VALERO TEXAS OPEN
Since the Texas Open moved to the Resort course at LaCantera Golf Club in 1995, the winner has averaged 18.4 under par on the hilly, 6,881-yard layout, and
Tommy Armour III
set the PGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record with a 26-under 254 in 2003. Next year the tournament will move to 7,522-yard TPC San Antonio, meaning the gunslingers have only one more shot at going superlow. A likely candidate to do so is
, a native son who has three top 10s so far this year and has won three times at LaCantera (2000, '01 and '07), twice shooting 261—which is the second-lowest total in the Resort course's run.
Texas and the PGA Tour go back a long way. The Texas Open dates to 1922; the Byron Nelson to '44; the Colonial and the Houston Open to '46. The state has produced 11 of the Tour's top 50 alltime winners. The top six are listed below. The active Texan with the most wins? That's right, Justin Leonard, who with 12 W's has a way to go to crack this list.