Valero Texas Open One & Done Picks: OADs for TPC San Antonio (2024)

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Via Getty Images/Action Network Design. Pictured: Hideki Matsuyama (left) and Seamus Power (right).

The Masters Tournament is one week away, which means that Valero Texas Open One & Done Picks for TPC San Antonio are the only chance to jockey for positioning in your pools ahead of the first major championship of the season. Whether you are in the lead or trailing in a large or small One & Done pool, I have three potential selections to consider this week.

TPC San Antonio is a familiar track on The PGA Tour. The Oaks Course is a fairly straightforward design that does not ask for anything special off the tee. We have seen bombers at the top of the leaderboard as well as short and accurate hitters. The Oaks Course will really ask golfers to be precise with their irons and will do a great job separating the best iron players from the field. From there, golfers need to spike with the putter.

Let's take a closer look at the best course fits ahead of the 2024 Valero Texas Open and find some One & Done picks.

The top of this field provides a ton of elite names as there are more big names than there have been in the past at this event. Motivation is the name of the game this week as some of these top names are surely here to work on their games ahead of the Masters.

Find my 2024 Valero Texas Open One & Done Picks below.

Valero Texas Open One & Done Picks 2024

Hideki Matsuyama +2400

Believe it or not, Hideki Matsuyama is coming off of the best ball-striking performance of his career at THE PLAYERS Championship. Even if you are the least knowledgable golf fan, you know that Matsuyama has had a great career. The nine-time PGA Tour winner and major champion has literally never hit the ball better than he did in his last start.

In his three trips to TPC San Antonio, he has finished T15, T30 and withdrew. This is not immaculate course history, but it's also nothing to steer you away from him. Anytime Matsuyama tees it up, he is motivated and live to win. His T15 last year resulted in over seven strokes gained on ball-striking.

The stars are aligning for Matsuyama to win yet again. He will not garner a ton of ownership and gives you massive top-five equity. The Japanese star is a great selection near the top of this Valero Texas Open One & Done pool.

Seamus Power 140-1

Seamus Power has been showing signs of improved form lately. He is one of the streakiest golfers on Tour and tends to foreshadow great golf. The last time he won on Tour, he was in the midst of eight consecutive top-25 finishes.

His driving force is approach play, which matches this course perfectly. Power has now gained strokes on approach in three straight starts, which tells us it is a great time to dive in.

While Power doesn't have the best course history in San Antonio, he can get the job done anywhere when he is hitting the ball well. The two-time PGA Tour winner knows how to contend and is surely playing some solid golf at the moment.

Ryan Palmer 110-1

The chalky "old guy" this week will be Charley Hoffman, but we cannot count out Ryan Palmer, especially in Texas. The native of Amarillo, Texas who went to college at North Texas and Texas A&M knows Texas golf better than anyone.

He made the cut in Houston, but TPC San Antonio is a much better course fit for him than Memorial Park. Last week demanded a lot off the tee, while TPC San Antonio allows some of the shorter hitters to make some noise. Palmer will play out of the fairway and lean into his iron play. Outside of that, he has gained a ton of strokes on these greens in his PGA Tour career.

Palmer has made 13 appearances at the Valero Texas Open and has only missed the cut four times. On the other hand, four of those 13 starts have resulted in top-10 finishes. At this point of his career, Palmer knows he can only contend on a handful of golf courses, and TPC San Antonio is surely one of them.

As recently as two weeks ago, an older golfer in Stewart Cink found himself in the mix at the Valspar Championship. Palmer is a great buy at long odds and will surely get you different in your Valero Texas Open One & Done pool if you are chasing.

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