The PGA Tour’s last stop before Augusta takes place this week at the Houston Open. Last year, Russell Henley defeated Sung Kang by three strokes to earn his third Tour victory. In order for Henley to defend his title, he’ll have to beat another tough field, which includes past Houston Open winners Phil Mickelson and Matt Jones, as well as Henrik Stenson, a two-time runner up in this event.
The Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course will host the event for the 13th time over its 72-year history. The tournament has been the last event before the Masters Tournament since 2007.
Players to Watch
Jordan Spieth: A Texas native, Jordan has been known to have everything click without much notice. He’s had a decent amount of success in Houston, with a runner-up and another top-15 in the last three years. If the putter gets going, look for him to be a factor.
Rickie Fowler: After a week off last week, Rickie should be well-rested and ready to take on an event where he’s played well: top-10 finishes in three of his last four starts, there’s no reason he can’t challenge for the title come Sunday.
Charles Howell III: Arguably the steadiest player without a victory in over a decade, CH3 has been showing flashes of great play recently. With three top threes in his ten starts in Houston, he has the tools to put it all together for career win number three.