Rory McIlroy stepping on a prickly pear cactus. Charl Schwartzel disturbing a fire ant bed. Billy Horschel dislodging a rock with his punch shot from the trees. It delights my little Hill Country soul to watch the best and brightest bang their way through the Valero Texas Open and my daily golf world.
I don’t play at the TPC San Antonio – it’s a bit too rich for my blood – but I get to play with the rocks, cactus, and ants.
Here’s a little tip from someone with local knowledge, guys. Stay in the fairway. There aren’t nearly as many rocks and cactus in the short grass. There may still be a few fire ants, but not nearly as many. And you get a free drop from the ants.