Valero Texas Open
In only his 12th start on the PGA Tour, Brendan Steele found he winners circle at the Valero Texas Open. It was a tough week at the TPC San Antonio Oaks course, with lots of big numbers being posted, most notably Kevin Na’s 16 on the par 4 ninth hole.
The wind blew relentlessly for most of the tournament, though it didn’t seem to bother Steele as he posted par or better all four days, including 2 rounds in the 60′s.
Apparently Robert Gamez didn’t think his pants/shirt were visible enough. So he added a “tour yellow” Srixon golf bag. I like the tour yellow golf balls, but I’m not sold on the tour yellow staff bag. It kind of looks like he took a white staff bag and turned a bunch of elementary school kids loose on it with a crate of highlighters.
He does stand out on the course. I’ll let you guys decide if that’s good or bad.
The par 4 9th hole at the TPC Oaks course in San Antonio probably isn’t very high on Kevin Na’s list of favorite holes right now. Na carded a 16 on the hole today. It was a significant blemish on an otherwise great round that included 5 birdies, 1 bogey, and whatever the hell you call a 16.
Na’s 16 included 3 tee shots, 2 unplayable lies, 2 left-handed shots, one swing where he completely missed the ball, one penalty stroke for the ball bouncing back and hitting him, and a 6 foot putt to close out the hole.
The star of Wednesday’s events at the TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course (what a mouthful) was, without a doubt, Adam Scott. Scott is fresh off of a T2 finish at the Masters, where he had the lead on the back nine until Charl Schwartzel made 4 consecutive birdies coming in to grab the win.
If his play in today’s pro-am was any indication, Scott has found a way to maintain his Master’s form. He seemed to be enjoying himself after taking a couple of days off following Sunday’s exciting finish:
As you’re reading this, I’m on a plane back to my home state of Texas to attend the Valero Texas Open. For those of you that don’t know, I love any excuse I can use to go down to San Antonio because my family’s ranch is just outside of town.
Adam Scott is the defending champion, and with his strong performance at the Masters, he’s definitely a favorite to do well again here this week. The course/resort itself is absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to get out there Wednesday morning.
So keep checking in all this week for updates and interesting tidbits from San Antonio.
[Image Flickr/Will Norris]