Valero Texas Open R1

Camilo Villegas takes lead with 64

Texas Open 2021 R1
April 01-04
TPC San Antonio (Oaks Course), San Antonio, Texas
$7,700,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Camilo Villegas started his round with a bogey at the par-4 10th before firing nine birdies to take the first round lead with an 8-under 64 at the Valero Texas Open.


Texas Open 2021 R1

Villegas has won twice on the PGA Tour, at the Tour Championship in 2008 and the Wyndham Championship in 2014, but recent years have been fraught with difficulty including the death of his young daughter last year. He has been on form recently with two top-10 finishes this year.

“Sometimes it goes your way, and sometimes it doesn’t,” said Villegas. “The last few years I’ve been up and down with many things. We keep showing up and the results start showing up.”


Texas Open 2021 R1

Sung Kang’s front nine consisted of two birdies and a bogey at the par-4 12th but an eagle at the par-5 2nd was followed by three more birdies to close with a 66 and tie for second place alongside Cameron Tringale.

“I played great today, but I didn’t start off very good,” said Kang. “I struggled a little bit with a new driver from the start, but I found a way to hit it on the back nine so started driving a lot better.”


Texas Open 2021 R1

Jordan Spieth, who has had four top-10 finishes this year, made five birdies and a bogey on his front nine and another two birdies and a bogey on his final hole to close with a 67. He is tied in fourth place alongside Seung-Yul Noh and Hideki Matsuyama.

“I certainly would have signed up for 5-under starting out,” said Spieth. “Felt like I played some really nice golf on our front nine, the back nine. Then just kind of got a little loose off the tee on the front nine, our second nine, and was able to kind of make do.”

“I hit some decent drives, ended up in iffy spots,” he continued. “Overall, just chipped and putted really well, which was the difference maker today. I didn’t quite hit it as good as I have been.”


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Texas Open 2021 R1

Last week’s runner up, Scottie Scheffler, is tied in seventh place alongside Tom Hoge and Sebastián Muñoz after 68s.

“I made a few silly mistakes here and there, kind of two sloppy bogeys, but other than that, I felt like I played really solid,” said Scheffler. “I was pretty frustrated bogeying a par-5 there towards the end of the round, so having a nice bounce back will give me some momentum and make me rest a little easier.”


