2023 Valero Texas Open odds, course history and picks to win: Can Rickie Fowler earn a spot in the Masters?

One last stop before the year’s first major: the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio in Texas.

Many of the world’s best players are taking the week off in preparation for the Masters, however, there’s one superstar in the Lone Star State looking to earn his invitation to Augusta.

Rickie Fowler.

The 34-year-old’s game has come alive in 2023, grabbing three top-20 finishes in his last four stroke-play events. Last week at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Fowler needed an appearance in the quarterfinals to earn a spot in the Masters. He failed to advance from pool play.

Due to the March 27th Official World Golf Ranking point cutoff, Fowler needs a win at TPC San Antonio to qualify for next week’s field.

Golf course

TPC San Antonio | Par 72 | 7,438 yards

General view of the 18th hole as Gary Woodland finishes his round during the fourth round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio on April 03, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Course history

TPC San Antonio (Oaks) – Course History for the #ValeroTexasOpen

Includes average finish position and strokes gained per round since 2018. pic.twitter.com/L6PQafQ4NU

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