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Teeing it up for April 20

PGA Tour

Event: Valero Texas Open on the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, Thursday through Sunday.

TV: Thursday and Friday, 3-6 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m., CBS.

Last Year: Jimmy Walker, who lives just outside San Antonio and played college golf at Baylor, claimed his fifth victory on the PGA Tour by four strokes over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth in front of a large gallery of family and friends. Walker, who became the first two-time winner on the circuit in 2015, sank birdie putts of 15 feet at No. 15 and 17 feet on No. 16 to hold off Spieth, who made four consecutive birdies through No. 17 as both players closed with 2-under-par 70s. Walker repeated as champion of the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2015, winning by five strokes, and all of his five victories came in the previous two seasons after he turned 34.


Event: Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif., Thursday through Sunday.

TV: 6-9 p.m., Golf Channel.

Last Year: Lydia Ko of New Zealand captured the San Francisco-area event for the second consecutive year, sinking a 5-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to turn back Morgan Pressel and claim her seventh LPGA Tour victory. She has since increased that number to 12 titles. Ko, who celebrated her 18th birthday during the second round on Friday, holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to cap a 2-under-par 70 and get into the playoff. Pressel, who has won twice on the circuit but not since the 2008 Kapalua LPGA Classic, missed an 18-foot birdie putt for the victory on the final hole of regulation and shot 72. She had a chance to win on the first extra hole, but she missed a 10-foot birdie putt, and she subsequently missed an 8-foot birdie putt before Ko sank the winner.

PGA Tour Champions

Event: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge at Top of the Rock in Ridgedale, Mo., Friday through Sunday.

TV: Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 3-6 p.m..Golf Channel.

Last Year: Joe Durant and Billy Andrade posted a score of 9-under 45 on the par-3 Top of the Rock course, playing nine holes of modified alternate shot and nine of better ball, to win the two-man team event by three strokes over Sandy Lyle of Scotland and Ian Woosnam of Wales. Durant made a hole-in-one with a 7-iron from 167 yards on the third hole on the second nine. Durant and Andrade finished at 19-under 159 in the 54-hole event, opening with a better-ball score of 63 on Buffalo Ridge’s regulation Springs course and shooting 51 in windy conditions in round two on the par-3 course. Both earned $230,000 for their first victories on the 50-and-older tour.

Area Holes in One

Pat Kobel, on the third hole at Newfane Pro-Am, with a 6-Hybrid.