Shane Lowry cards a two over par 74 on day one of the 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo - www.golffile.ie)

Shane Lowry Delighted To Shoot Valero Texas Open 74 Opener.

He had been awake more than 12 hours earlier when Shane Lowry walked into the scorer’s hut at 7.15pm local time delighted to have shot a two over par 74 on a testing first day of the Valero Texas Open. It left the Carton House pro seven shots behind American Charley Hoffman who has shed his unruly-looking golden locks for a standard short-back-and-sides haircut and a one stroke lead over Australia’s Aaron Baddeley. Phil Mickelson, despite breaking the shaft of his 8-iron at the 12th hole, ...
Aussie Aaron Baddeley holes a bizarre 336-yard tee shot on route to a four under par 68 on day one of the Valero  Texas Open.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Aaron Baddeley Holes Bizarre 336-Yard Tee Shot At Valero Texas Open.

Australia’s Aaron Baddeley created a bizarre career first in holing his tee shot at the par four 17th hole in a round of 68 on the opening day of the Valero Texas Open. After snap-hooking his opening tee shot and not being able to find the ball, Baddeley teed-up again only to see his ball travel the 336-yards downwind and into the hole for a birdie on the Greg Norman designed TPC San Antonio course. “I got up onto the 17th tee and thought to myself I will hit a cut driver but I pulled ...
Scotland's Marc Warren delighted to have shot a round of 74 on day one of the 2015 Valero Texas Open.

Scot Marc Warren Feels Right At Home In Windy Alamo City.

Marc Warren’s Masters invitation remained in sight after an Alamo like struggle on the opening day of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Warren said he felt right at home in braving the bright but extremely windy conditions posting a superb two over par 74 to be inside the top-50 at the end of his round and only two shots behind the clubhouse leading pair of American Matt Kuchar and Australia’s Cameron Percy. At the end of the round Warren had in fact improved his position to be tied in 32nd ...
Graeme McDowell with his manager Colm Morrissey (purple top) after withdrawing from the 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo -  James Haddock/SKY Sports)

McDowell Has No Augusta Fears Despite Withdrawing From Valero Texas Open.

Graeme McDowell insists he has no fears heading to next fortnight’s Masters, and in fact will now enter next week’s Shell Houston Open after a lower left ankle injury forced him to withdraw after nine holes of today’s starting Valero Texas Open. McDowell was five over par at the time when he advised playing partners Dustin Johnson and Jim Furyk he could no longer continue in the $US 6.3m event being played in bright but windy conditions on the TPC San Antonio course. The former ...
Marc Warren tees off during a practice round on the TPC San Antonio course ahead of the 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Marc Warren Concentrating On The Boots Rather Than The Jacket.

Marc Warren is more focused on winning a pair of Texas cowboy boots this week than thoughts of next fortnight’s Masters and the winner’s reward of an Augusta National green jacket. The cowboy boots is an additional prize presented to the 2015 Valero Texas Open champion being held on the Greg Norman designed TPC San Antonio course in the Lone Star State. The Texas event also is another first in Warren’s career and with the Glaswegian, who is set to turn 34 on April 1st, competing in his ...
Martin Kaymer making his debut this week in the 2015 Valero Texas Open.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Martin Kaymer …’I Don’t Know The Strategy’ For European Ryder Cup Success.

Three-time Ryder Cup winning star Martin Kaymer say he has no idea why Europe has dominated the biennial competition between Europe and the USA. The reigning US Open champion is returning to competition at this week’s Valero Texas Open and in what is his first appearance in the $US 6.3m event being played at the Greg Norman designed TPC San Antonio course. However when asked if there has been any ‘good-natured ribbing’ among his Gleneagles rivals ...
Shane Lowry at the 11th tee of the TPC San Antonio course. (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Shane Lowry Hoping The Valero Texas Open Cowboy Boots Will Fit.

Shane Lowry will be hoping the added Valero Texas Open prize this week of a pair cowboy boots will fit better than his golf shoes.   Lowry was sporting a new pair of golf shoes during a practice round ahead of this week’s $US 6.2m event but admitting the shoes were a little too big for the Carton House pro.   However any footwear discomfort was not evident with Lowry’s game looking in great shape and in this his final event before he makes his Masters debut next fortnight at Augusta National.   Lowry ...