PGA Tour - Houston Open Preview

by Clubtech Golf on November 11, 2021
The Course
Houston's Memorial Park Golf Course is a parkland style is quite generous off the tee, but has some nasty Bermuda rough so we're looking for driving distance and accuracy this week. The greens are quite undulating with run-off areas around them and provide the main defence of the track. There are par-five 3rd, 8th and 16th look like great scoring opportunities.

Date: 11 - 14 November, 2021
Course: Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
Length: 6,777 meters
Par: 70
Greens: Bermuda
Defending Champion: Carlos Ortiz

Key Course Stats
  • Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
  • Greens In Regulation
  • Proximity
  • Strokes Gained: Around The Green
  • Scrambling
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Driving Distance
  • Par 3 Scoring
Key Correlation Tournaments
  • Players Championship
Our Thoughts
Cameron Smith: Australian looking to become the sixth straight international winner on the Tour. Quality putter who ranks 10th in Strokes Gained: Putting with his best form coming on Bermuda. Also ranks 6th in Par 3 Scoring. Posted a T-17 at Sawgrass this year.

Patrick Reed: Former Masters winner who looks big odds. Ranks 4th in Strokes Gained: Putting and 7th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green.

Ian Poulter: Veteran who looks nicely in here in a tournament he won in 2018. Ranks 3rd in Strokes Gained: Putting, 8th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green and 9th in Scrambling.

Brian Harman: One of the best short-game exponents on Tour. Ranks 13th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green and 14th in Scrambling. Posted Top 8s in the last two Players.

Zach Johnson: Veteran whose best days are a long way back but is a nice course fit here. Loves Bermuda greens and ranks 5th in Strokes Gained: Putting and 6th in Par 3 Scoring.