PGA Tour Back in Texas for Historic Event

By SwingxSwing
Wednesday April 19th, 2017 8:54 am EDT

The magnolias and azaleas are in the rearview mirror for another year as the PGA Tour begins the buildup for its signature event, the Players Championship. Only two stroke play events stand between this week’s Valero Texas Open and TPC Sawgrass’ stadium course.

The host of this week’s Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course, was designed by Greg Norman with special consultant Sergio Garcia. You can catch all the early-round action from the Lone Star State on PGA TOUR LIVE  

The Valero (1922) is the third-oldest stop on the PGA Tour behind the BMW Championship (1899) and the RBC Canadian Open (1904), and it is the oldest Tour stop to be contested in the same city over its tenure. This week on PGA TOUR LIVE you can see some of the world’s top players compete in this historic event.

The event will be a homecoming of sorts for a number of players who will be featured in the PGA TOUR LIVE coverage. 2015 winner and nearby resident Jimmy Walker headlines the 12-player, four-group featured pairings. San Antonio native Patrick Reed will have his first round covered entirely by the PGATL crew. Additionally, past winners Zach Johnson, Brendan Steele and Charley Hoffman will be featured.


The first two days of the Valero Texas Open will be live streamed on PGA TOUR LIVE beginning at 8:15 a.m. EST, giving subscribers just shy of 11 hours of live golf that otherwise would go unseen. Through the Tour’s partnership with Twitter, the first hour-plus of the PGA TOUR LIVE broadcast can be seen for free.

Here is PGA TOUR LIVE’s schedule for the Heritage.

Broadcast time: 8:15AM/ET – 6:30PM/ET
Twitter Window: 8:15AM/ET – Approx. 9:15AM/ET
Featured Groups – Off 10th Tee
8:40 AM/ET: Patrick Reed / Ryan Moore / Matt Kuchar
8:50 AM/ET: Adam Hadwin / Cody Gribble / Brooks Koepka

Broadcast time: 8:15AM/ET – 6:30PM/ET
Twitter Window: 8:15AM/ET – Approx. 9:15AM/ET
Featured Groups – Off 10th Tee
8:40 AM/ET: Jimmy Walker / Keegan Bradley / Luke Donald
8:50 AM/ET: Brendan Steele / Charley Hoffman / Zach Johnson

PGATL will move to Featured Hole coverage at 3:30PM/ET on Thursday and Friday. Featured Hole Coverage consists of the 13th (Par-3) and 17th (Par-4) holes.

Last year’s Valero title was taken home by Charley Hoffman, which made his run at this month’s Masters a possibility. Hoffman fired a final-round 3-under par 69 to edge out Reed by one stroke. Chad Collins finished in solo third, two shots back, and a group that included Billy Horschel and Ryan Palmer finished in a five-way tie for fourth.



About PGA TOUR LIVE: PGA TOUR LIVE is a subscription-based digital platform service that offers live coverage of two concurrent featured group pairings during morning competition prior to the start of the regularly scheduled television coverage. It also offers live-streaming coverage from select holes after early-round group coverage has concluded. You can watch on iOS, Android, computer or Apple TV 4 for one-tap access to live golf. Keep track of your followed players across all devices with a free account.

Starting with the CareerBuilder Challenge, broadcast of all tournaments for the rest of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season will be available on PGA TOUR LIVE except for the majors (The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, PGA Championship) and alternate-field events. 

Monthly subscriptions are $5.99 and an annual subscription is available for $39.99. 


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