The PGA Toue makes it's way to the Lone Star state this week for the Valero Texas Open. Hosted for the second year now at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.
The 7,435 yard long Greg Norman designed course, will test the players abilities to hit precisions shots, not only off the tee box. But into the greens as well, in order to score well on this Aussie inspired track.
In 2011, the TPC San Antonio boasted the highest scoring average on par-5's on Tour, at 4.94.
Meaning players will most likely not be able to make up too much ground on the field, on the courses longest four holes.
Players will be challenged to not think ahead to their next shots. Rather staying in the moment of their current shot and position.
With that being said. Lets take a look at three players that could contend this week, in the Lone Star state and have a shot at the winner's pair of boots.
Hoffman, who is always in contention at this event. Finishing in the top-15, five of the last six times at this event. Including both times it has been played at the TPC San Antonio.
A tie for second last year at this event. The Las Vegas resident has one top-10 finish so far in 2012, as well as two top-25's.
Strong showing last week at the RBC Heritage, finishing in a tie for eighth. Hoffman finished the event in a tie for seventh in GIR as well as a tie for sixth in birdies.
The 33-year old Oklahoma native has netted three top-10 and four top-25 finishes in 10 events so far, in the 2012 season.
Walker finished, who is a local resident at this event. Finished in a tie for third in 2010. Fighting off lower back issues in 2011. Hurt his chances for a strong follow-up performance, missing the cut.
In 2010, barring a double-bogey on the second hole in the final round. Walker carded five birdies and no other bogeys. Finishing two shots off the eventual winner's score of 14-under. Shot by Adam Scott.
Struggling the past few years on Tour. Weekley comes into the Valero Texas open on the coat tails of his tie for sixth, last week at Harbour Town.
That finish gave Weekley his third top-15 in his last five events.
The North West Florida native has been in the news recently, as he was the high school team mate of Masters champion Bubba Watson. He's currently sitting in second on Tour in driving as well as 30th in GIR.