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Houston Open

November 5th – 8th, 2020

Memorial Park Golf Course

Houston, TX

Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,432

Purse: $7 million

with $1,260,000 to the winner

Defending Champion:
Lanto Griffin

by Sal Johnson

Founder, Chief Data Officer, GOLFstats

E-mail me at:
sal@golfstats.com

This week’s field includes:

The field includes 39 of the top 100 and 14 of the top 50 in the latest Official World Rankings.  Those in the top-100 include #1 Dustin Johnson, #10 Tyrrell Hatton, #12 Brooks Koepka, #15 Adam Scott, #17 Tony Finau, #20 Hideki Matsuyama, #23 Sungjae Im, #24 Viktor Hovland, #29 Shane Lowry, #30 Scottie Scheffler, #40 Sergio Garcia, #43 Jason Day, #46 Lee Westwood, #49 Kevin Streelman, #52 Erik van Rooyen, #53 Mackenzie Hughes, #54 Henrik Stenson, #55 Lanto Griffin, #56 Danny Willett, #60 Phil Mickelson, #61 Russell Henley, #64 J.T. Poston, #65 Graeme McDowell, #66 Tom Lewis, #69 Corey Conners, #75 Jordan Spieth, #76 Doc Redman, #77 Sunghoon Kang, #79 Adam Long, #84 Brandt Snedeker, #85 Martin Laird, #87 Francesco Molinari, #88 Siwoo Kim, #90 Alex Noren, #92 Brian Harman, #96 Max Homa, #97 Dylan Frittelli, #98 Matt Jones amd #100 Harry Higgs.

Last year there were 2 top-50 players

The field includes 12 of the top 25 on the FedEx point standings for 2021.  Those players are #2 Stewart Cink, #6 Sergio Garcia, # 7 Martin Laird, #8 Hudson Swafford , #9 Brian Gay, #14 Wyndham Clark, #15 Harry Higgs, #17  Russell Henley, #18 Doc Redman, #21 Xinjun Zhang, #19 James Hahn, #21 Austin Cook and #25 J.T. Poston.

The field includes 7 past champions: Lanto Griffin (2020), Russell Henley (2017), Matt Jones (2014), D.A. Points (2013), Hunter Mahan (2012), Phil Mickelson (2011) and Adam Scott (2007)..

A perfect way for fantasy golfers to check on the past performance of all the players in the Shell Houston Open field is our performance chart listed by average finish.  Another way to check who is the best is through a special formula worked out in Golfstats that gives us the best average performances at the Shell Houston Open in the last five years or check out our sortable 8-year glance at the Shell Houston Open.

A good cheat sheet is this list of odds from the top bookmakers in England.

Another cheat sheet is this list of odds from the top bookmaker in Las Vegas.

Time to look at our who’s hot and who isn’t:

