HOUSTON (March 14, 2018) – World No. 7 Rickie Fowler and World No. 15 Henrik Stenson will compete in the 2018 Houston Open, March 26 – April 1 at the Golf Club of Houston. Fowler and Stenson add to the top 25 world ranked players in the Houston Open field that includes World No. 18 Phil Mickelson and No. 21 Rafa Cabrera Bello, announced tournament director Steve Timms.

Fowler is making his fifth consecutive start at the Houston Open. In 2017, Fowler opened the tournament with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke lead on day one, staying in contention with Sung Kang of Korea the first three days of the Houston Open. Fowler closed out the Houston Open with a T-3 and 27 birdies for the week, which marked his most birdies in a single event.

Major championship winner Stenson is making his seventh appearance at the Houston Open. It was in 2016 that Stenson finished runner-up at the Houston Open, one stroke behind winner Jim Herman, which was his third top-three finish in Houston.

Players have until 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, March 23 to commit. They may also withdraw on or before that date with no penalty. Tickets and player information are available at houstonopen.org.

 About Houston Golf Association
Houston Golf Association (HGA) and its member volunteers make a difference for Houston communities and their youth through golf, outreach programs, events and fundraising. Founded in 1946, HGA is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501c (3) organization and host organization to the Houston Open. Houston Golf Association operates The First Tee of Greater Houston reaching 350,000 youth annually and HGA Junior Golf, hosts amateur golf events and works with the City of Houston to restore municipal golf courses and amenities. For more information or to become a member go to www.hga.org.