The players teeing it up at the Valero Texas Open on Thursday could quite possibly make up the best field we have seen in San Antonio is some years. With two of the top-1o players in the World Golf Rankings headlining, it should turn out to be quite an exciting tournament come this weekend. Below are five players worth following at the Valero Texas Open starting on Thursday.
1.) Rory McIlroy
McIlroy is coming off a tough three months to start 2013. With The Masters on his mind, Rory has decided he needs some more competitive rounds under his belt before Augusta. That means Rory is in San Antonio this week and instantly makes him the best player in the field. Will the tough TPC San Antonio layout get him ready for next week?
2.) Matt Kuchar
Kuchar is currently ranked ninth in the World Golf Rankings making him another one of the instant favorites this week at the Valero Texas Open. With one win under his belt already in 2013 at the WGC Match Play and a T13 at the 2012 Valero Texas Open, all eyes will be on Kuchar to see if he can gain some major momentum heading into Augusta.
3.) Ian Poulter
Poulter is frequently mentioned among the top players who still don’t have a major championship trophy on their mantel. If he can’t get it done on the golf course this week, at least you know there will be no shortage of bad clothing choices to heckle Poulter about.
4.) Charl Schwartzel
With no wins since the 2011 Masters, Schwartzel is certainly due for a win on the PGA Tour. Ranked #15 in the World Golf Rankings makes Charl another one of the top favorites in the field this week. Lookout for Schwartzel with his smooth swing and don’t be surprised if he pulls off a win.
5.) Jimmy Walker
I would be doing a dis-service to local resident Jimmy Walker if I left him off the list. With a new baby in the house and over a million dollars already banked in 2013, I think it would be no surprise to anyone to see Walker win this week at TPC San Antonio.
Do you have a favorite this week at the Valero Texas Open? Let me know below or let me know on Twitter @Front9Back9.