Valero Texas Open 2021: Form stats for this week's event over the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio

TPC San Antonio's Oaks Course is a tight, parkland layout which opened in 2010
The Oaks Course was designed by Greg Norman, with a little help from Sergio Garcia

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"Meanwhile, two players who combine a decent Oaks Course history, with solid current form, are Chris Kirk and Ryan Palmer. Kirk, a former world No 16, is finally enjoying his golf again following some well-publicised off-the-course personal issues."

You have to feel a tad sorry for the organisers, sponsors and fans of the Valero Texas Open.

Taking place the week before any major championship is probably not ideal, with regards to attracting the world's elite to your event.

But over the past couple of months, there has also been The Players Championship, two WGC tournaments, plus a pair of prestigious invitational events which enjoy an elevated exemption status over rank and file tournaments on the PGA Tour.

There's also the Honda Classic which doesn't carry with it any special status, but is staged on one of the most highly-regarded layouts in professional golf.

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Needless to say, this week's Texas Open at TPC San Antonio has taken a hit, not helped by Monday's news that world No 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn.

Only one member of the world's top-20 - Tony Finau - is attending. That said, in-form Texan Jordan Spieth is among the entries to boost interest in his home state. The 27-year-old is a former runner-up in this event.

On the tee

Also taking part is Matt Kuchar who travelled all the way to the semi-finals at last week's match play bonanza in Austin.

The 42-year-old has struggled of late, and his podium finish on Sunday was his first top-15 since February of last year. He tied-seventh on this course two years ago.

Two course specialists are former champion Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore.

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Hoffman has stood on the San Antonio podium on four occasions, while Moore's poorest finish in four starts here is tied-18th.

Meanwhile, two players who combine a decent Oaks Course history, with solid current form, are Chris Kirk and Ryan Palmer.

Kirk, a former world No 16, is finally enjoying his golf again following some well-publicised off-the-course personal issues.

One other name to ponder is Brendan Steele, winner over the Oaks Course in 2011.

Steele tied-third at PGA National two weeks ago, his second top-five finish this calendar year.

This week's tournament is also the last chance for those to qualify for The Masters, and one of those yet to earn an invite is Steele.

Course details

TPC San Antonio first hosted the Texas Open 11 years ago, shortly after the venue opened.

The Oaks Course, with its narrow tree-lined fairways, was designed by Greg Norman in collaboration with Sergio Garcia.

Norman built a course on which - according to the club website - downhill holes are played into the prevailing wind, while uphill holes travel downwind.

TPC San Antonio was laid out just over 1,000 feet above sea level, with water coming into play on only two holes, which is rare for such a modern course.

However, as the majority of fairways are tight, solid ball striking from the tee is usually paramount for scoring low. Greens are undulating and bunkers are large.

This will be the 11th time that the Oaks Course has hosted a PGA Tour event, with the last nine editions played in either March or April. Twice previously it has been staged the week before The Masters.

Those arriving from Austin, home of last week's Dell Match Play event, will have travelled around 75 miles to get here - one of the shorter journeys between tournaments. The Oaks Course is approximately 14 miles north of San Antonio city centre.

Course Comparisons (1.1.16 - 31.12.20)


Driving Accuracy (%)
73.88: Sea Island (RSM Classic) (1/29)
59.63: TPC San Antonio (Texas Open) (18/29)
52.24: Torrey Pines (Farmers Insurance) (29/29)

Greens in Regulation (%)
75.98: Sedgefield (Wyndham) (1/29)
62.80: TPC San Antonio (Texas Open) (22/29)
58.99: Innisbrook (Valspar) (29/29)

Putting (GiR)
1.664: PGA West (host) (American Express) (1/29)
1.727: TPC San Antonio (Texas Open) (5/29)
2.668: Augusta National (Masters) (29/29)

Key: Above stats are for all 29 courses which staged four or more PGA Tour events between January 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2020. To qualify for a ranking (between 1 & 29), tournaments must have a minimum of 50 players competing over the final two rounds of the event. Averages do not include players who failed to complete at least 54 holes.

