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Bill Haas looks to tackle Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course at this week's Shell Houston Open.

Haas got off to a sour start when introduced to GC of Houston, missing four straight cuts starting in 2006. First impressions aren't everything as he returned in 2013 with a T10 and compiled a T37 last year. He has been hit or miss since his January win at the Humana, parlaying a pair of top 20s with a pair of finishes outside the top 70. The six-time PGA TOUR winner still deserves serious consideration any time he make an appearance.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 8:06 PM

Cameron Tringale finished in fourth place at last year's Shell Houston Open and he makes his way back for another look this week.

You won't have to scroll far to find Tringale when ranking course history at Golf Club of Houston. He has finished inside the top 20 in each of his past three trips here. Form is not an issue, either, as he rolls into town with six straight cuts made. Gamers should consider Tringale in all formats this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 7:57 PM

Oscar Fraustro turns his attention to Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course for his debut at this week's Shell Houston Open.

The PGA TOUR rookie is 3-for-9 on the season and is still searching for a tournament that could springboard into some momentum. The forecast of rain on a course that already favors long hitters could work against Fraustro as he currently ranks outside the top 100 in driving distance. Gamers can avoid him with fairly high confidence this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 7:52 PM

Johnson Wagner won the 2008 Shell Houston Open and is back this week for another crack at Golf Club of Houston.

Playing on conditional status, starts do not come easy for the veteran. He is 3-for-6 at the Shell since his 2008 win, but every finish has landed outside the top 25. Arriving this week with four cuts made in seven 2014-15 starts, gamers should take note of his previous win on this course but keep expectations in check.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 7:50 PM

Rickie Fowler makes fourth visit to the GC of Houston.

Last year, Fowler arrived at the SHO struggling to find consistency in his game. His subsequent solo-sixth finish catapulted him to a T5 the following week at the Masters. This year, he arrives with just one top 20 in five PGA TOUR starts. With only one win on TOUR in 137 events a win this week seems unlikely, but surely a repeat of 2014 would do.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 5:03 PM

In a brief update at Golfweek.com, Bob Estes revealed when he hopes to be back inside the ropes.

"Hopefully playing tournaments by June," he said in a text to golf writer Jim McCabe. "I can come close to making a full swing now without too much discomfort." Estes, who turned 49 in February, was suffering from an impingement in his left shoulder. He hasn't competed since November of 2013. While he added that he'll likely rehab a bit on the Web.com Tour, the four-time PGA TOUR winner has 24 starts on a Major Medical Extension to collect $556,345 or 365.5 FedExCup points and retain status. That'll easily bridge the gap between the time he returns and his eligibility for the Champions Tour.
Apr 1 - 5:02 PM

Sergio Garcia gets his third look at the Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course.

After finishing T77 (tied-last) in his first SHO visit in 2009, Garcia didn't return until last year where he rode the 36-hole lead to a solo third. Opened his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season with a T4 at the Northern Trust but faded to consecutive T31-finishes at the Honda and WGC-Cadillac. Ranks just 101st in the all-around but 8th in scoring average at 69.88.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 4:34 PM

Ryo Ishikawa is back for his third trip around the Golf Club of Houston.

The 23-year-old is an 11-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour but has zero wins in 102 PGA TOUR starts. He finished T31 at last year's SHO after missing the cut in 2013. While he has made three of his last four cuts with a T25 at Honda, overall he's 3-for-8 in 2015 and ranks 106th in scoring average and 123rd in the FedExCup standings.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 4:02 PM

Matt Jones collected his first piece of PGA TOUR hardware at last year's Shell Houston Open and returns this week for another look.

The Aussie was 1-for-4 at this venue before last year's breakthrough win. He arrives in top form, having collected top 30s in each of his past four starts. Any talk of post-victory slumps have been pushed aside. Winning the same tournament in back-to-back years is rarely accomplished on the PGA TOUR but it's not out of the question when you consider his current form entering this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 4:01 PM

Charl Schwartzel looks to break out of his slump at this week's Shell Houston Open.

The South African finished outside the top 40 in just six of his 18 starts last season but has already finished outside that mark in four of his five starts in 2014-15. His statistics are down across the board with the exception of driving distance, which may come in handy this week. Schwartzel has been dormant for three weeks, giving him plenty of time to work out the kinks. Perhaps it's wise to reinvest while his stock is low.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 3:55 PM

Danny Willett is in the published field at the Shell Houston Open.

European Tour member and Race to Dubai leader, Willett is making his third-straight start in the U.S. He chased his T12 at WGC-Cadillac with a T29 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Overall, the 27-year-old Englishman has two top-25 finishes in 10 PGA TOUR starts. He won the Nedbank Challenge in December and makes his Masters debut next week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 3:43 PM

Fort Worth resident and TCU grad J.J. Henry makes ninth career start on Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course and celebrates his 40th birthday on Thursday.

Henry is five for eight at the GC of Houston but has only one top-20 finish (2011) and is a combined 16-over-par in his last three visits. He limps into the week having missed three of his last four cuts with a T64 at Puerto Rico being his only payday. He's 28th on TOUR in greens in regulation but struggles around the greens ranking 175th in scrambling.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 3:26 PM

Ben Crane has feasted on Golf Club of Houston's Tournament Course over the years and returns for another look at this week's Shell Houston Open.

Crane could easily be considered a horse for the course, as he's collected top 30s in five of his seven starts at GC of Houston. If you look at the other side of the coin you'll notice he is just 2-for-8 on the season and his putter has yet to warm up. If there is a week to invest in Crane, this is that week, but his lack of form makes him easy to avoid in most weekly formats.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 3:23 PM

Tim Wilkinson looks to avoid his ninth missed cut of the season as he prepares for this week's Shell Houston Open.

The Kiwi has collected just four paydays on the season, but is 2-for-2 at the Shell. He currently ranks outside the top 140 in both strokes gained: tee-to-green and strokes gained:putting. Wilkinson is a long shot to get into contention this week, but a cut made is certainly within reason.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 3:17 PM

Chad Collins looks to regain earlier season form at the Shell Houston Open.

At one point this season Collins made six straight cuts but he's trunk-slammed in three of his last four events. His weekend prospects look dim as he's missed the cut in all three previous tries at the SHO. He's third on TOUR in scrambling -- a plus at SHO -- but he'll need all of it to offset his 196th total driving and 145th greens in regulation rankings.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 3:02 PM


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