In his last outing, Fowler finished in a tie for 47th at The Players Championship, so he’s among those most in need of a warmup. Tony Finau (16-1), Matt Kuchar (16-1) and Texas native Jordan Spieth (20-1) also make up the top end of the thin 144-player field in San Antonio.Follow scores from the 2019 Valero Texas Open below with our live leaderboard.Valero Texas Open leaderboard, live scoresLeaderboardValero Texas Open3 – 6 April 2019Pos.Player NameNationalityScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total1Corey ConnersCanada-20696766662682Charley HoffmanUSA-18716864672703Ryan MooreUSA-17687069642714Si Woo KimSouth Korea-15666669722734Brian StuardUSA-15677070662736Kevin StreelmanUSA-14726969642747Scott BrownUSA-12716767712767Jason KokrakUSA-12707365682767Graeme McDowellNorthern Ireland-12696972662767Matt KucharUSA-12697167692767Adam SchenkUSA-12706670702767Byeong Hun AnSouth Korea-12696873662767Danny LeeNew Zealand-126872667027614Lucas GloverUSA-117270666927714Zack FischerUSA-117169716627714Kyoung-Hoon LeeSouth Korea-116967697227717Cameron TringaleUSA-106974686727817Hank LebiodaUSA-106870707027817Rickie FowlerUSA-106868736927820Sungjae ImSouth Korea-97369686927920Scottie SchefflerUSA-97168707027920Wyndham ClarkUSA-96973706727923Harold Varner IIIUSA-87066737128023Jim FurykUSA-87072687028023Scott StallingsUSA-86869737028023Fabian GomezArgentina-87367707028023José de Jesús RodríguezMexico-87170687128023Sam BurnsUSA-87269736628023Peter MalnatiUSA-87168707128030Jordan SpiethUSA-76868737228130Aaron BaddeleyAustralia-77170697128130Jimmy WalkerUSA-77069697328130Matt JonesAustralia-76968747028130Jonas BlixtSweden-77270697028130Jhonattan VegasVenezuela-76771677628136Martin LairdScotland-67468687228236Rory SabbatiniSouth Africa-66968727328236Andrew PutnamUSA-67270687228236Ollie SchniederjansUSA-67071697228236Beau HosslerUSA-66970717228236Kristoffer VenturaNorway-67172706928242Abraham AncerMexico-56772717328342Sam SaundersUSA-57271716928342Martin KaymerGermany-57271707028342Sam RyderUSA-57366737128342Dylan FrittelliSouth Africa-57172697128342Mackenzie HughesCanada-57071697328342Sung-hoon KangSouth Korea-57073716928342Brendan SteeleUSA-57072677428342Adam SvenssonCanada-57369717028342Max HomaUSA-56874687328352Nick TaylorCanada-46972717228452Kyle JonesUSA-47667717028452Kyle StanleyUSA-47070747028452Russell HenleyUSA-47172707128452HaoTong LiChina-47070737128457Roberto DiazMexico-36871757128557Ernie ElsSouth Africa-37169747128557Josh TeaterUSA-36968757328557Ryan ArmourUSA-36971757028561Tony FinauUSA-27271707328661Richy WerenskiUSA-27271697428663Jim KnousUSA-17067747628763Robert StrebUSA-17270737228763Joost LuitenNetherlands-17269707628766Martin TrainerUSAPar7370727328867Morgan HoffmannUSA+16875727428967J.T. PostonUSA+16774747428969K.J. ChoiSouth Korea+27369727629069Joel DahmenUSA+27073678029071Vaughn TaylorUSAPar707373-21671Hunter MahanUSAPar707175-21671J.B. HolmesUSAPar697374-21671Padraig HarringtonRepublic of IrelandPar727173-21671Chip McDanielUSAPar746973-21676Trey MullinaxUSA+1717274-21777Anders AlbertsonUSA+3737076-21977Brian GayUSA+3717276-21977Ted Potter JrUSA+3687378-21980Curtis LuckAustralia+6736881-222Click here or refresh if you don’t see scores and results above. MORE: Watch the Valero Texas Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)That said, this weekend’s tournament can be a useful Masters tune-up for those who need it, with an automatic bid to Augusta awarded to its champion. Fowler, ranked No. 8 in the world, is the highest-ranked entry at the Texas Open but has struggled in back-to-back starts and skipped last week’s WGC-Dell Match Play. Tiger Woods and a majority of the PGA Tour’s biggest stars are taking a week off from their 2019 tournament schedules, opting to skip the Valero Texas Open to prepare for next week’s Masters, the first major of the golf season.The field at TPC San Antonio includes only 17 golfers who have qualified to play at Augusta, headlined by odds-on favorite Rickie Fowler (10-1).
