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Dustin Johnson competes in Vivint Houston Open at Memorial Park
World No 1 Dustin Johnson tees-up at Memorial Park

With just one week to go to The Masters, the PGA Tour heads to Memorial Park for the Vivint Houston Open. Form stats and words by Andy Swales...

"(Dustin) Johnson hasn’t competed for seven weeks, having had to withdraw from a number of tournaments after testing positive for Covid."

After a wait of almost six decades, Memorial Park will once again host the Vivint-sponsored Houston Open.

This highly-rated municipal course, which opened for business during the mid-1930s, has staged the tournament 14 times, most recently in 1963.

Located three miles west of downtown Houston, and approximately 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, the venue was renovated in the mid-1990s at a cost of $7m.

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Covering an area of 250 acres, Memorial Park is a parkland layout with Bermuda grass fairways and putting surfaces which are slightly larger than the PGA Tour average.

Water comes into play on five holes, all but one of these arriving late in the round.

Big names on show

With one week to go until November's US Masters, a handful of big names will be teeing-up in Houston.

These include world No 1 Dustin Johnson and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka.

Johnson hasn't competed for seven weeks, having had to withdraw from a number of tournaments after testing positive for Covid.

Koepka, meanwhile, has played just once since mid-August because of injury. The 30-year-old assisted architect Tom Doak who was commissioned to upgrade the layout in 2019 ahead of this week's event.

Another infrequent player over recent months is Francesco Molinari who has teed-up once since lockdown was imposed back in March.

The Italian is among the entries this week, and will seemingly head to Augusta undercooked.

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This time last year Molinari stood 12th in the world but is currently at No 87.

Among a solid European contingent is in-form Tyrrell Hatton, while the consistent duo of Tony Finau and Hideki Matsuyama are using Memorial Park to fine-tune their skills ahead of Augusta National.

Further down the food chain

Defending champion from last year's event at Redstone, Lanto Griffin, arrives in Houston on the back of a brace of top-20 finishes in Nevada and California.

Among in-form players further down the World Ranking is No 61 Russell Henley.

The 31-year-old from Charleston in South Carolina is on a good run right now, ending last season strongly and starting the new one in similar fashion. His last six outings over a three-month period reads: 4-3-27-25-8-9.

The most recent of his three PGA Tour titles came in Houston just over three and a half years ago.

Texas Top-20s


Most PGA Tour T-20s in Texas
(Since January 1st, 2016)
T-20s
7: Jordan Spieth
6: Jimmy Walker
6: Danny Lee
6: Kevin Tway
5: Sean O`Hair
5: Rory Sabbatini
5: Scott Piercy
4: Vaughn Taylor
4: Charley Hoffman
4: Chris Kirk
4: Brooks Koepka
4: Branden Grace
4: Sung Kang
4: Tony Finau

