Round-by-Round Coverage

Championship Round Notes | Houston Open

By Richard Dean Mickelson fan of Houston Open Phil Mickelson knows the tradition of the Houston Open and what the longstanding PGA TOUR event, as well as the Houston Golf Association, mean to the Houston-area community. The Houston Open, currently looking for a title sponsor, is a tournament Mickelson has been loyal to for years […]

Poulter, Hossler share third-round lead at Houston Open

By Richard Dean HUMBLE, Tex. – Ian Poulter had been very frustrated of late. Last week in Austin, following a win in the Final 16 of the Dell Technologies Match Play, he was led to believe he had moved into the top 50 world golf rankings and had secured a spot in the Masters only […]

Hossler Takes the Lead in Round Two

By Richard Dean HUMBLE – When Beau Hossler was 17-years-old, he was the second-round co-leader of the 2012 U.S Open at the Olympic Club. So he’s shown he has game. Plenty of it. And he’s showing this week at the Golf Club of Houston what he’s capable of. At the midpoint of the 2018 Houston […]

Tway and Glover Lead as Round One Restarts Tomorrow

By Richard Dean HUMBLE, Texas – Prior to this week, Kevin Tway had never played a round of golf at the Golf Club of Houston. His inexperience didn’t show on Thursday. With just Tuesday’s practice round under his belt, Tway managed his way around the course well enough to share the first round lead at […]

Russell Henley Birdies His Way to Shell Houston Open Victory

By Richard Dean HUMBLE, Texas – While most of the talk centered upon Sung Kang and Rickie Fowler over the first three days of the Shell Houston Open, it was Russell Henley, who shot a final-round 65 and walked away with the big prize on Sunday. Actually, Henley breezed past the competition. Aided by 10 […]

Sung Kang retains lead, Rickie Fowler and Russell Henley in hot pursuit

By Richard Dean HUMBLE, Texas (April 1, 2017) – For 16 holes on Saturday Rickie Fowler was playing golf like, well, Rickie Fowler. He was driving the ball with authority, hitting fairways and greens, and his putting was spot-on. He had eight birdies on the round. Then in the final two holes, it unraveled. Fowler experienced the highs […]

Sung Kang sets SHO 36-hole record with two-round 128 total

By Richard Dean HUMBLE, Texas (March 31, 2017) – Before half the field had teed off in Friday’s afternoon round, Sung Kang had pretty much distanced himself from the competition. Kang followed an opening-round 65 with a blistering 9-under-par 63 on Friday, setting course and Shell Houston Open records in the process. At 16-under, Kang leads the SHO […]

Rickie Fowler Leads After Round One

By Richard Dean HUMBLE, Texas (March 30, 2017) – Being a non-bomber of the golf ball is not a disadvantage playing the Tournament Course at the Golf Club of Houston. Precision shot making is what awards golfers at the Shell Houston Open. And in Thursday’s opening round, it was Rickie Fowler’s ball striking that placed […]

Herman makes Shell Houston Open his first victory

By Richard Dean Jim Herman met the challenge. The 54-hole co-leader of the Shell Houston Open didn’t go away on Sunday in pursuit of his first win on the PGA Tour. In a final round in which a number of world-ranked players were packed near the top of the leaderboard, it was Herman who came […]

Herman, Lovemark share SHO lead at 11-under

By Richard Dean Jim Herman won in college, won on the Nationwide Tour, and come Sunday evening, he hopes to add a PGA Tour victory to his resume. Not one of the marquee names competing in the 2016 Shell Houston Open, the 38-year-old Herman shares the third-round lead at 11-under-par with Jamie Lovemark, heading into […]