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(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows. She kept looking up her coach, as if seeking solutions. After just 20 minutes Tuesday night, Williams was in danger of trailing by two service breaks. Not much later, the outcome was no longer in doubt, because the 23-time Grand Slam champion suddenly was in complete control.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Pliskova is a big server and hitter in her own right, someone who briefly spent time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and was the runner-up at the U.S. Open in 2016, when she beat Williams in the semifinals. The 36-year-old American did not compete in New York a year ago, because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament.Go back to 2015, and that was another semifinal departure for Williams, whose bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam was shockingly ended by Roberta Vinci.“Well, I want to just be able to get past the semis here. It’s been a few, couple, rough semis for me,” Williams said. “But regardless, this has been a great road.”This time, Williams’ semifinal opponent will be No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who surprisingly beat defending champion Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-3 earlier Tuesday.Stephens, who said she had been dealing with a sinus infection, rued all of her wasted opportunities, most notably the seven break points she failed to convert in the first set. She sure didn’t attempt to hide her frustration, either, repeatedly gesturing toward or speaking in the direction of her coach, Kamau Murray, up in the stands.ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s cruel, sometimes, tennis’: Nadal tops Thiem at US Open When someone urged her to raise her level in the second set, Stephens replied, “I’m trying!”“When you don’t play big points well, the match can get away from you,” Stephens said. “I think that’s what happened today. I didn’t convert.”Sevastova, who retired in 2013 because of injuries and returned nearly two years later, advanced to her first Slam semifinal.“Still long way to go, I think,” she said.Especially considering that the next step will come against Williams, who’s heading into her 36th semi at a major, 12th at Flushing Meadows.Williams already proved at Wimbledon that she is capable of the sort of dominant performances she has shown over the years, making all the way to the final at the All England Club before losing. She’ll hope to do one better now and claim a seventh U.S. Open title.Her sluggish start against Pliskova came in the same 90-degree heat and 50-percent humidity that hampered John Isner in his quarterfinal loss to Juan Martin del Potro on Tuesday afternoon, and Roger Federer in his fourth-round exit against John Millman a night earlier and prompted the tournament to suspend play in junior matches for a few hours. It also made things tough on No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 9 Dominic Thiem during their 4-hour, 49-minute tussle that ended just past 2 a.m. on Wednesday, with Nadal pulling out the 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) victory to return to the semifinals.With her older sister, Venus — the woman she beat in the third round — in her guest box, Williams looked tight. Her timing was off. She put a backhand into the net to get broken to 2-1 at the outset. Then, down 3-1, she faced three break points; if Pliskova won any, she would have led 4-1. But Pliskova did not manage to put any of Williams’ serves in play on those key points.“Too strong,” Pliskova said.Soon after that, Williams went from trailing 4-2 to not only taking the first set but also leading 4-0 in the second. Williams put aside some early shakiness and an early deficit, turning things around with an eight-game run en route to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the semifinals. It was Williams’ first win over a top-10 player this season.“I was playing really not a good game,” said Williams, who was a point from trailing 4-1 and did fall behind 4-2 while making 22 of her 30 unforced errors in the first set. “I was thinking, ‘You know, I can play better.’ So that was the good news.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pliskova offered this guess about what was happening to Williams: “Maybe she was a little bit nervous.”Maybe. But that didn’t last long. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. By the end, Williams compiled a 13-3 edge in aces, and 35-12 in total winners.“She’s playing with the same power. She can still serve well. I don’t think there’s any change with her game,” Pliskova said. “She’s just going for her shots.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next