Like the seedpod of the sacred lotus, golf courses are filled with holes and cause feelings of euphoria when chewed. Achieve a Zen-like athletic state with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two general-admission tickets (a $20 value for each) and a preferred-parking pass (a $10 value) to the Valero Texas Open (a $50 total value) at TPC San Antonio's AT&T Oaks Course. Choose from the following dates:
- Thursday, April 14
- Friday, April 15
- Saturday, April 16
- Sunday, April 17
Admission begins at 8 a.m. every day.
A San Antonio staple for almost nine decades and an official tournament of the PGA Tour, the Valero Texas Open is golf with a rugged Texas twist, its bouts of scrappy putter pendulation battled out on 7,522 yards of rolling fairways, indigenous flora, untamed roughs, and man-eating sand traps. Cheer on 2010 Valero Texas Open winner Adam Scott as he defends his championship against other celebrated sultans of swing, each turf-treading athlete competing for national acclaim and a golf bag filled to the brim with Texas–style chili. Frazzled spectators can take a break from the spheroid-whacking madness with a flame-cooked spread of Lone Star State cuisine (not included in today's Groupon) and cleat-stomping live music, including a blistering set from Georgia rockers Collective Soul on April 15 for an additional cover charge.
The Valero Texas Open recently received the award for Best Charity Integration from the PGA Tour Tournament Advisory Council. The VTO has donated more than $50 million to charity since it began, benefitting veterans, San Antonio schools, and homeless golf carts in need of a garage.