Who’s Hot in the field for the Houston Open

Player Bermuda Champ. Zozo Champ. CJ Cup Sanderson Farms BMW PGA Shriners Hospitals Corales U.S. Open Safeway Open Tour Champ. BMW Champ. Northern Trust Wyndham Champ.
Tyrrell Hatton
(294.33 pts)
DNP T28
(22)
T3
(90)
DNP Win
(132)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP 7
(27.5)
T16
(17)
T25
(12.5)
DNP
Russell Henley
(237.83 pts)
DNP T4
(80)
T3
(90)
DNP DNP T27
(15.33)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T25
(12.5)
T8
(25)
T9
(15)
Dustin Johnson
(222 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T6
(40)
DNP Win
(66)
2
(50)
Win
(66)
DNP
Stewart Cink
(146 pts)
T4
(80)
DNP DNP T12
(25.33)
DNP T64
(0)
DNP DNP Win
(44)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Doc Redman
(143 pts)
T4
(80)
DNP DNP T28
(14.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP T3
(30)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T3
(30)
Hideki Matsuyama
(139.33 pts)
DNP T28
(22)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T17
(22)
DNP T15
(17.5)
T3
(45)
T29
(10.5)
DNP
Denny McCarthy
(138.17 pts)
T4
(80)
DNP DNP T6
(40)
DNP 57
(0)
T41
(6)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP T49
(0.5)
T9
(15)
Brian Harman
(133.5 pts)
DNP T26
(24)
T28
(22)
T37
(8.67)
DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP T38
(8)
DNP DNP T12
(19)
T11
(19.5)
T27
(7.67)
Wyndham Clark
(128.5 pts)
2
(100)
DNP DNP 66
(0)
DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP T29
(10.5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Lanto Griffin
(128 pts)
DNP T11
(39)
T7
(55)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T43
(4.67)
DNP T18
(16)
T10
(20)
T58
(0)
DNP
Scottie Scheffler
(125 pts)
DNP T17
(33)
T52
(0)
T37
(8.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP 5
(35)
T20
(15)
T4
(40)
DNP
Mackenzie Hughes
(118.83 pts)
DNP T41
(9)
T65
(0)
DNP DNP DNP 3
(60)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP 14
(18)
T10
(20)
T13
(18.5)
DNP
Tony Finau
(118.83 pts)
DNP T11
(39)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T8
(33.33)
DNP 17
(16.5)
5
(35)
CUT
(-5)
DNP
Brian Gay
(113.67 pts)
Win
(132)
DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Sergio Garcia
(111.67 pts)
DNP DNP T21
(29)
Win
(88)
DNP T43
(4.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP DNP T66
(0)
Talor Gooch
(108 pts)
DNP T35
(15)
5
(70)
T37
(8.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP T65
(0)
T18
(16)
T25
(8.33)
Si Woo Kim
(105.83 pts)
DNP DNP T17
(33)
T37
(8.67)
DNP T8
(33.33)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T44
(2)
DNP DNP T39
(5.5)
T3
(30)
Viktor Hovland
(101.67 pts)
DNP T47
(3)
T12
(38)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP T20
(15)
T40
(5)
T18
(16)
DNP
James Hahn
(101.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T5
(46.67)
T6
(40)
DNP T9
(15)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Sungjae Im
(101.5 pts)
DNP T41
(9)
T45
(5)
T28
(14.67)
DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP 22
(18.67)
DNP 11
(19.5)
T56
(0)
CUT
(-5)
T9
(15)
Martin Laird
(99.33 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T28
(14.67)
DNP Win
(88)
T65
(0)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Matt Jones
(95 pts)
T4
(80)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T52
(0)
T14
(24)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP 69
(0)
T37
(4.33)
Zach Johnson
(90.83 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T23
(18)
DNP T19
(20.67)
DNP T8
(33.33)
DNP DNP DNP T49
(0.5)
T7
(18.33)
Ollie Schniederjans
(90 pts)
3
(90)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Alex Noren
(85 pts)
DNP T17
(33)
76
(0)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T17
(22)
DNP DNP T40
(5)
T8
(25)
DNP
Corey Conners
(76.33 pts)
DNP T8
(50)
T61
(0)
T17
(22)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP T33
(8.5)
T25
(12.5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Hudson Swafford
(74.67 pts)
T63
(0)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
Win
(88)
DNP T56
(0)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Harry Higgs
(71.83 pts)
DNP T54
(0)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP 2
(33.33)
DNP T56
(0)
T11
(19.5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Adam Long
(71.5 pts)
DNP T66
(0)
74
(0)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP 5
(46.67)
T13
(24.67)
DNP DNP T56
(0)
T49
(0.5)
T31
(6.33)
J.T. Poston
(70.83 pts)
DNP DNP 51
(0)
3
(60)
DNP T27
(15.33)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP T59
(0)
T39
(5.5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Tyler Duncan
(68.5 pts)
DNP T28
(22)
T28
(22)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T34
(10.67)
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP T48
(1)
T29
(10.5)
T13
(12.33)
Kevin Streelman
(67.67 pts)
DNP T28
(22)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T3
(30)
DNP T51
(0)
T61
(0)
DNP
Cameron Davis
(66.83 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T6
(40)
DNP T52
(0)
DNP DNP T36
(4.67)
DNP DNP T29
(10.5)
T15
(11.67)
Emiliano Grillo
(66 pts)
T34
(16)
DNP DNP T35
(10)
DNP T34
(10.67)
T21
(19.33)
DNP T29
(7)
DNP DNP T44
(3)
DNP
Shane Lowry
(64.33 pts)
DNP DNP T28
(22)
DNP T13
(37)
DNP DNP T43
(4.67)
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T23
(9)
Scott Piercy
(63.83 pts)
T14
(36)
DNP DNP T57
(0)
DNP T19
(20.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP T29
(10.5)
T69
(0)
David Hearn
(63.33 pts)
T8
(50)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP T33
(11.33)
DNP T14
(12)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Charley Hoffman
(62.5 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP T6
(40)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T14
(24)
DNP T56
(0)
DNP DNP T13
(18.5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Austin Cook
(60 pts)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T2
(66.67)
DNP DNP T52
(0)
DNP DNP DNP T74
(0)
Adam Schenk
(56.83 pts)
T26
(24)
DNP DNP T32
(12)
DNP T27
(15.33)
T56
(0)
DNP T61
(0)
DNP DNP T39
(5.5)
T51
(0)
Lee Westwood
(56.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T18
(32)
DNP DNP T13
(24.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tom Hoge
(56.67 pts)
DNP T47
(3)
T38
(12)
T28
(14.67)
DNP T24
(17.33)
DNP DNP T29
(7)
DNP T65
(0)
CUT
(-5)
T27
(7.67)
Dylan Frittelli
(56.5 pts)
DNP T11
(39)
T69
(0)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T34
(10.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T33
(8.5)
CUT
(-5)
T20
(10)
Matthew NeSmith
(55.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T17
(22)
DNP T8
(33.33)
T41
(6)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T42
(2.67)
Keegan Bradley
(55.17 pts)
DNP DNP T42
(8)
T4
(53.33)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP T29
(10.5)
DNP
Scott Stallings
(51.67 pts)
T26
(24)
DNP DNP T6
(40)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T42
(2.67)
Beau Hossler
(46.83 pts)
T26
(24)
DNP DNP T57
(0)
DNP T34
(10.67)
T41
(6)
DNP T23
(9)
DNP DNP T49
(0.5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Kristoffer Ventura
(46 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP T6
(40)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T52
(0)
DNP T7
(18.33)
DNP DNP DNP T37
(4.33)
Robby Shelton
(44.83 pts)
DNP DNP T21
(29)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T34
(10.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP T59
(0)
T13
(18.5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Sam Burns
(44.33 pts)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T34
(10.67)
T28
(14.67)
DNP T7
(18.33)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T13
(12.33)
Maverick McNealy
(42.67 pts)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP T17
(22)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP T40
(5)
T61
(0)
CUT
(-3.33)
Sepp Straka
(42 pts)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T43
(4.67)
T33
(11.33)
DNP T14
(12)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Mark Hubbard
(40.83 pts)
DNP T41
(9)
T17
(33)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-3.33)
DNP T51
(0)
T29
(10.5)
T15
(11.67)
Danny Lee
(40.17 pts)
DNP T72
(0)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP WD
(-3.33)
DNP DNP T33
(8.5)
T18
(16)
CUT
(-3.33)
Ryan Armour
(39.33 pts)
T8
(50)
DNP DNP T46
(2.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T25
(8.33)

