Valero Texas Open Review
Tournament officials announced today that Texas Legend Robert Earl Keen and rising star Wade Bowen will team up to perform at the Valero Texas Open 90th Birthday Celebration Concert on Saturday, April 21. The Celebration Concert, courtesy of Bud Light, will wrap up a full day of activities to celebrate the 90th birthday of the tournament, a San Antonio tradition since 1922.
The Valero Texas Open, held April 19-22 at the breathtaking JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa and TPC San Antonio, will host a variety of events on Saturday, April 21…which has been designated as the official Valero Texas Open “Celebration Party Day.” In addition to the Celebration Concert, events and activities include a ceremonial sunrise “birthday shot” made by a past champion, the Pioneer Brand Celebrity Cake-Off, and the unveiling of the tournament’s “Official 90th Birthday Cake” designed by internationally acclaimed Chef Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes and Charm City Cakes. Throughout the tournament, fans can also visit the tournament’s “Fixin to be 90” interactive road show in Fan Fest.
Robert Earl Keen, singer/songwriter and Texas Hall of Famer, has built a reputation as one of the nation’s finest musical storytellers and a pioneer of Americana Music. It’s because of Keen’s confidence in his work that he had the courage to abandon his tried-and-true formula while making his new Lost Highway album and 16th release, Ready for Confetti. Fortunately for Keen’s fans, old habits die hard, so he doesn’t completely abandon his career making ways, so you can experience a great mix of the old classics along with the new hits from his recent album.
As Robert Earl Keen’s popular song says, “The road goes on forever and the party never ends”. Neither will the 90th celebration of the Valero Texas Open.
The Valero Texas Open is the 6th oldest professional golf tournament in the world, the 3rd oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city; making San Antonio the oldest host city on TOUR. Eight different golf courses in San Antonio have hosted the Texas Open; including Ft. Sam Houston, which is the only military base golf course host a PGA TOUR event. During its history, the Texas Open has had four title sponsors: HEB (1990-1993); USAA Real Estate Company (1995-1997), Westin Hotels & Resorts (1998-2000); and its current and longest running partner, Valero Energy Corporation, which started its sponsorship in 2002 and recently extended it to 2018.
Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Burke Jr., Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Corey Pavin, Mark O’Meara, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson and Adam Scott, to name a few.
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