2019 Houston Open

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  • lc1342lc1342  311WRX Points: 53Handicap: 12Members Posts: 311 Greens
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    On -, @snizzle said:

    Unfortunately this is the tournament a week before the Asian leg and the field is going to be terrible. Even the defending champion Poulter is taking a pass. Basically a Korn Ferry field but apparently Stenson is coming over to try and cherry pick a win like he did at Wyndham a few years ago.

    No one in the top 30.

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  • lc1342lc1342  311WRX Points: 53Handicap: 12Members Posts: 311 Greens
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    On -, @snizzle said:

    Unfortunately this is the tournament a week before the Asian leg and the field is going to be terrible. Even the defending champion Poulter is taking a pass. Basically a Korn Ferry field but apparently Stenson is coming over to try and cherry pick a win like he did at Wyndham a few years ago.

    Hopefully can get a better week in the coming years.

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  • lc1342lc1342  311WRX Points: 53Handicap: 12Members Posts: 311 Greens
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    On -, @snizzle said:

    Unfortunately this is the tournament a week before the Asian leg and the field is going to be terrible. Even the defending champion Poulter is taking a pass. Basically a Korn Ferry field but apparently Stenson is coming over to try and cherry pick a win like he did at Wyndham a few years ago.

    Stenson has played this course well in the past too.

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & Houston 2630WRX Points: 275Members Posts: 2,630 Titanium Tees
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    hmmmm is it worth going up to watch?

    Friday seems a right off with the weather, then its cold for the weekend. The colder days will be the best watching days but.....

    BJERREGAARD is by far my favorite player that is there.

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    Last year the Houston Open had a SoF of 300 with first place points of 24. It was a solid middle range tournament.

    This year, it is 74/24 just a couple of points lower than the John Deere Classic.

    As far as I can tell, this is the worst field in the OWGR era

    The Golf Club of Houston will host again a par 72 of 7441 yards.

    No problem with the purse, it is $7,500,000. $500,000 more than this week's Italian Open that has its strongest field ever.

    Defending Champion: Ian Poulter is it Italy. No Ryder Cup points are awarded for the Euros in Houston this week, but still a few are playing.

    field again...https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/houston-open/field.html

    top players

    37 Henrik Stenson SWE
    43 Keegan Bradley
    59 Lucas Bjerregaard DEN
    60 Tom Lewis ENG
    71 Cameron Champ
    75 Kyle Stanley
    82 Scottie Scheffler
    87 Russell Knox SCO
    108 and FedEX Cup leader Sebastian Munoz COL

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  • scottyc15scottyc15 Houston 82WRX Points: 96Handicap: +3Members Posts: 82 Fairways
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    I lost on the 3rd playoff hole yesterday for a spot in the Houston Open this week. Will be interesting to see how the course plays this week compared to its over-seeded spring time slot.

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & Houston 2630WRX Points: 275Members Posts: 2,630 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @scottyc15 said:

    I lost on the 3rd playoff hole yesterday for a spot in the Houston Open this week. Will be interesting to see how the course plays this week compared to its over-seeded spring time slot.

    dam well played.

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  • Creedo77Creedo77  817WRX Points: 130Members Posts: 817 Golden Tee
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    On -, @scottyc15 said:

    I lost on the 3rd playoff hole yesterday for a spot in the Houston Open this week. Will be interesting to see how the course plays this week compared to its over-seeded spring time slot.

    strohmeyer?

    my boy is caddying for 2 gloves this week and said its soft

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  • scottyc15scottyc15 Houston 82WRX Points: 96Handicap: +3Members Posts: 82 Fairways
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    On -, @Creedo77 said:

    On -, @scottyc15 said:

    I lost on the 3rd playoff hole yesterday for a spot in the Houston Open this week. Will be interesting to see how the course plays this week compared to its over-seeded spring time slot.

    strohmeyer?

    my boy is caddying for 2 gloves this week and said its soft

    Haymon

    Soft, huh? That's interesting considering we've had really good weather the last week or so. I wonder how the rough will play, bermuda vs rye plays quite a bit different.