Texas Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Camilo Villegas *
-8
64
T2
Sung Kang *
-6
66
T2
Cameron Tringale
-6
66
T4
Hideki Matsuyama
-5
67
T4
Seung-Yul Noh *
-5
67
T4
Jordan Spieth *
-5
67
T7
Tom Hoge
-4
68
T7
Sebastián Muñoz *
-4
68
T7
Scottie Scheffler *
-4
68
T10
Kevin Stadler *
-3
69
T10
Matt Wallace
-3
69
T10
Vincent Whaley *
-3
69
T13
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-2
70
T13
Adam Hadwin *
-2
70
T13
Brandon Hagy *
-2
70
T13
Padraig Harrington *
-2
70
T13
Matt Kuchar
-2
70
T13
Kyoung-Hoon Lee *
-2
70
T13
Pat Perez *
-2
70
T13
Brendan Steele *
-2
70
T13
Martin Trainer *
-2
70
T22
Keegan Bradley *
-1
71
T22
Wesley Bryan
-1
71
T22
Corey Conners *
-1
71
T22
Cameron Davis *
-1
71
T22
Zach Johnson *
-1
71
T22
Patton Kizzire
-1
71
T22
Anirban Lahiri *
-1
71
T22
Denny McCarthy
-1
71
T22
Ryan Moore
-1
71
T22
Rory Sabbatini
-1
71
T22
Charl Schwartzel
-1
71
T22
Kyle Stanley
-1
71
T22
Sepp Straka *
-1
71
T22
Vaughn Taylor *
-1
71
T22
Gary Woodland *
-1
71
T22
Erik van Rooyen
-1
71
T38
Abraham Ancer *
E
72
T38
Akshay Bhatia
E
72
T38
Joseph Bramlett
E
72
T38
Rafael Campos *
E
72
T38
K.J. Choi *
E
72
T38
Jason Dufner
E
72
T38
Brice Garnett
E
72
T38
William Gordon *
E
72
T38
John Huh
E
72
T38
Si Woo Kim
E
72
T38
Chris Kirk *
E
72
T38
Martin Laird *
E
72
T38
Keith Mitchell
E
72
T38
Ryan Palmer *
E
72
T38
Doc Redman *
E
72
T38
Chase Seiffert
E
72
T38
Roger Sloan
E
72
T38
Brandt Snedeker
E
72
T38
Jimmy Walker *
E
72
T57
Ryan Brehm
1
73
T57
Tyler Duncan
1
73
T57
Tony Finau
1
73
T57
Michael Gligic
1
73
T57
Lucas Glover *
1
73
T57
Chesson Hadley
1
73
T57
Scott Harrington
1
73
T57
David Hearn
1
73
T57
Charles Howell III
1
73
T57
Tain Lee *
1
73
T57
Tom Lewis
1
73
T57
Luke List *
1
73
T57
Adam Long
1
73
T57
Peter Malnati *
1
73
T57
Ben Martin *
1
73
T57
Matthew NeSmith *
1
73
T57
D.A. Points *
1
73
T57
Greyson Sigg *
1
73
T57
Brian Stuard
1
73
T57
Nick Taylor *
1
73
T57
Harold Varner III
1
73
T57
Bernd Wiesberger
1
73
T57
Danny Willett
1
73
Projected Cut: ( +1 )
T80
Ryan Armour
2
74
T80
Sebastian Cappelen
2
74
T80
Joel Dahmen
2
74
T80
Sam Fidone *
2
74
T80
Doug Ghim *
2
74
T80
Harry Higgs *
2
74
T80
Beau Hossler *
2
74
T80
Russell Knox *
2
74
T80
Hunter Mahan *
2
74
T80
Graeme McDowell *
2
74
T80
Adam Schenk *
2
74
T80
D.J. Trahan
2
74
T80
Bo Van Pelt
2
74
T80
Jhonattan Vegas *
2
74
T80
Kris Ventura *
2
74
T95
Kiradech Aphibarnrat *
3
75
T95
Sam Burns *
3
75
T95
Kevin Chappell *
3
75
T95
Branden Grace *
3
75
T95
Lanto Griffin
3
75
T95
Charley Hoffman
3
75
T95
Kelly Kraft *
3
75
T95
Andrew Landry *
3
75
T95
Davis Love III
3
75
T95
Patrick Rodgers *
3
75
T95
Sam Ryder
3
75
T95
Carlos Sainz Jr *
3
75
T95
Robby Shelton
3
75
T95
Henrik Stenson *
3
75
T95
Aaron Wise *
3
75
T110
Scott Brown *
4
76
T110
Bronson Burgoon
4
76
T110
Rickie Fowler *
4
76
T110
Brian Gay
4
76
T110
Rhein Gibson
4
76
T110
Kramer Hickok *
4
76
T110
Bo Hoag
4
76
T110
Michael Kim
4
76
T110
Satoshi Kodaira
4
76
T110
Nate Lashley
4
76
T110
Hank Lebioda *
4
76
T110
Troy Merritt
4
76
T110
Cameron Percy
4
76
T110
Ted Potter, Jr.
4
76
T124
Byeong Hun An
5
77
T124
Cameron Champ
5
77
T124
Luke Donald
5
77
T124
Austin Eckroat (a)
5
77
T124
Jim Furyk *
5
77
T124
Danny Lee
5
77
T124
Mac Meissner (a)
5
77
T124
Rob Oppenheim
5
77
T124
Andrew Putnam
5
77
T124
Scott Stallings *
5
77
T134
Austin Cook *
6
78
T134
J.B. Holmes
6
78
T134
J.J. Killeen *
6
78
T134
Henrik Norlander *
6
78
T134
J.J. Spaun
6
78
T139
Phil Mickelson
7
79
T139
Nick Watney *
7
79
T139
Xinjun Zhang
7
79
142
Sam Bennett (a)
8
80
143
Sean O’Hair
11
83
144
Patrick Grimes *
13
85
* Player started on the back nine
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