• Martin Laird secured himself the final spot on offer for the Masters by winning the Valero Texas Open
  • The Greg Norman-Sergio Garcia designed Oaks course at TPC San Antonio played host to the event
  • World No 2 Rory McIlroy was the week's main draw as he squeezed in some additional pre-Masters practice
  • Ian Poulter was another big name to add the event to his schedule in a bid to sharpen up
  • Padraig Harrington made a solid start to finish just one behind the leaders after the first round
  • After opening with a level-par 72, McIlroy fired himself into contention on day two with a fine round of 67
  • But it was American Billy Horschel who took control of the tournament, opening a two-shot lead heading into the final round
  • Charley Hoffman was amongst those chasing down Horschel at the top of the leaderboard
  • While Jim Furyk looked one of the biggest dangers heading into the final round
  • Horschel struggled to find his best form on Sunday and could not make the birdies he required to close out a first PGA tour win
  • Rory McIlroy produced a superb closing 66 to boost his confidence ahead of the Masters...
  • But it was not good enough for victory as Scotland's Laird fired a course record 63 to win by two strokes
  • The first women's major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, took place in California and England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff shared the first round lead
  • But Korea's Inbee Park carded an excellent 67 to claim the halfway lead
  • There was no stopping the Korean from that point as she cruised away to a four-stroke triumph to earn her second major title
  • Park and her entourage celebrated by making the traditional leap into Poppy's Pond at Mission Hills Country Club

Weekend winners

Martin Laird secured himself the final spot on offer for the Masters by winning the Valero Texas Open