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  • Creedo77Creedo77  817WRX Points: 130Members Posts: 817 Golden Tee
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    On -, @scottyc15 said:

    On -, @Creedo77 said:

    On -, @scottyc15 said:

    I lost on the 3rd playoff hole yesterday for a spot in the Houston Open this week. Will be interesting to see how the course plays this week compared to its over-seeded spring time slot.

    strohmeyer?

    my boy is caddying for 2 gloves this week and said its soft

    Haymon

    Soft, huh? That's interesting considering we've had really good weather the last week or so. I wonder how the rough will play, bermuda vs rye plays quite a bit different.

    ah, nice job being one of the few ams to have gotten close to any monday Q in awhile.

    they might have watered it a bunch in prep for this week

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  • flushemflushem  1933WRX Points: 359Handicap: 11.5Members Posts: 1,933 Platinum Tees
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    ODDS to Win:
    Henrik Stenson 10/1
    Daniel Berger 25/1
    Brian Harman 25/1
    Cameron Champ 25/1
    Russell Henley 25/1
    Scottie Scheffler 25/1
    Pat Perez 30/1
    Denny McCarthy 30/1
    Keegan Bradley 40/1
    Russell Knox 40/1
    Sebastian Munoz 40/1
    Kyle Stanley 40/1
    Bud Cauley 40/1
    Harris English 40/1
    Sam Ryder 40/1
    Lanto Griffin 40/1
    Matt Jones 40/1
    Bronson Burgoon 50/1
    Beau Hossler 50/1
    Luke List 50/1
    Cameron Tringale 50/1
    Carlos Ortiz 50/1
    Kevin Chappell 60/1
    Nick Watney 60/1
    Aaron Baddeley 60/1
    Martin Laird 60/1
    Brian Gay 60/1
    Jhonattan Vegas 60/1
    Robby Shelton 60/1
    Richy Werenski 60/1
    Xinjun Zhang 60/1

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    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter  5844WRX Points: 2,628Handicap: 10.8Members Posts: 5,844 Titanium Tees
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    Cole Hammer doubles his second hole, but comes back for a -5 67.

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    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter  5844WRX Points: 2,628Handicap: 10.8Members Posts: 5,844 Titanium Tees
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    If the Houston Open is to get a better field, they need a better date.

    They seem confident about that and Memorial Park seems to be able to survive nine inches of rain too.

    https://www.golfchannel.com/news/future-bright-houston-open-memorial-park-move

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    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • Creedo77Creedo77  817WRX Points: 130Members Posts: 817 Golden Tee
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    Really like Lanto Griffin to win this week. My buddy caddies for him and they've been pretty consistent since the KFT finals

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    Got to feel for the organisers this year. They have been handed a really poor slot in the schedule. Watched some of it last night but there wasn’t a huge amount to pique the interest when you combined it with the usual mediocre coverage.

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  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, Scotland 3204WRX Points: 1,064Members Posts: 3,204 Titanium Tees
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    Disappointing field this year but having listened to Butch Harmon's interview during coverage in round 1 its sound like they (Astros Foundation) have big plans for this event. Also the forthcoming venue from next year had re-design input by Brooks so hopefully he will play.

    Poulter misses cut in Italy after passing on defending @ Houston.

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    On -, @MattyO1984 said:

    Got to feel for the organisers this year. They have been handed a really poor slot in the schedule. Watched some of it last night but there wasn’t a huge amount to pique the interest when you combined it with the usual mediocre coverage.

    The simple solution would be to switch it with the Sanderson Farms. Too hot in mid September, but it gets it away from the Asian swing. Next year that would put it the week before the Ryder Cup.

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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & Houston 2630WRX Points: 275Members Posts: 2,630 Titanium Tees
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    I am hoping some of the players I like make it for the weekend so its worth going on Sunday.