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Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W44 W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36 W35
Dustin Johnson 6 3 2
Tyrrell Hatton 28 3 1 MC 5 16
Brooks Koepka 28
Adam Scott 38 25
Tony Finau 11 8 14 5
Hideki Matsuyama 28 21 MC 17 17 3
Sung Jae Im 41 45 13 28 22 12 56
Viktor Hovland 47 12 13 14 40
Scottie Scheffler 17 52 MC 37 2 20
Shane Lowry 28 13 MC 43 MC
Sergio Garcia 21 43 1 MC MC
Jason Day 60 Wd MC 38 64
Lee Westwood 30 14 18 19 13 10 17
Ian Poulter 12 5 6 MC
Kevin Streelman 28 21 MC MC 3 51
Matt Wallace 48 2 24 30 43 19
Erik van Rooyen 27 6 23 MC
Mackenzie Hughes 41 65 3 MC 7 10
Henrik Stenson Wd MC 21 MC
Lanto Griffin 11 7 MC 43 17 10
Danny Willett 55 32 MC MC MC
Phil Mickelson 76 MC 44
Russell Henley 4 3 27 25
JT Poston 51 27 3 MC 59
Graeme McDowell 24 MC MC MC
Tom Lewis MC 43 MC MC
Corey Conners 8 61 17 MC MC 33
Jordan Spieth 41 38 MC MC
Sung Kang 75 43 MC MC
Adam Long 66 74 MC 5 13 56
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC MC 46 23 MC
Francesco Molinari MC
Brandt Snedeker 43 17 MC MC
Martin Laird 1 28 65 MC 65
Doc Redman 4 MC 28 3
Si Woo Kim 17 8 37 MC 44
Alexander Noren 17 76 17 40
Brian Harman 26 28 13 37 38 12
Max Homa 34 MC MC 59
Dylan Frittelli 11 69 34 MC 33
Harry Higgs 54 21 MC 2 56
Rory Sabbatini 52 12 59
Talor Gooch 35 5 MC 37 MC 65
Matt Jones 4 52 MC 14 MC
Nate Lashley 52 MC 4 MC
Lucas Glover MC 17 65
Michael Thompson 77 65 48 59
Danny Lee 72 21 MC Wd 33
Harold Varner MC 13 29
Keegan Bradley 42 MC 4 MC MC
Branden Grace 40 MC MC MC MC 29
Mark Hubbard 41 17 MC MC MC MC 51
Zach Johnson 19 23 8
Andrew Landry 50 61 27 68
Tom Hoge 47 38 24 28 29 65
Justin Harding 30 MC MC 11 MC Wd 3
Tyler Duncan 28 28 MC 34 MC 48
Troy Merritt 40 43 MC 58 MC
Charley Hoffman MC MC 6 14 56
Scott Piercy 14 19 57 MC
Kristoffer Ventura MC MC 6 52 7
Keith Mitchell 49 MC MC 61
Luke List 53 MC MC 8 65
Henrik Norlander MC 58 4 MC MC
Andrew Putnam 21 58 53 Wd 36
Vaughn Taylor 40 MC MC MC
Stewart Cink 4 64 12 1
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC 11 14
Robby Shelton 21 34 MC MC 59
Emiliano Grillo 34 34 35 21 29
Carlos Ortiz 35 48 MC MC 46 25
Brian Stuard MC MC MC 33 3
CT Pan 52 12 61 61
Sepp Straka 21 43 MC 33 14
Peter Malnati 21 5 2 41 MC
Pat Perez Wd MC MC 21 9
Cameron Tringale MC 19 37 MC
Sam Burns 34 MC 28 7
Hudson Swafford 63 MC MC 1 56 MC
Wyndham Clark 2 13 66 MC
Matthew NeSmith 8 17 41 MC
Maverick McNealy 21 MC 17 MC 40
Austin Cook 2 MC 52
Jhonattan Vegas 59 MC MC 52
Cameron Davis 52 6 36
Denny McCarthy 4 57 6 41 MC
Patrick Rodgers 59 MC MC 11 46
Charl Schwartzel MC 32 23
Will Gordon 34 MC 53 MC 61
Scott Stallings 26 MC 6 MC
Scott Brown MC MC 56 MC
Ryan Armour 8 MC 46 MC MC
Adam Schenk 26 27 32 56 61
Russell Knox 16 MC MC 9
Chase Seiffert MC MC 17 41 MC MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 62 52 MC 46 MC MC
James Hahn 5 6 9
Chesson Hadley 16 MC MC 51 14
Aaron Wise 26 MC 17 MC
Kyle Stanley 65 MC MC 28 46
Brice Garnett 21 51 MC 61 67
Sam Ryder MC MC 52 MC
Beau Hossler 26 34 57 41 23
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC 41 MC 35
Kevin Tway 40 MC MC 41 MC
Scott Harrington MC MC MC 14 36
Chris Kirk 53 MC 64
Bo Hoag MC MC MC MC 29
Patton Kizzire 24 59 41 MC
Nick Watney MC MC MC 46
Jason Dufner 58 MC MC 29
Brian Gay 1 MC MC
Padraig Harrington 26 14 40 9 MC
Bronson Burgoon MC 58 MC
Kelly Kraft MC 46 14 MC 53
Satoshi Kodaira 35 MC MC 27
Jimmy Walker MC 46 MC
Ted Potter MC MC MC
Rob Oppenheim MC 27 MC 33 36
Luke Donald 40 66 MC MC
Grayson Murray 53 MC MC
KJ Choi MC MC MC
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC
Dawie van der Walt 30 43 50 58 46 6
Kevin Chappell MC 23 MC 56
John Huh 19
Sean O`Hair MC MC 14 MC
Greg Chalmers MC
Jamie Lovemark MC MC MC 65 56
Camilo Villegas 55 MC 23 MC 36
Hunter Mahan 65 58 MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC MC MC MC
DA Points 45 MC MC MC MC
Graham DeLaet MC MC MC MC
Kevin Stadler MC MC MC
Bo Van Pelt MC MC MC MC
Ben Willman
Kyle Hogan
David Hearn 8 MC 33 14
Kramer Hickok 8 15 MC 21 MC
Ollie Schniederjans 3 MC MC 8 MC 12

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