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    • Charley Hoffman has finished inside the top 15 in his last five trips to the Valero Texas Open. Charley Hoffman has finished inside the top 15 in his last five trips to the Valero Texas Open.
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    VALERO TEXAS OPEN: Field list | Round 1-2 tee times | Power Rankings | Sleeper picks | Monday qualifiers

     

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    SEAN MARTIN,
    Events Editor
    Kevin Chappell, Charley Hoffman,
    Freddie Jacobson, Jimmy Walker
    Hoffman His record here is pretty incredible. He's finished no worse than 13th in his past five starts, including two top-threes.
    JOHN SWANTEK,
    Host, LIVE@

    Chesson Hadley, Freddie Jacobson,
    Jason Kokrak, Ryan Palmer
    Palmer Two runner-ups on the season and idle since his last start (P2) at the Honda. If it blows - and it will -  the Texan will emerge.
    RYAN SMITHSON,
    Site Producer
    Freddie Jacobson, Jason Kokrak,
    Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth
    Kokrak Removed Jimmy Walker for trending Jacobson at the last minute and have zero regrets. Love Kokrak at this long track for first win.
    BRYAN MULLEN,
    Site Producer
    Greg Chalmers, Luke Guthrie,
    Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth
    Spieth One of the rare places on TOUR where he has experience and he's eager for another win as the Masters nears.
    ROB BOLTON,
    Fantasy Columnist
    Jim Furyk, Jason Kokrak,
    Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth
    Kokrak For most intents and purposes, this is a wide-open event susceptible to yielding a first-time winner. Love me some long game, too.
    D.J. PIEHOWSKI,
    Digital Producer
    Ryo Ishikawa, Matt Kuchar,
    Jordan Spieth, Cameron Tringale
    Ishikawa I said at the beginning of the year that Ishikawa would earn his first win in 2014. Coming off three great finishes, why not this week?
    ANNE DETLEFSEN,
    Site Producer
    Charley Hoffman, Zach Johnson,
    Jason Kokrak, Jimmy Walker
    Hoffman Tough for me to narrow it down to one winner this week, but I'll give the nod to Hoffman who has six top 25s already this season and good history at TPC San Antonio.
    MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor Charley Hoffman, Freddie Jacobson,
    Brendan Steele, Jimmy Walker
    Jacobson In his last five starts in San Antonio, Jacobson's stroke average is 68.9 on the weekend. If he's in contention after the cut, watch out.
    CHRIS DUNHAM,
    Site Producer
    Jim Furyk, Charley Hoffman, Morgan Hoffmann, Jason Kokrak
    Furyk Furyk hasn't won in 3 years, never in Texas, so it's time for changes. I have high hopes for the lawfirm of Hoffman and Hofmann, as well.
    BILL COONEY,
    Site Producer
    Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson,
    Ryan Palmer, Jimmy Walker
    Palmer Why not? Big-hitting Texan is coming off his second runner-up of the season at The Honda. Also placed T15 at TPC San Antonio last season.
    HELEN ROSS,
    Chief of Correspondents

    Charley Hoffman, Zach Johnson,
    Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker
    Walker The two-week layoff likely came at a good time for Walker, who played seven of the first 10 events in 2014. Look for him to contend again at home in San Antonio.
    BRIAN WACKER,
    Staff writer

    Aaron Baddeley, Matt Kuchar,
    Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker
    Kuchar He finished in the top 25 in each of his last two trips to San Antonio, and has a string of top 10s this season. All that's missing is a W.
    AMANDA BALIONIS,
    Host, Trending on TOUR

    Jim Furyk, Jason Kokrak,
    Brendan Steele, Jimmy Walker
    Furyk I'm taking Furyk mainly because he hosted Jerome Bettis and Lynn Swann recently at his charity event. #steelernation

     

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    11 SEAN MARTIN, Events Editor @PGATOURSMartin 5,612
    95 JOHN SWANTEK, Host, LIVE@ Swan Tech 4,635
    115 RYAN SMITHSON, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 4,524
    128 BRYAN MULLEN, Site Producer Bryan Mullen 4,448
    136 ROB BOLTON, Fantasy Columnist @RobBoltonGolf 4,423
    169 D.J. PIEHOWSKI, Digital Producer @DJPie 4,227
    208 ANNE DETLEFSEN, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 4,031
    239 MIKE MCALLISTER, Managing Editor @pgatour_mikemc 3,854
    276 CHRIS DUNHAM, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 3,526
    286 BILL COONEY, Site Producer Bill Cooney 3,465
    383 HELEN ROSS, Chief of Correspondents helenross
    2,648
    399 BRIAN WACKER, Staff writer
    @pgatour_brianw 2,511
    528 AMANDA BALIONIS, Host, Trending on TOUR Amanda Balionis 1,401
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