Valero Texas Open Moving to TPC San Antonio in 2010

TPC San AntonioSAN ANTONIO - PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has announced that the Valero Texas Open will be moving to the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio once the facility is completed and ready for play, likely in 2010.

Finchem spoke of the tournament's future move during a Founder Membership launch evening in San Antonio. The confirmation of a site change follows an announcement in June that the Valero Texas Open is moving from the PGA Tour Fall Series to May in 2009 to become part of the FedEx Cup competition. 

TPC San Antonio is a 36-hole golf facility adjacent to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa that currently is under construction. The resort complex is scheduled to open by early 2010. Greg Norman has designed the AT&T Oaks Course, with input from Sergio Garcia as the player consultant. Pete Dye is designing the AT&T Canyons Course with the assistance of Champions Tour member Bruce Lietzke.

"I'm very pleased to confirm what long has been speculated, that the Valero Texas Open will be moving to TPC San Antonio, with a target date of 2010," Finchem said. "We are very excited about the prospect of the AT&T Oaks Course serving as the host course and the JW Marriott Resort as the new home for the tournament. Combined with the shift to May as part of the FedExCup schedule, we believe the Valero Texas Open is well positioned for the future in terms of growth and continued strong charitable contributions."

The Valero Texas Open recently announced that it generated a PGA Tour-record $8.5 million for charity in 2008. Since Valero Energy Corporation became the title sponsor in 2002, the tournament and the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic have combined to generate nearly $38 million in charitable contributions.

The tournament has been held at La Cantera Golf Club since 1995 and has enjoyed unprecedented growth during that time. Next year's tournament is scheduled for May 14-17 at La Cantera.

"We look forward to hosting the Valero Texas Open for the 15th time at La Cantera this coming May. The success we've enjoyed there has put us in a position to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities that TPC San Antonio will offer," said Tony Piazzi, President and CEO of Golf San Antonio, which produces the Valero Texas Open. 

 

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