Valero Texas Open One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy for the 2024 Valero Texas Open, where several golfers need a win to get into Augusta.

Jordan Spieth has won at this Texas event before (Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire)

Golf One And Done pools zone in on the Valero Texas Open for the last tuneup before The Masters. Several golfers will be trying to play their way into golf’s biggest event next week with a good performance in San Antonio.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • Stephan Jaeger got his first career win on the PGA TOUR, holding off a large contingent of players who were one back, including Scottie Scheffler, who had a birdie putt for to send it to a playoff on the final hole.
  • Jaeger was picked by about 2% of One And Done entries last week. He was typically around the eighth-highest ranked golfer in our pick grades for the week.
  • Sahith Theegala turned out to be the most popular pick, at over 20% popularity in most pools, and finished tied for 28th.
  • Theegala was typically around fourth in our grades, depending on what other golfers an entry had, graded down a bit because he was inside the top 20 in our overall golf ratings.
  • Our highest ranked golfer, Will Zalatoris, had a poor opening round (74) and finished tied for 74th after narrowly making the cut.
  • The best finish for one of our top graded golfers was Tony Finau, who led after two rounds, and finished in a tie for 2nd, one back of Jaeger.

2024 Valero Texas Open Pick Strategy: Purse Info

A first place pick at the Valero Texas Open is worth $1,656,000 to One And Done pool players, with a total prize purse of $9.2 million for the event—very similar to last week’s tournament.

That puts the purse lower than the Signature Events, and in a tier with some other upcoming events. We will not have another tournament with a lower prize purse and first place prize until we get to July, unless your pool uses opposite field events on the same weekend as big tournaments.

Thus, we again want to balance (a) making a pick with decent odds to win with (b) not using up too much future value for an event in this purse tier.

If you want to see where this tournament’s purse ranks in your specific One And Done pool, you can set up your pool entry in our Golf One And Done Picks product.

Valero Texas Open Overview For One And Done Pools

This analysis serves as a complement to the data provided in our product, which provides customized weekly pick grades that consider factors like:

  • The total number of picks you need to make this season
  • The specific tournaments included in your pool
  • The golfers you’ve picked so far

Here are some notable highlights for Valero Texas Open field:

  • The Texas Open has a deeper field than last week’s event, featuring 13 different golfers ranked in our top 30.
  • Rory McIlroy and Ludvig Aberg are the two golfers in our top 10 who are playing, while Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, and Tommy Fleetwood are in our Top 15.
  • Corey Conners (2023, 2019), Jordan Spieth (2021), and Adam Scott (2010) are past winners here who are also ranked inside our Top 30.
  • Several golfers will be playing to get into The Masters next week by winning this event, just as Jaeger did last week.
  • Our highest ranked golfers currently not in The Masters field and playing here are Christian Bezuidenhout (No. 32), Alex Noren (No. 34), and Beau Hossler (No. 52).

One And Done Pick Advice For the 2024 Valero Texas Open

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