Golf Glance: LPGA's first major on tap; Landry defends in Texas

Field Level Media’s Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.


Andrew Landry
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LAST TOURNAMENT: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (Kevin Kisner); Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (Graeme McDowell)
THIS WEEK: Valero Texas Open, April 4-7
TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas (Par 72, 7,435 yards)
Purse: $7.5 million (Winner: $1.35 million)
Defending champion: Andrew Landry
FedEx Cup leader: Matt Kuchar
Television: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (NBC): Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC).
No. 8 Rickie Fowler is the highest-ranked player in the field. He skipped last week’s Match Play event and moved up two spots in the rankings. Fowler will be paired with Landry and Jimmy Walker, the 2015 event champion. … Kuchar leads the PGA Tour in greens in regulation percentage. … Former Masters champion Jordan Spieth, who has fallen to No. 32 in the world rankings, is one of 15 players in the field who also will be at Augusta next week. … The tournament dates back to 1922 at Brackenridge Park and has been held at TPC San Antonio since 2010.
NEXT WEEK: The Masters, Augusta, Ga.


Pernilla Lindberg
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LAST TOURNAMENT: Kia Classic (Nasa Hataoka)
THIS WEEK: ANA Inspiration, April 4-7
Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, Calif. (Par 72, 6,834 yards)
Purse: $3 million (Winner: $450,000)
Defending champion: Pernilla Lindberg
CME Globe leader: Jin Young Ko
Television: Thursday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 5-9 p.m. (All times Golf Channel)
Lindberg defeated Inbee Park with a birdie on the eighth extra hole in a playoff that concluded on Monday to claim her first major title in 2018. … The ANA is the first of five women’s majors in 2019. … Dottie Pepper holds the tournament scoring record of 19-under 269 set in 1999. … All seven winners on the LPGA Tour this season are in the field. … Mi Jung Hur (68.25) leads the Tour in scoring average. … Nelly Korda leads with five top-10 finishes this season.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: LOTTE Championship, Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii, April 17-20


LAST TOURNAMENT: Rapiscan Systems Classic (Kevin Sutherland)
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Bernhard Langer
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Duluth, Ga., April 19-21
–Derek Harper (@DerekAHarper), Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

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