Las Vegas, Nevada (April 18, 2011)–Two PGA Tour golfers with ties to Las Vegas golf courses had their chances to win the PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open but neither could close the deal. Charley Hoffman and Cameron Tringale were in the mix all weekend at the toughest-scoring event of the 2011 PGA Tour season. Several other golfers with ties to Las Vegas golf courses also made the cut. —Staff Report.
Hoffman said he "pulled some wrong clubs" on the back nine on Sunday but still managed a final-round 68 and a second-place finish. " It was a great week," Hoffman told the media. "I mean Valero does a great job obviously giving back to the community, $9 million they're giving back to the community. The best part of my week was going up in the jet fighter on Tuesday and seeing what those guys do for a living. It's amazing what these guys put their bodies through." Hoffman puked during his flight. Click now to view the photos of his flight. Rookie Brendan Steele won the event at 8-under par.
Hoffman still lives in Las Vegas and also has a home in his native San Diego. Tringale moved to the Las Vegas Golf Region about a year-and-a-half ago when he moved in with Rickie Fowler in a condo in Summerlin, near the two PGA Tour-owned Las Vegas golf course, TPC Summerlin and TPC Las Vegas. Fowler has since moved to Florida but word is that Tringale stuck around but we don't have official confirmation about if that is the case. Tringale stuck around the lead for most of the week but a 73 on Sunday sealed his fate. He finished in a tie for 5th. The field averaged 73.67.
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Other golfers with ties to Las Vegas golf courses who made the cut at the Valero Texas Open were Dean Wilson (T11), Adam Scott (T23), Johnny Vegas (T44), and Bill Lunde (T48). Vegas has no official ties to Las Vegas golf courses but with a name like that how can we not consider him a "Vegas" golfer. Others with ties to Las Vegas Golf Region who missed the cut were Chris Riley, Robert Gamez, Andres Gonzales, Alex Prugh and Kevin Na. More Las Vegas PGA Tour news. Quotes courtesy of ASAPSports.com.