Walker won his hometown event Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.
Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take a first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open in San Antonio, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.
Jordan Spieth has a couple of home games before the Masters. The 21-year-old North Texas man said that he enjoys being able to drive his own car to these tournaments.
Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.
Phil Mickelson shot a 77 on Thursday in the Texas Open to fall nine strokes back during the suspended first round. This was Lefty’s highest score since the PGA Championship in August.
Lefty is back. Phil Mickelson made his only other Texas Open appearance in 1992, so long ago that the event was only his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour.
Phil Mickelson has decided to play the Texas Open next week. That means the three-time Masters champion would play both Texas events before he arrives at Augusta National.
Rory McIlroy had struggled enough to lose the world’s top ranking, prompting his caddie to suggest playing the Texas Open to get some more preparation in before the Masters.
Matt Bettencourt looked more like the former PGA tour winner that he is Thursday than someone who’s 183rd on this year’s money list. Peter Tomasulo looked like anything but a player fighting to keep his tour card.
Rory McIlroy’s last-ditch effort to right his game in time for the Masters has taken a trip to a usually out-of-the-way spot on the PGA Tour, the Texas Open in San Antonio.
Third-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy advanced to the Texas Open final on Thursday after routing Bojana Jovanovski 6-0, 6-0. She will face second-seeded Jelena Jankovic in the final.
Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic advanced to the semifinals of the Texas Open on Thursday night, beating eighth-seeded Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-1 in the hard-court tournament.