Everything’s Bigger In Texas: Golfs Greatest Texans

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The PGA Tour heads to Texas this week for the Valero Texas Open. The tournament marks the two week point until the Masters. Here are golf’s greatest players from the Lone Star state.

1. Patrick Reed
Born: San Antonio, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 4 PGA Tour wins, including the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship

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2. Jordan Spieth
Born: Dallas, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 2 PGA Tour wins, 2014 Australian Open, 2014 Hero World Challenge

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3. Sean O’Hair
Born: Lubbock, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 4 PGA Tour wins, 2005 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year

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4. Justin Leonard
Born: Dallas, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 1997 Open Championship, 12 PGA Tour wins

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5. Jack Burke Jr.
Born: Fort Worth, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 16 PGA Tour Wins, World Golf Hall of Fame

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6. Ralph Guldahl
Born: Dallas, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 1939 Masters Champion, 1937/1938 U.S. Open Champion

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7. Tom Kite
Born: McKinney, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 1992 U.S. Open Champion, 38 Professional wins

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8. Lloyd Mangrum
Born: Trenton, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 1946 U.S. Open Champion, 36 PGA Tour wins

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9. Ben Crenshaw
Born: Austin, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 1984/1985 Masters Champion

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10. Jimmy Demaret
Born: Houston, Texas
Career Accomplishments: 1940, 1947, 1950 Masters Champion

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11. Lee Trevino
Born: Dallas, Texas
Career Accomplishments: Six time major champion

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12. Byron Nelson
Born: Waxahachie, Texas
Career Accomplishments: Five time major champion, 52 PGA Tour victories

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13. Ben Hogan
Born: Stephenville, Texas
Career Accomplishments: Nine time major champion, 64 PGA Tour victories

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