Jordan Spieth will play in San Antonio at Valero Texas Open

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Tim Schmitt
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AUSTIN, Texas — With a spot on the PGA Tour schedule just ahead of the Masters, it’s often difficult for the Valero Texas Open to get a high percentage of the world’s top players as many are averse to making a cross-country trip just before the festivities begin in Augusta.

That will be the case again this year — although the field got a lot more interesting on Friday, as local favorite Jordan Spieth announced he’ll be part of the fun at TPC San Antonio next week.

Spieth, who is from Dallas but played up I-35 at the University of Texas, told reporters as late as last week that he wasn’t sure if he’d play in the Valero or not. He will be making his sixth appearance at the event but just his second in six years. Spieth played the event in 2019, finishing T-30, and his highest finish came back in 2015 when he finished second behind champ Jimmy Walker.

Spieth joins Phil Mickelson, two-time Valero Texas Open champion Zach Johnson, Gary Woodland, Hideki Matsuyama, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh as notables scheduled to play next week.

The official field will be announced on Friday at 5 p.m. ET.

Jordan Spieth taps in his putt for a birdie on the 14th hole during the second round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio – AT&T Oaks Course. (Photo: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

“We’re thrilled to add these world-class players to our already strong field,” said Larson Segerdahl, Executive Director of the Valero Texas Open. “Jordan, Gary, Hideki and Zach will help make next week’s tournament even more exciting for our fans in attendance and watching at home.”

Spieth comes into San Antonio with plenty of momentum after top-4 finishes in three of his last five stroke-play events.