TPC San Antonio Data (2016-20)
DA: (T10 - 61.32%); (Cat10 - 72.63%)
GiR: (T10 - 67.98%); (Cat10 - 70.83%)
Putts: (T10 - 1.656); (Cat10 - 1.612)
Key: T10 (Average for Top-10 finishers); Cat10 (Average for Top-10 in Category)

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / San Antonio Form (2010-19)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4
Tony Finau 28 MC 14 2 2 2 4
Hideki Matsuyama 42 MC 18 15 MC 42 53
Ryan Palmer 17 17 54 42 2
Abraham Ancer 18 22 18 MC 53 5
Scottie Scheffler 2 MC 5 20 7 MC MC
Corey Conners 61 7 3 MC 17 37
Bernd Wiesberger 42 MC 31 59 53 6 25
Si Woo Kim 56 9 Wd MC MC 50 MC 1
Lanto Griffin 61 35 21 22 26 7 MC
Gary Woodland MC 43 MC MC 48 16
Jordan Spieth 9 48 4 15 3 4 MC
Matt Wallace 28 MC 18 MC MC 51 7
Matt Kuchar 3 MC 44 MC 42
Brian Harman 5 3 43 39 36 8
Joel Dahmen 1 MC MC MC 60 MC MC MC
Sebastian Munoz 61 MC 49 22 43 MC
Adam Long 28 MC 22 MC MC MC MC 69
Erik van Rooyen 9 60 57 37 MC MC 56
Brendan Steele 3 41 18 43 34 30 21
Chris Kirk 25 48 8 16 MC 16
Danny Willett 8 31 63 44 16
Branden Grace MC 26 1 20 34
Cameron Champ MC MC 48 MC MC MC
Adam Hadwin 8 29 MC 26 50 18 32
Byeong Hun An MC MC 43 35 53 75 8
Cameron Tringale 13 MC 31 26 7 17 18 56
Rickie Fowler 65 MC 72 20 MC MC 53 21
Sam Burns MC MC 3 39 22 18 MC
Tom Lewis 56 36 MC MC 14 MC 42 MC
Martin Laird 69 43 MC MC MC 47
Phil Mickelson 25 35 MC 53 53 MC
Henrik Stenson MC MC MC MC MC 46
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC MC 59 MC 33 35 4
Henrik Norlander MC MC 71 MC 26 22 2 12
Zach Johnson 8 41 49 42 62
Tom Hoge MC 22 MC 52 12 MC MC MC
Graeme McDowell 4 MC MC MC 66 MC MC
Charley Hoffman 34 17 10 52 7 MC Wd Wd
Charles Howell 28 9 36 MC MC MC
Rory Sabbatini MC 67 MC MC MC 10 12
Harry Higgs 19 29 MC MC MC 65
Nick Taylor MC 48 MC 20 39 MC 47
Andrew Landry MC MC 26 MC 64
Keegan Bradley 30 29 10 60 22 MC
Nate Lashley 28 36 71 57 5 17 MC
Andrew Putnam MC 4 5 32 55 7 21
Cameron Davis 33 MC MC 43 14 32 3
Harold Varner 19 61 21 62 MC 13 MC
Sung Kang MC MC MC 67 63 MC MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC 41 MC 66 2 MC 32
Doc Redman MC 66 MC MC MC 70
Lucas Glover 19 48 66 39 MC 58 42 MC
Matthew NeSmith 36 MC MC 20 16 7 48 MC
Aaron Wise 13 65 MC 66 MC
Sepp Straka 9 33 MC MC 43 MC 32 MC
Brandt Snedeker MC 68 MC MC 32 MC
Peter Malnati MC MC MC MC MC 10 MC
Danny Lee MC 49 52 MC 65 MC
Tyler Duncan 48 MC MC 57 38 MC MC MC 56
Denny McCarthy 3 55 26 MC MC MC 73 MC
Luke List Wd MC MC 63 MC 30 10 21
Troy Merritt 34 MC MC MC 16 MC 72 MC
Jhonattan Vegas 18 30 61 2 50 41 MC
Brandon Hagy MC 2 MC MC 42 21
Sam Ryder 2 8 MC 39 MC 57 10 47
Robby Shelton 43 MC MC MC MC 53 16 MC
Will Gordon 34 36 49 27 21 MC 42 64
Ryan Moore MC 35 26 MC MC MC
Patton Kizzire MC 35 57 39 50 53
Brian Gay 46 MC MC 60 34 MC MC
Greyson Sigg 9 MC MC 7
Brian Stuard 69 MC 58 MC MC 16 58 MC 47
Charl Schwartzel 53 MC MC 62 MC 18 54
Chase Seiffert 18 3 15 MC 60 12
Patrick Rodgers 43 MC 65 57 30 12 MC MC MC MC
