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HOUSTON (February 8, 2018) – Australian native and 2014 Houston Open champion Matt Jones is returning March 26-April 1 to the Golf Club of Houston. He returns to compete along with Houston Open veterans Lee Westwood, multiple major championship winner Padraig Harrington, 2017 Payne Stewart Award recipient Stewart Cink and Ryan Palmer to round out an early […]


Popular PGA TOUR event returns with new energy and purpose HOUSTON (January 30, 2018) – Houston Golf Association will once again tee off the Houston Open, March 26-April 1, 2018, at Golf Club of Houston. A 71-year tradition and popular event, Houston Open will make Houston the focal point in the broadcast and fan experience with an all-star, international player field including defending champion Russell […]

Houston resident Chris Stroud joins PGA TOUR in announcing support for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Fans, players, tournaments can help flood victims at Dell Technologies Championship and via “Together, anything’s possible” Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Norton, Massachusetts (August 30, 2017)  – PGA TOUR professional and Houston resident Chris Stroud led an announcement today from the TOUR’s Dell Technologies Championship, pledging support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the […]

2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Hideki Matsuyama wins the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational In his 100th start on the PGA TOUR Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama posted a 9-under 61 in the final round at Firestone CC to secure his fifth TOUR title, and third this season. Matsuyama’s round included an eagle at the par-5 second hole, along with seven birdies, with three consecutive […]

2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Due to wet conditions, preferred lies were utilized during the final round and Monday’s playoff. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans marks the eighth tournament of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season with a delay/suspension due to weather issues or darkness. It is the first such suspension since the third round of the Puerto Rico Open. […]

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 […]

SHO Notes – Saturday

By Richard Dean   After seeing Rickie Fowler light up the Golf Club of Houston on Thursday and Sung Kang better Fowler’s 64 the following day with a 63, Luke List got in on the action on Saturday. List had a stretch of five straight birdies en route to a 7-under-par 65 and is in fourth place entering Sunday’s final […]

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 […]

SHO Notes – Friday

By Richard Dean HUMBLE, Texas – Jordan Spieth wasn’t playing this week just to prepare for the Masters. He wanted to play well at the Shell Houston Open for a number of reasons.  So missing the cut was disappointing for Spieth, who lost in a playoff here in 2015. But by missing the SHO cut, […]