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.
Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia outlasted Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4), 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Texas Open on Monday.
Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak beat fifth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 7-6 (2) on Sunday in the first round of the Texas Open.
Ben Curtis won on the Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title since 2006, holding off Matt Every and John Huh in a tense back-nine finish for a two-stroke victory.
Ben Curtis remains in position for his first PGA Tour Victory at the Texas Open, shooting 1-over 73 on Saturday.
Matt Every arrived at the Texas Open having sworn off instructors, proudly cutting practices short and cringing at other players tweaking their swings.
If Matt Kuchar is still trying to erase his agony at Augusta, this could be the perfect week for it.
Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki continued her roll through the Texas Open, going into the semifinals as the top seed remaining.