World No. 4 Jordan Spieth and World No. 5 Justin Rose are in the 2018 Houston Open field. Coming off the announcement that World No. 8 Rickie Fowler is in the field, to date, fans can watch three of the top 10 players in the world compete for the trophy at the 71st Houston Open, March 26 – April 1 at the Golf Club of Houston, said tournament director, Steve Timms.
Three-time major championship winner Spieth will make his sixth consecutive appearance at the Houston Open. Spieth lost in a three-way playoff with Johnson Wagner and J.B. Holmes and went on to win his first major at the Masters in 2015. Rose started the 2017-2018 season with a win at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and has four top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Rose is making his sixth appearance at the Houston Open.
To date, the Houston Open will have 10 major championship winners in the field, and six top 25 in the world including No. 14 Henrik Stenson, No. 18 Phil Mickelson, and No. 21 Rafa Cabrera Bello. 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.