Valero Texas Open 2016
The Valero Texas Open, the 6th oldest professional golf tournament, astounded people around the world with Charley Hoffman, who brought home the title as this year’s champion as he birdied his 72nd hole, bringing Patrick Reed in 2nd place. The tournament lasted from April 21-24, 2016. It was held at San Antonio, Texas that has been the home of the tournament since its start in 1922.
On April 21, the event had a rough start due to unexpected inclement weather that caused the first round of the tournament to be suspended. Brendan Steele managed to start with a notable eight under par through 13 holes. He was followed by Charley Hoffman with six-under 66. The first round’s circumstances of delay did not stop Steele with a consistent lead which parred a bogey-free eight-under 64 followed by Patrick Reed who climbed up the leaderboard when he posted a bogey-free seven-under 65 as he birdied four of his last six holes. Hoffman tailed nearby with a six-under 66.
Table 1: Partial First-Round Leaderboard
Table 2: First-Round Leaderboard
Steele consistently took on a solid streak as he led the second round scoring 10 under par that set a new 36-hole record at the Valero Texas Open. Hoffman steadily placed second, scoring a 7 under par with Scott Langley and Stuart Appleby.
Table 3: Second-Round Leaderboard
The third round surprisingly shot Ricky Barnes into 1st place, replacing Steele who was one shot behind. Hoffman maintained the third place with Luke Donald, who both scored a 9-under.
Table 4: Third-Round Leaderboard
In the fortunate events of the last round, Hoffman was neck and neck with Reed as they rose up the leaderboard together on Sunday’s action. After Reed birdied his 72nd hole, Hoffman also birdied spectacularly ending the round with his 12 under par taking a one-shot lead into victory.
Table 5: Final-Round Leaderboard