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Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Texas Swing Tour Notes
The pro tours are in Texas this week and the couple after. Here are a few notes courtesy of the PGA Tour:
Justin Leonard will be seeking his record fourth Valero Texas Open title this week. Leonard's record at the event is as good as it is consistent. He’s won three times, finished second twice and made the cut in 9 of 10 starts. He's 121-under par for his career in the tournament with 31 of his 38 rounds in the 60s.
In the history of the PGA Tour, the winning 72-hole score has been under 260 15 times—five of them coming at the Valero Texas Open. Included in that number is the all-time record of 254 set by Tommy Armour III when he won the 2003 Valero Texas Open.
Davis Love III, in the field at the Texas Open, finished in tied for third last week at the Turning Stone Resort Championship for his best showing since winning the 2006 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.
WNB Golf Classic
The Nationwide Tour is in Texas this week for the WNB Golf Classic at Midland CC. While the course is among the longest on Tour at 7,380 yards, last year it surrendered 63 eagles, a total exceeded in only two other events. The 559-yard 12th hole was eagled 29 times while the 536-yard 4th gave up 22 eagles.
After this wee'’s WNB Golf Classic, only two events will remain to qualify for the 60-man field at the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch. Cameron Percy is currently 60th on the money list with $96,118 in earnings, but the next 14 players on the list are less than $10,000 behind him.
Administaff Small Business Classic
Hal Sutton will make his Champions Tour debut next week when the Tour heads to Houston for the Administaff Small Business Classic. It will be Sutton’s first start anywhere since the 2006 Nissan Open on the PGA Tour.