Vaughn Taylor Wd MC MC 39 MC 21 MC 60
Keith Mitchell 53 MC 43 MC MC MC
Kyle Stanley MC MC 32 39 36 18 32
Austin Cook MC MC MC MC MC MC 32
Russell Knox MC 67 70 MC 7 53 MC 16
Padraig Harrington 56 MC 31 58 MC MC 6 62
Bo Hoag MC MC 26 32 MC 36 18 16
Ryan Armour 58 55 MC 47 MC 16
Kris Ventura MC MC MC 36 49 MC MC MC
Pat Perez 48 46 MC 36 MC 26 MC 69 MC
Doug Ghim MC 29 36 MC 21 37 5
Rafael Campos 2 MC 3 7 MC MC MC
Jim Furyk MC 26 21
Brice Garnett 9 25 MC 5 MC MC MC
Adam Schenk 56 36 MC 27 MC MC MC 37
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC MC 30 MC MC 65 60 MC
Scott Brown 43 MC 61 53 30 MC MC MC
Scott Stallings MC MC 30 36 MC MC
Cameron Percy MC 29 MC 7 21 48 MC
Chesson Hadley 13 MC MC MC MC
Joseph Bramlett 13 MC 49 63 18 MC
John Huh 19 63 MC 65 21
JB Holmes MC 46 57 MC MC MC
Camilo Villegas MC 8 MC MC MC Wd MC
Kramer Hickok 58 MC MC MC MC 21
Fabian Gomez 56 51 15 MC MC Wd MC
Roger Sloan 22 25 22 MC 53 40
Beau Hossler MC 60 MC MC 47 MC MC MC
Grayson Murray 69 MC 3 MC 42 79 MC
Bronson Burgoon 28 67 39 47 42 37
Scott Harrington 63 53 61 26 66 MC MC MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC 67 MC MC 41 60 MC
Jason Dufner 53 MC 36 26 MC 77 MC
Hank Lebioda MC MC 39 MC 62
Ted Potter MC 64 7 MC 64 18 MC
Rob Oppenheim MC MC 7 39 MC 47
Michael Gligic 4 MC 63 MC MC MC
Ben Martin 9 23 73 MC MC 56
Nick Watney MC MC MC MC MC
Wesley Bryan MC 43
Ryan Brehm 34 11 MC MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira MC 36 49 MC 63 MC MC
Vincent Whaley 28 36 15 50 MC MC MC
Anirban Lahiri MC MC MC 39 MC MC
Tim Wilkinson 34 27 30 73 MC
Sebastian Cappelen 34 MC MC 55 MC 64
Aaron Baddeley 48 23 30 MC MC MC
Chris Baker MC MC 47 MC MC MC
DJ Trahan 52 60 22 MC
Nelson Ledesma MC MC 15 MC MC MC 68
Jimmy Walker 58 MC MC MC MC MC 60
David Hearn 13 MC MC MC MC 64
Rhein Gibson 63 MC MC MC 53 40
JJ Spaun 67 MC 68 MC MC MC
Kelly Kraft MC MC MC MC 60 MC
Kevin Chappell 13 MC
Luke Donald MC MC MC MC MC
KJ Choi MC MC MC 69
Mark Anderson 43 63 MC MC MC
Seung-Yul Noh MC MC MC MC
Sean O`Hair Wd MC MC
Martin Trainer 56 MC MC MC MC Wd MC
Austin Eckroat
Bo Van Pelt 56 MC 15 MC 30 MC
Akshay Bhatia 30 MC
Ben Taylor 54 MC 50 MC MC
Jerry Kelly MC MC
Davis Love MC
Michael Kim MC MC 74 MC 58 53 MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Kevin Stadler MC MC 77 MC
DA Points MC MC MC
Carlos Sainz
Mac Meissner
Sam Bennett
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Tony Finau 61 3 68
Hideki Matsuyama
Ryan Palmer MC MC 6 4 6 56 15 32 MC 9
Abraham Ancer 42 58 42
Scottie Scheffler 20
Corey Conners 1 26
Bernd Wiesberger
Si Woo Kim 4 45 22 MC
Lanto Griffin 58
Gary Woodland 26 MC* MC
Jordan Spieth 30 2 10 MC 41
Matt Wallace
Matt Kuchar 7 51 40 42 15 4 22 13
Brian Harman MC 51 MC 16 22 18
Joel Dahmen 69 MC* MC
Sebastian Munoz MC 27
Adam Long MC
Erik van Rooyen
Brendan Steele 42 30 62 13 8 MC 46 4 1
Chris Kirk MC 8 MC 13 8 48
Danny Willett
Branden Grace 10 9 30 MC*
Cameron Champ MC*
