Patrick Rodgers Rockets To A 3-Stroke Lead | Valero Texas Open 2023

San Antonio, TX (April 1, 2023) – Patrick Rodgers fired a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the Valero Texas Open.

Rodgers, who is seeking his first PGA Tour victory, made seven birdies on the day, including four on the back nine. He is at 13-under 131 for the tournament.

“It’s something I’ve always dreamt of,” said Rodgers, who’s making his 235th start on tour. “I’m excited for the chance. It’s going to be a really fun next couple of days.”

Sitting three strokes behind Rodgers is a two players, including Roberto Diaz and Corey Connors.

Connors Lost His Lead


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Conners lost his lead during his round due to errors in the middle. On the par-3 16th, his seventh hole, he had a four-putt, with three tries within 4 feet. Additionally, his tee shot on the 17th veered into the brush, resulting in an unplayable lie and, ultimately a bogey.

“A little mindless,” Conners said. “That was an unfortunate blemish on the scorecard. Certainly would like to have that over. But that’s how it goes.”

The Valero Texas Open is the final event before the Masters Tournament, and a number of players used the tournament as a tune-up for Augusta National. Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Rory McIlroy are among those in the field.

The Valero Texas Open continues through Sunday, April 3.

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