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April 6, 2019

Third Round Notes

Weather: Overcast, with intermittent showers throughout the day. High of 78. SE wind 10-15 mph.

54-hole cut: 70 professionals at 1-under 215

Third-Round Leaderboard

1Si Woo Kim66-66-69—201 (-15)
2Corey Conners69-67-66—202 (-14)
3Charley Hoffman71-68-64—203 (-13)

Things to Know

Si Woo Kim takes 54-hole lead/co-lead for a second time on the PGA TOUR

Corey Conners looks to become the first Monday Qualifier to win since 2010

2016 Valero Texas Open winner Charley Hoffman shoots 64, low round of the week

FedExCup points leader Matt Kuchar moves into the top 10 with a 5-under 67

Third-Round Lead Notes

6Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win the Valero Texas Open since moving to TPC San Antonio in 2010 (most recent: Andrew Landry/2018)
12Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win in 2018-19 (most recent: Graeme McDowell/Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship)

Si Woo Kim (1st/66)

Entering the Week
23Age (June 28, 1995)
#34FedExCup
#61Official World Golf Ranking
116PGA TOUR starts
2PGA TOUR wins
13PGA TOUR starts in 2018-19
3PGA TOUR top-10s in 2018-19
3Starts at Valero Texas Open

Following back-to-back 6-under 66s, made four birdies against one bogey to post a 3-under 69

Takes a 54-hole lead/co-lead for the second time on the PGA TOUR (2016 Wyndham Championship/1st)

With a win Sunday, would become the first player from South Korea to win the Valero Texas Open and first international winner of the event since 2014 (Steven Bowditch)

With a win, would become the fifth international winner on the PGA TOUR in as many weeks; Francesco Molinari/Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Rory McIlroy/PLAYERS Championship, Paul Casey/Valspar Championship, Graeme McDowell/Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship

Seeks to become the PGA TOUR’s first wire-to-wire winner since Brandt Snedeker (2018 Wyndham Championship)

Aced the par-3 16th hole in round two. With a win, would become the third player to record an ace en route to winning this season: J.B. Holmes (Genesis Open), Francesco Molinari (Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard)

Making his fourth consecutive start at the Valero Texas Open: T45/2018, T22/2017, MC/2016

Season highlighted by three top-10 finishes: 3rd/Genesis Open, T4/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, T10/CIMB Classic

In search of his third career PGA TOUR win and first since the 2017 THE PLAYERS Championship

Corey Conners (2nd/-14)

Opened with three straight birdies en route to a 6-under 66 and solo possession of second place

With a win this week, would become the first Monday Qualifier to win on the PGA TOUR since Arjun Atwal (2010 Wyndham Championship)

Playing out of the 126-150 category on the PGA TOUR this season, is making his 13th start. Has collected a pair of top-3 finishes (Sanderson Farms Championship/2nd, Sony Open in Hawaii/T3). Currently 66th in the FedExCup

In his rookie year on the PGA TOUR in 2017-18, finished No. 130 in the FedExCup standings

Missed the cut in five of his last six starts before this week (T41/THE PLAYERS Championship)

Charley Hoffman (3rd/-13)

2016 Valero Texas Open champion Charley Hoffman played his last five holes in 5-under (birdie-par-birdie-birdie-eagle) to post the week’s lowest score of 8-under 64

Is making his 14th consecutive start in the Valero Texas Open, where he has amassed five top-10 finishes; 1st/2016, T3/2013, T2/2011, T9/2009 and T8/2006

Best score at TPC San Antonio before this week (36 rounds) was a 6-under 66 (R1/2016/1st)

Is a perfect 14/14 in made cuts in the Valero Texas Open

In search of his fifth career PGA TOUR win and first since the 2016 Valero Texas Open

Is in search of his first top-10 finish on the PGA TOUR since the 2017 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (3rd)

Miscellaneous Notes

With four birdies and an eagle at the par-5 14th, Jhonattan Vegas posted a 5-under 67 to move to T4 at 11-under 205. Best of seven previous finishes in the event is T34 (2017)

Jordan Spieth (T16) struggled on his outgoing nine with two double bogeys and two bogeys en route to a 6-over 42. He rebounded on the inward half with five birdies (12, 14, 16-18) for a 31 to shoot 1-over 73. Seeks first top-10 on TOUR since the 2018 Open Championship (T9)

Rickie Fowler (T16), who began the day T2 at 8-under 136, made an eagle-3 at the 18th hole to shoot 1-over 73 in his bid to become the first player to win the Valero Texas Open in his first start since Ben Curtis (2012)

Nick Taylor (T46) aced the 13th hole from 221 yards using a 4-iron en route to a 1-under 71

Bogey-free rounds:

R1 (3): Ted Potter, Jr. (68), Graeme McDowell (69), Seamus Power (69)
R2 (5): Si Woo Kim (66), Matt Jones (68), Curtis Luck (68), Sam Burns (69), HaoTong Li (70)
R3 (6): Jason Kokrak (65), Lucas Glover (66), Jim Furyk (68), Mackenzie Hughes (69), Richy Werenski (69), Brian Stuard (70)

Scoring Averages at TPC San Antonio:

RoundFront 9Back 9TotalCumulative
R136.24535.15471.399--
R236.11335.44771.56071.479
R335.91234.96270.87571.346
Hardest hole:R1: Par-4 fourth (4.245);
R2: Par-4 ninth (4.298);
R3: Par-4 fourth (4.363)
Easiest hole:R1: Par-5 14th (4.643);
R2: Par-5 14th (4.617);
R3: Par-5 14th (4.475)

ABOUT VALERO

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.45 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (“U.S.”), Canada, and the United Kingdom (“U.K.”), and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns the 2 percent general partner interest and a majority limited partner interest in the Partnership, a midstream master limited partnership. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately, 7,400 outlets carry Valero’s brand names in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., and Ireland. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.

ABOUT THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN

The Valero Texas Open is the 6th oldest professional tournament in golf world-wide, the 3rd oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2012, the tournament celebrated its 90th anniversary.

Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker and 2018 champion Andrew Landry, to name a few.

Since Valero became title sponsor in 2002, the tournament has become a leader in charitable fundraising among PGA TOUR events. The Valero Texas Open together with the Benefit for Children eclipsed the $100 million mark in charitable giving in 2015, becoming the fourth PGA TOUR event to do so. Raising a record $12 million in 2018, the tournament has now contributed more than $138 million to hundreds of worthy charities.

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