2018 Valero Texas Open: Preview, favorites, how to watch on TV and online

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Sergio Garcia (Getty Pictures)

The PGA Tour’s Texas Swing kicks off this week with the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.

One other playoff determined the winner of final week’s RBC Heritage, when Satoshi Kodaira outlasted Si Woo Kim on the third sudden-dying gap. This week, the Tour takes on a extra conventional course, the place lengthy hitters might be rewarded.

With a lot of the recreation’s younger stars opting to relaxation this week, the Texas Open appears prefer it might function a chance for some veterans to get again on monitor.

Course

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks) is a 7,435-yard par seventy two that always options heavy wind and penal areas off the fairways. Kevin Na as soon as took a sixteen on the par-four ninth gap right here, serving for instance of the hardships that may be confronted on this course.

Sergio Garcia served as a marketing consultant within the 2010 Greg Norman design to reshape this course and make it harder.

Defending Champion

After years of contending, typically even in majors, Kevin Chappell lastly earned his first PGA Tour win with an eight-foot putt on the 72nd gap. Brooks Koepka made a spirited run, however Chappell wouldn’t be defeated once more. Chappell went on to assist the Presidents Cup group defeat the Internationals thanks to his win right here final yr.

Favorites

Sergio Garcia is looking for redemption after lacking the reduce by a mile at Augusta Nationwide earlier this month. Garcia had been in good type main up to his Masters title protection, so he ought to give you the chance to bounce again this week.

Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar are additionally within the subject. Scott has simply three prime 10s because the finish of the 2015-sixteen season, struggling to put 4 rounds collectively on a constant foundation. Kuchar performed properly on the Masters, however has additionally been quiet this season.

Sleepers

Ryan Palmer and Zach Johnson are all the time threats in Texas, and Pat Perez is on a mission to make the Ryder Cup staff. All three have had some strong finishes this yr, and might proceed their Texas success this week.

RBC Heritage TV, streaming information

Dates: April 19-22

Location: San Antonio, Texas

TV:
Thursday: three:30-6:30 p.m., Golf Channel
Friday: three:30-6:30 p.m., Golf Channel
Saturday: 1-2:forty five p.m., Golf Channel; three-6 p.m., CBS
Sunday: 1-2:forty five p.m., Golf Channel; three-6 p.m., CBS

Streaming: fuboTV (join 7-day free trial)