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Houston Open - Tournament Preview

Houston Open - Tournament Preview

The PGA Tour stops off in Texas this week for the Houston Open which is held at the Memorial Park Golf Course. The course is a Parklands style course which is quite generous off the tee, but the bermuda rough is quite punishing.

The undulating greens have run-off areas around them so we’re looking for players who are strong off the tee with touch on and around the green. 

Date: 10-13 November, 2022
Course: Memorial Park, Houston, Texas
Length: 6,777 meters
Par: 70
Greens: Fescue/Bent/Poa
Defending Champion: Jason Kokrak 

Key Course Stats

  • Driving Distance
  • Strokes Gained: Off The Tee
  • Par 3 Scoring
  • GIR
  • Strokes Gained: Approach
  • Proximity
  • Scrambling
  • Putting Average
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Birdie or Better 

Key Correlation Tournaments

  • Players Championship 

Our Thoughts

Taylor Montgomery: Made the move to the PGA Tour with ease. Ranks 3rd in Putting Average, 3rd in Strokes Gained: Putting and 5th in Birdie or Better. Enjoying a stellar season where he has five Top 15 finishes from five starts. 

Maverick McNealy: Young gun with his foot on the till. Comes off a T-10 at the Mayakoba, his fourth straight Top 18 finish. Excellent putter who ranks 4th in Strokes Gained: Putting, 5th in Scrambling and 13th in Birdie or Better.

Luke List: Strong driver who ranks 12th in Driving Distance and 7th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. Also ranks 13th in GIR. Won at Torrey Pines last year so obviously has the class. 

Cameron Champ: Big hitter who leads the Tour in Driving Distance. Also ranks Top 10 in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. Form is erratic but does have a Top 10 in four starts this season.

Danny Willett: In-form Englishman who, aside from a three-putt with the Fortinet Championship in his grasp, has been showing great form with the flat stick. Ranks 6th in both Putting Average and Strokes Gained: Putting.

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