How Player Rankings are Computed

Who’s Not Hot in the field for the Houston Open

Player Bermuda Champ. Zozo Champ. CJ Cup Sanderson Farms BMW PGA Shriners Hospitals Corales U.S. Open Safeway Open Tour Champ. BMW Champ. Northern Trust Wyndham Champ.
Michael Kim
(-36.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Bo Van Pelt
(-33.33 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Graham Delaet
(-26.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Martin Trainer
(-26.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Bo Hoag
(-25.33 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T29
(7)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T42
(2.67)
Sam Ryder
(-25 pts)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T52
(0)
DNP CUT
(-3.33)
DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
CUT
(-3.33)
Tom Lewis
(-23.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T43
(4.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-5)
T51
(0)
Kevin Stadler
(-23.33 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Jamie Lovemark
(-23.33 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T65
(0)
DNP T56
(0)
DNP DNP DNP DNP
Bronson Burgoon
(-20 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T58
(0)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)

How Player Rankings are Computed

The Buzz:

So I really wonder about the importance of this week. First of all, you have one of the most important elections of this country, and for the next couple of days, that’s going to take president over golf.  But have to say one of the big things about this week is getting ready for the Masters next week.  Since June, we have had a lot of golf, but since the U.S. Open, the events have been a bit spotty of marquee names.  Yes, famous names came out for the CJ Cup and Zozo Championship, but it’s been a bit slow the last couple of months.  Now, of the 96 playing in the Masters, 37 have shown up in Houston.  When Houston use to be the week before the Masters for all those years, the folks that ran Houston did their best to set up the course as close to Augusta National as they could get it.  But this year, with Memorial Park being the venue, there is nothing that sticks out that the course will get a player ready to play in the Masters.  The grasses are different, the greens won’t be the same caliber, the players won’t have to practice shots around the greens as they do at Augusta, the fact is Memorial Park is nothing like Augusta National.  Still, the players will get more competitive.

Still, it’s important for guys like Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, and even Dustin Johnson, who has been hurt and Johnson, who has just gotten over COVID, to get ready to go for the Masters.  They will be looking to polish their games after not being physically able to the last couple of weeks.  You also have Tony Finau, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Hideki Matsuyama, Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, and Lee Westwood who all feel they could contend at Augusta but looking to sharpen up their game.

But just like last week in Bermuda, look for the unexpected to happen. That’s what usually happens on the PGA Tour when a new course comes to an event.

One interesting thing is that this year’s Houston Open has gotten a great field.  Last year there were only ten players from the top-100 of the World Rankings.  This year they have 39 of the top-100 and 14 of the top-50 with world number one Dustin Johnson in the field.

Because of the election and all, this preview will be short and to the point, we will have our usual stuff next week of the Masters.

