The 2013 Valero Texas Open is scheduled for April 4-7 at AT&T Oaks Course in San Antonio. This championship is the last event before the Masters. The defending champion is Ben Curtis. Below are TV schedule and predictions for 2013 Valero Texas Open.
*Subject to change
Tournament course: AT&T Oaks Course (Par 72 - TPC San Antonio)
Yardage: 7522 (from ValeroTexasOpen.org)
2012 Winner's score: 280 (-8)
Thursday April 4 - Round 1 - Golf Channel (3 PM ET)
Friday April 5 - Round 2 - Golf Channel (3 PM ET)
Saturday April 6 - Round 3 - NBC (3 PM ET) - Golf Channel (Bonus coverage - 1 PM ET)
Sunday April 7 - Final Round - NBC (3 PM ET) - Golf Channel (Bonus coverage - 1 PM ET)
2. Dark Horse: David Lynn. The veteran golfer is one of the under-the-radar players who don't play much in the States, but play well when they do. Even when Lynn finished runner-up to McIlroy at last year's PGA Championship, he did not get a lot of notoriety for that performance. He did, however, earn an exemption to play on this year's PGA Tour. Lynn's 2013 record to this point has been average, but he did manage a T4 at the Honda Classic on a very difficult course against a strong field. With about a dozen starts in America under his belt, the Texas Open could be his breakout event. Lynn earned a reputation as a good wind player from his trade in Europe and his masterful performance at Kiawah Island. Will he deliver another excellent performance at windy TPC San Antonio?
3. Player to Watch: Ian Poulter. The English star has never played the Texas Open, but his game perfectly suits the tournament course. Poulter plays very similar to Jacobson. His iron game is among the best on Tour, while his putting is spectacular. Ian is a streaky player. If he gets hot with his putter, he will definitely contend for the title.
4. Top Favorites: 1. Fredrik Jacobson | 2. Matt Kuchar (Excellent from tee to green, great short game) | 3. Charl Schwartzel (Fantastic iron player, putting is top-notched) | 4. Ian Poulter | 5. Justin Leonard (3-time champion but his wins were not at Oaks Course, has been playing well of late).