The City of San Antonio may have been as big a winner off the field as the Cowboys were on it due to the expected increase in economic impact.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since Colorado moved to the Pac-12 in 2011, and it should be a good one.
There was supposed to be a Champions Tour event in San Antonio, just like there had been one for the past 30 years, played at three different courses around the city.
Texas is famous for producing some of the finest players ever to swing a golf club or stride a fairway and is well-known for being the home of a handful of the most challenging and celebrated courses on which the grand game is engaged.
Charley Hoffman has been a better player than his record shows over his 16-year PGA Tour career, especially during the first three days of a four-day tournament.
Ricky Barnes has never won on the PGA Tour, but with a ripped physique, a leave-nothing-in-the-bag swing and a stunning pro beach volleyball player for a wife, he’s often been the envy of his fellow competitors during his 14-year career.
Brendan Steele knows something about winning tournaments on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, but when he returned to the course to finish his first round at the Valero Texas Open on Friday he spied something he’d never seen before.
If the PGA Tour was a horse race, then golfer Charley Hoffman would be considered the rabbit, the catch-me-if-you-can speed demon that jets to the front of the pack, and then tries to hold on when the late charge comes running.
The always-demanding layout at the TPC San Antonio’s Oaks course will offer a different challenge this week at the 94th edition of the Valero Texas Open thanks to more than two inches of rain in the past few days that has softened the putting surfaces and saturated the fairways, assuring that the course will play even longer than normal.