Things you need to know about the  Houston Open

This will be the 73rd edition of the Houston Open.  This is the first true year of the new Houston Open, they have a new sponsorship, and those that are running the event have their roots with the Houston Astros baseball team.  The big change this year is the move to Memorial Park, a public course in downtown Houston.  The event got its start in 1946, and the next year Memorial Park was the home of the tournament for 14 events, mostly between 1951 through 1963.  When the tournament left, the public course began eroding as Houston was starting to spread out.  What used to be a great public course wasn’t much to talk about at the turn of the century.  Still, the dream for many was to have a PGA Tour event in Downtown Houston.

Last year the Golf Club of Houston was the home, when the course was created, much thought it would be the permanent home for this event, and that never worked out. In prior years the tournament was held across the street at the Members Course at Redstone between 2003 and 2005.  Before that, the TPC at the Woodlands had been the site between 1985 and 2002.  Courses used before 1985 include the West course at the Woodlands, River Oaks C.C., Memorial Park G.C., Pine Forest C.C., Brae Burn C.C., Sharpstown C.C., Champions G.C., Westwood G.C., and Quail Valley G.C.  The first Houston Open was played in 1946 and was called the Tournament of Champions. Byron Nelson beat Ben Hogan that year by two strokes at River Oaks.

Course information:
  • Memorial Park Golf Course
  • Houston, Tx.
  • 7,432 yards     Par 35-35–70

Memorial Park was always the sentimental home of this event.  I went to about a dozen Houston Opens between 1990 and 2003, those that ran the tournament always wished to return one day to Memorial Park.  But at that time, the course was not very good and was beaten up as it was nothing but a cheap place for 18 holes of golf.  But when the Astros Golf Foundation took over the operations of the Houston Open, they spent $34 million to redesign Memorial Park and build an education and golf center for the course.  Architect Tom Doak redid the course, and his mission was to make it enjoyable for recreational golfers and tough enough for PGA Tour players.  According to the Houston Chronicle, there are only 19 bunkers on the par-70 course.  What makes it challenging is accuracy, which is a must with the thick rough, tight grass slopes and contours.  What will make the course really challenging is the weather, when the wind blows, especially a north or northeast wind, it will make things very tough.  The course was opened for play last November, and the Bermuda grass has come in, and the course will be in good shape.

But look for low scores as there are several drivable par-4s and two reachable par 5s.  The greens are big, 7,000 square feet, and they are flat, like most municipal courses.  In looking at the weather for the week, it’s going to be perfect, with each day being 78 degrees with wins of 10 mph.

So look for the winning score in the 18 to 30 under figure.

So with very little information on the course, it’s going to be hard to figure and predict who the course favors.  In looking at some early talks with players, most of them think that the long ball will help, so look for that.  Also, poor putters like Lucas Glover, who are good ball strikers, will have an advantage.  Still, the bottom line is those that hit it far will benefit.

So also look at who is playing the best, but more importantly, check out these folks for a clue on the winner of the Masters.  Those players are Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Tyrrell Hatton, Tony Finau, and Sergio Garcia.

Who to watch for at the Houston Open

Best Bets:

Tyrell Hatton

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
First time playing in this event

His game is back and he has played well of late. He won in London at the BMW PGA Championship last month, and was T-3rd at Shadow Creek. Look for him to play well this week and at the Masters.

Dustin Johnson

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
3 WD T4 CUT CUT

Hasn’t played since the U.S. Open due to COVID, be interesting to see if his game is ready to go.

Tony Finau

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
T24 T34 CUT T42

His game should be perfect for this course, he is also someone that could play well at the Masters.

Best of the rest:

Russell Henley

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
T61 T8 Win T5 4 T7 T45

If your looking for that surprise guy that could win Russell is your guy. He has played well of late, T-4th at Zozo and T-3rd at the CJ Cup.

Doc Redman

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
T13

Another of those guys that you least expect that could win, he was T-4th at Zozo Championship.

James Hahn

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
T23 T32 T49 CUT 36 T56

Memorial Park is good for him, he also has played well of late T-5th at Shriners and T-6th at Corales.

Scottie Scheffler

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
T28

We have been wondering for months when he will finally win.

Solid contenders

Lanto Griffin

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
Win CUT

Looking to defend, he was T-11th at Zozo and T-7th at CJ Cup.

Brooks Koepka

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
CUT

Watch him, he is trying to get his game back and supposedly he is healthy again.

Sergio Garcia

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
T72 T37 3 T77

Course is good for him, he does his best on courses with flat greens.

Adam Scott

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
CUT T14 WD

Haven’t seen him play much, but he has a knack of winning events like this.

Hideki Matsuyama

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
First time playing in this event

Great from tee to green.

Long shots that could come through:

Kristoffer Ventura

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
CUT

He has missed his last two cuts, but before that was T-6th at Sanderson Farms and he could do well this week.

Erik Van Rooyen

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
First time playing in this event

Another of those guys that can surprise you, will like these greens.

Wyndham Clark

2020 ’19 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08
First time playing in this event

Needs to get over his playoff lose last week with a win this week.

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