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  • stlouismarkstlouismark  132WRX Points: 61Members Posts: 132 Fairways
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    There are ZERO fans at this years Houston Open. It’s kinda weird looking. There’s literally no one there. Galleries are empty, grandstands are empty. Cam Houston really not draw anyone? I know it’s a crappy field but still Houston is a top 10 metro.

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    On -, @stlouismark said:

    There are ZERO fans at this years Houston Open. It’s kinda weird looking. There’s literally no one there. Galleries are empty, grandstands are empty. Cam Houston really not draw anyone? I know it’s a crappy field but still Houston is a top 10 metro.

    Most people have to work during the weekday. I expect there will be better attendance this weekend especially since the weather has cooled off considerably.

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  • Ignatius ReillyIgnatius Reilly  485WRX Points: 197Handicap: 14Members Posts: 485 Greens
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    On -, @mbbrewer said:

    On -, @stlouismark said:

    There are ZERO fans at this years Houston Open. It’s kinda weird looking. There’s literally no one there. Galleries are empty, grandstands are empty. Cam Houston really not draw anyone? I know it’s a crappy field but still Houston is a top 10 metro.

    Most people have to work during the weekday. I expect there will be better attendance this weekend especially since the weather has cooled off considerably.

    Yeah, but most people have to work during the weekday at every other venue too, so it's not just that.

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    On -, @stlouismark said:

    There are ZERO fans at this years Houston Open. It’s kinda weird looking. There’s literally no one there. Galleries are empty, grandstands are empty. Cam Houston really not draw anyone? I know it’s a crappy field but still Houston is a top 10 metro.

    Weather was garbage for part of the day yesterday. A front blew through with a bunch of rain and wind and it dropped temps 15 deg or so.

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    On -, @Creedo77 said:

    Really like Lanto Griffin to win this week. My buddy caddies for him and they've been pretty consistent since the KFT finals

    LFG!!!! One more round like today and he'll do it

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  • zmosnotzmosnot  54WRX Points: 60Members Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    This tournament needs more love.

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  • Rambler1277Rambler1277 Houston 59WRX Points: 31Members Posts: 59 Bunkers
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    I took my family out (wife, 3 kids) Saturday and we had an awesome time. We followed the lead group half the day and we could stand or sit anywhere we wanted on any hole. Bonus when Malnati handed my son a scuffed ball he'd had to hit against a stick as we were standing next to him. Also, it was kind of nice to see the non-elite players get a chance to sneak in a win that would be pretty major for them. The crummy weather has definitely depressed turnout as it's went from 95 to 58 like overnight.

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    On -, @Creedo77 said:

    On -, @Creedo77 said:

    Really like Lanto Griffin to win this week. My buddy caddies for him and they've been pretty consistent since the KFT finals

    LFG!!!! One more round like today and he'll do it

    Great call after 54 holes.
    With that said it's crazy the winner of this event gets the full 500 fedex points (just 100 less than the Masters)..The PGA still needs to do some tweeking on the fedex point calculations. Too bad they can't tie it into SOF.

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    On -, @stlouismark said:

    There are ZERO fans at this years Houston Open. It’s kinda weird looking. There’s literally no one there. Galleries are empty, grandstands are empty. Cam Houston really not draw anyone? I know it’s a crappy field but still Houston is a top 10 metro.

    texas and texas am were playing ...

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  • Creedo77Creedo77  817WRX Points: 130Members Posts: 817 Golden Tee
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    On -, @snizzle said:

    On -, @Creedo77 said:

    On -, @Creedo77 said:

    Really like Lanto Griffin to win this week. My buddy caddies for him and they've been pretty consistent since the KFT finals

    LFG!!!! One more round like today and he'll do it

    Great call after 54 holes.
    With that said it's crazy the winner of this event gets the full 500 fedex points (just 100 less than the Masters)..The PGA still needs to do some tweeking on the fedex point calculations. Too bad they can't tie it into SOF.

    i posted that on thursday afternoon.....

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