The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 Valero Texas Open, which is being played from Thursday, March 27, 2014, to Sunday, March 30, 2014, on the Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio.
The 2014 Valero Texas Open is an important PGA Tour event because it is being played just two week before the Masters. Phil Mickelson is playing the Valero Texas Open this year and using the tournament as a tuneup for Augusta.
Unfortunately, Tiger Woods will not be playing in the 2014 Valero Texas Open. Tiger Woods is nursing a bad back that forced him to withdraw from Bay Hill last week. It's unclear if Tiger Woods will even be able to play in the Masters this year.
Phil Mickelson has never won the Valero Texas Open (he last played here in 1992). Justin Leonard (2000, 2001, and 2007) and Arnold Palmer (1960-1962) have the most wins in the Valero Texas Open with three. Two-time winners include Zach Johnson (2008 and 2009), Duffy Waldorf, Jay Haas, Ben Crenshaw, Dutch Harrison, Sam Snead, and Bill Mehlhorn.
Rory McIlroy is not playing the 2014 Valero Texas Open. Rory McIlroy finished second here last year, so I'm a little surprised he's skipping the tournament this year. Neither Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy have won the Texas Open.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio
The total prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 Valero Texas Open is $6.2 million, the same amount of prize money as last year.
- Winner - $1.116 million
The winner of the 2014 Valero Texas Open will earn a cool $1.116 million. That is the same amount Martin Laird earned when he won the Valero Texas Open last year.
- Second Place - $669,600
The player who finishes in second place this year will earn $669,600, the same amount Rory McIlroy earned in 2013 with his second place finish at the Valero Texas Open. Rory McIlroy will not finish second this year, as he's not playing here in 2014.
- Third Place - $421,600
Jim Furyk, Charley Hoffman, and Billy Horschel split $967,200, with each player earning $322,400, when they tied for third place at the Valero Texas Open in 2013.
- Fourth Place - $297,600
- Fifth Place - $240,000 (estimate)