Adam Hadwin 72 MC
Byeong Hun An 7 40
Cameron Tringale 17 MC MC 60 40 46 MC 8 5 28
Rickie Fowler 17
Sam Burns 23 MC
Tom Lewis
Martin Laird 36 11 18 50 MC 1 9
Phil Mickelson MC 30 Wd
Henrik Stenson
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Henrik Norlander MC 53
Zach Johnson 5 MC 29 20 6 MC
Tom Hoge MC MC 53 9 MC
Graeme McDowell 7 51 27 Wd
Charley Hoffman 2 64 40 1 11 11 3 13 2 13
Charles Howell MC 8
Rory Sabbatini 36 MC MC
Harry Higgs
Nick Taylor 52 MC 22 21
Andrew Landry MC 1 51
Keegan Bradley 45 MC 37 9
Nate Lashley MC
Andrew Putnam 36 8 72
Cameron Davis MC
Harold Varner 23 MC 40 9
Sung Kang 42 MC 6 42 MC MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 14
Doc Redman
Lucas Glover 14 MC
Matthew NeSmith
Aaron Wise MC
Sepp Straka MC
Brandt Snedeker 15 25 4
Peter Malnati 23 64 MC 13 MC
Danny Lee 7 51 MC Wd MC 63
Tyler Duncan MC MC
Denny McCarthy MC 20
Luke List MC MC MC 29 46
Troy Merritt 36 49 MC 71 46 MC
Jhonattan Vegas 30 MC 34 MC 68 MC 44
Brandon Hagy MC 34 MC
Sam Ryder 42 36
Robby Shelton 16
Will Gordon
Ryan Moore 3 7 18 8
Patton Kizzire
Brian Gay MC* MC 6 MC 56 61 4 23
Greyson Sigg
Brian Stuard 4 36 MC 55 64 MC
Charl Schwartzel 22
Chase Seiffert
Patrick Rodgers MC MC
Vaughn Taylor MC* 16 MC MC 44 34
Keith Mitchell 26
Kyle Stanley 52 60 MC MC* MC
Austin Cook MC 30
Russell Knox MC MC 26 69 41
Padraig Harrington MC* 25 MC 10
Bo Hoag
Ryan Armour 57 MC MC
Kris Ventura 36
Pat Perez MC 20 11 5 22
Doug Ghim
Rafael Campos MC
Jim Furyk 23 26 58 6 3
Brice Garnett MC* 65 30 31
Adam Schenk 7 58
Xin Jun Zhang MC
Scott Brown 7 MC 56 36 MC MC
Scott Stallings 23 MC 13 MC 53 11
Cameron Percy MC 62 MC 15 37 22
Chesson Hadley MC 20 MC 4 56
Joseph Bramlett 66
John Huh MC 22 MC* 35 MC 72 2
JB Holmes MC* MC 13 64 MC 11 13
Camilo Villegas 10 MC MC MC*
Kramer Hickok MC
Fabian Gomez 23 MC 44 51
Roger Sloan MC
Beau Hossler 36 51 MC
Grayson Murray Wd 16
Bronson Burgoon MC MC*
Scott Harrington
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC
Jason Dufner MC
Hank Lebioda 17
Ted Potter MC* MC MC
Rob Oppenheim MC 37
Michael Gligic
Ben Martin 45 MC 51
Nick Watney MC 20 MC MC
Wesley Bryan MC
Ryan Brehm 34
Satoshi Kodaira
Vincent Whaley
Anirban Lahiri 58 72
Tim Wilkinson MC 29 MC 62 MC
Sebastian Cappelen
Aaron Baddeley 30 16 5 29 20 67 15 3
Chris Baker
DJ Trahan MC MC* 15
Nelson Ledesma
Jimmy Walker 30 4 13 MC 1 16 31 MC MC 3
David Hearn 16 MC 13 MC 11 MC
Rhein Gibson MC
JJ Spaun MC 26 49
Kelly Kraft MC MC MC* MC
Kevin Chappell 30 1 4 66 MC 15 Wd 2
Luke Donald MC MC 13
KJ Choi 69 45 MC 51 15 MC 6 MC
Mark Anderson MC MC MC*
Seung-Yul Noh MC MC 50 16 46 13
Sean O`Hair 2 MC MC
Martin Trainer 66
Austin Eckroat
Bo Van Pelt MC 26 59 28
Akshay Bhatia
Ben Taylor
Jerry Kelly 65 MC 6 MC 18
Davis Love MC 44
Michael Kim MC MC 21
Hunter Mahan MC* 45 MC MC
Kevin Stadler MC 36 MC
DA Points Wd MC 60 MC 53
Carlos Sainz
Mac Meissner
Sam Bennett

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