History Overview

Proud Heritage

The Valero Texas Open, first played in 1922, is the 3rd oldest PGA TOUR tournament. It’s only younger than the Western Open (1899) and Canadian Open (1904). If you include the U.S. Open (1895) managed by the USGA, and the PGA Championship (1916) managed by the PGA of America, then the Valero Texas Open is the fifth oldest professional tournament in North America. The Valero Texas Open is the oldest Professional Golf Tour tournament to have been held in the same city its entire existence. Every tournament (87) has been played in San Antonio, Texas.

Site

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course). The AT&T Oaks course, adjacent to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, is in its eighth year of hosting the tournament and is the eighth local course to have hosted the event.

Others include:

  • Oak Hills Country Club (23), 1961-66, 1977-94
  • Brackenridge Park Golf Course (21), 1922-26, 1929-40, 1950-55, 1957-59
  • La Cantera Resort Course (15), 1995-2009
  • Willow Springs (10), 1927-28, 1941-49
  • Woodlake Country Club (5), 1972-76
  • Fort Sam Houston (4), 1950- 51, 1956, 1960
  • Pecan Valley Golf Club (3), 1967, 1969-70

Texas Winners

Among the many Texas natives/residents who have won this tournament are Byron Nelson (Fort Worth, 1940), Ben Hogan (Fort Worth, 1946), Jack Burke, Jr. (Houston, 1952), Tony Holguin (San Antonio, 1953), Wesley Ellis (San Antonio, 1959), Ben Crenshaw (Austin, 1973, 1986), Don January (Denton, 1975), Lee Trevino (Dallas, 1980), Bill Rogers (Texarkana/San Antonio, 1981), John Mahaffey (The Woodlands, 1985), Blaine McCallister (Fort Stockton, 1991), Bob Estes (Austin, 1994), David Ogrin (Garden Ridge, 1996), Justin Leonard (Dallas, 2000-2001 & 2007), Tommy Armour III (Irving, 2003), Bart Bryant (Gatesville, 2004). While 2005 winner Robert Gamez is not from San Antonio, his father is and he has spent plenty of family time in the Alamo City. 2014 Champion Steven Bowditch, while originally from Australia, resides in Dallas. And 2015 Champion Jimmy Walker, is our most recent Texas champion residing in Boerne.

Multiple Winners

Arnold Palmer 1960-62, Justin Leonard 2000-2001 & 2007 (3). All others two, Bill Mehlhorn, 1927-28; Dutch Harrison, 1939, 1951; Ben Crenshaw, 1973, 1986; Jay Haas, 1982, 1993; Duffy Waldorf, 1995, 1999, Zach Johnson, 2008-09.

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3-Time Champion Arnold Palmer (1960, 1961, 1962)
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2-Time Champion Zach Johnson (2008, 2009)
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1934 Champion Wiffy Cox
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2003 Champion Tommy Armour III
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1940 Champion Byron Nelson