero.  You know he has to feel an air of confidence knowing this was the site of his first PGA Tour victory and coming off of a round of 16 finish at the WGC-Match Play.  He will be just one of the 144 participants competing at TPC San Antonio this weekend.  We will see Si Woo Kim and Chris Kirk who both have won already this season.  A resurgent Rickie Fowler comes into the Valero with a sense of purpose needing a victory to earn a spot in next week’s Masters.  Players like Corey Conners and Kevin Chappell are also in the field as previous winners of the event.  Don’t be surprised if we see another first time winner this weekend.  If I was to grade the field this weekend, I’d give it a solid B- / C+ overall.

The Course: TPC San Antonio

TPC San Antonio is on the larger size at 7,435 yards and plays as a Par 72.  It features very narrow fairways, incredibly deep bunkers and many more hazardous conditions.  The course also features some of the longest Par 3s and Par 5s on the PGA Tour schedule but some of the shortest Par 4s.  While normally that would lead to lower scores but there’s one factor I have yet to mention, the wind.  Anyone knows playing in Texas is a different animal when it comes to the winds and curtain players just know how to handle them better than others.  One swift gust could put these golfers into some precarious positions.  In 2015, there were recorded wind gusts touching 38 mph.  We are looking for good iron players and scramblers this weekend.  

The Weather: San Antonio, Texas

We should see temperatures in the 80s throughout the weekend.  The wind looks to be pretty calm with it peaking in the low teens.  We are likely to see rain at the beginning and end of this tournament.  I will say getting players in the early window on Thursday would be beneficial knowing that the rain is coming later that day.  .    

How To Watch the Valero Texas Open

The Valero Texas Open will air exclusively on the Golf Channel on Thursday and Friday between 4-7pm ET.  Saturday coverage will begin on the Golf Channel from 1-3:30pm ET and move to NBC from 3:30-6pm ET.  Sunday will once again begin on Golf Channel from 1-2:30pm ET and jump over to NBC from 2:30-6pm ET.      

Coverage from Fantasy Alarm

The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on Wednesday morning at 10am ET.  We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET.  You can get help with your DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a run of PGA DFS projections.  Oh and did I mention our brand new Value Finder tool?  That’s available as well!

I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.


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