Three Gators Set for Valero Texas Open
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

    The last Gator to win on the PGA Tour was Camilo Villegas in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship in November. Since then, the Colombian hasn't been the same, adding a bunch of missed cuts and way down-the-list finishes.

    Camilo will try again starting tomorrow in the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, along with two other Gators, Billy Horschel and Tyson Alexander. Camilo missed the cut at last week's Texas Children's Houston Open with rounds of 73-82, and he's only made three cuts in 2024 with earnings of $94,964. But he won't need a gofundme effort on his behalf since he's earned $22,882,415 since joining the Tour.

    Horschel, on the other hand. whose lifetime earnings have reached a gaudy $35,972,854, is in top form as witnessed by his tie for seventh in the Valero (71-68-67-64-270) and a check for $276,412, which ballooned his 2024 haul to $790,194. He's cashed in five events so far and his Sunday 64 was the best round of the day.

    Tyson had a monumental rookie year in 2022-2023 with earnings of more than $1 million, but so far hasn't been able to duplicate that season. He put together rounds of 70-67-76-68, and the poor third round was responsible for a tie for 64th and a meager check for $19,383. His best this season was a tie for sixth in the Cognizant Classic in the Palm Beaches and a check for $137,250, but even with that healthy cash he's only made four cuts and earned $197,502. 

    The defending champ at the TPC San Antonio Oaks Course is Corey Conners, who shot 15 under par and collected $1,602,000.

    Stephen Jaegar (69-66-66-67-268) was the upset winner last week at 12 under par and he took home $1,638,000. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (65-70-66-68-269), who never seems to miss the top 5, was one stroke behind.     

    Daniel Berger will carry the torch for the Seminoles in San Antonio.

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