Shell Houston Open 2018: Form stats ahead of this week's PGA Tour event in Texas

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Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's Shell Houston Open in Texas ...

"Justin Rose has played extremely well for the past seven months, during which time his 15 starts have produced three victories worldwide, plus 10 other top-10s"

The countdown to The Masters continues, as the PGA Tour remains routed in Texas for this week's Shell Houston Open.

First staged 72 years ago, this long-standing event has been played over the Tournament Course, at the Golf Club of Houston, since 2006.

Opened in August 2005, the Tournament Course can be found 16 miles north-east of downtown Houston, and five miles from George Bush International Airport.

In a bid to attract golf's leading players, tournament organisers have made a conscious effort over the years to provide a course that will replicate many of the conditions the competitors will face when they travel to Augusta National next week.

Fast, smooth putting surfaces, as well as finely cut slopes and banks around the greens, are just some of the features which officials will try to provide for those who tee-up this Thursday.

Laid out in woodland, and open to the public, the course will attempt to scrutinise the short games of all those heading to Georgia the following week.

And similar to Augusta National, water and sand is likely to play a significant role during this week's proceedings.

Water comes into play on around half of the holes, with sizeable bunkers being another feature of this Rees Jones/David Toms-designed layout.

Austin Stay-Aways

Last week's matchplay absentees, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson, all tee-up on Thursday.

Fowler was tied-for-third 12 months ago, while Stenson has stood on the podium three times at the Tournament Course since 2009.

Rose, meanwhile, has played extremely well for the past seven months during which time his 15 starts have produced three victories worldwide, and 10 other top-10s.

Defending Champion

Last year's winner Russell Henley has a brilliant record at this venue. His last four visits have all yielded top-seven finishes.

Henley also registered highly in three of the main tournament categories last year. He was inside the top six for both Driving Accuracy and Greens in Regulation, while finishing top of the Putting stats.

Another former champion, Phil Mickelson, combines a good course history, with great current form.

Leftie followed up his 2011 triumph with five straight top-20s and, during the current calendar year, his most recent four strokeplay starts have all ended in top-six finishes, including a victory at the WGC event in Mexico.

Texan Star

The only member of the world's top 10 to make the journey from Austin to Houston this week is Texas resident Jordan Spieth.

The 24-year-old from Dallas is yet to post a top-six finish during 2018, but is certainly not performing badly.

Three other golfers to keep an eye on are Daniel Berger, Luke List and Keegan Bradley.

World No 37 Berger has had back-to-back top-fives in Houston; List - who lost a play-off to Justin Thomas in Florida last month - was third here last year; while Bradley is another course specialist who is inside the top-25 for both Driving Accuracy and Greens in Regulation on the PGA Tour this season.

Most PGA Tour Top-25s in Texas since start of 2012

14: Matt Kuchar
13: Ryan Palmer
12: Jordan Spieth
9: Jason Dufner
9: John Huh
9: Phil Mickelson
9: Scott Piercy
8: Bud Cauley
8: Charles Howell
8: Chris Kirk
7: Keegan Bradley
7: Danny Lee
7: Chris Stroud

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut


Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1
Jordan Spieth 17 MC 14 9 20 MC 18 9
Justin Rose 3 5 37 8 22
Rickie Fowler 14 37 MC 11 MC 4
Henrik Stenson 4 MC 60 6 8
Phil Mickelson 17 1 6 2 5 45 MC
Matt Kuchar 9 40 58 26 62 5 32
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 36 3 29 26 26 6 40
Daniel Berger 59 14 29 MC 11 14 11
Tony Finau 17 MC 27 2 MC 6 32
Thomas Pieters 52 37 13 68 32 5
Jason Dufner 17 MC 55 17 36 18 11
Chez Reavie 29 MC 52 73 2 2 36 18
Jhonattan Vegas 52 20 72 MC MC 11 7
Yuta Ikeda 29 MC 46 39 35 MC
Russell Henley 36 58 24 15 MC MC 17
James Hahn 36 58 14 26 11 45 36 2
Peter Uihlein 17 66 37 MC 26 52 MC 17 MC
Ian Poulter 5 41 MC MC 52 6 MC
Charles Howell 9 14 40 MC 37 6 20 32
Luke List 59 7 16 2 26 26 12 MC MC
Shubhankar Sharma 59 7 9 MC MC 1 61 48
Keegan Bradley 36 26 31 49 MC 43 5 39
Bill Haas 49 26 54 MC MC
Chesson Hadley 49 MC MC 35 5 23 42
Emiliano Grillo 50 26 6 8 57 12 47
Brandt Snedeker MC 31 MC 20 23 45 MC
Shane Lowry MC 49 49 MC 43 65 MC
Byeong Hun An 14 MC 5 23 6 40
Martin Kaymer Wd 53 19 27
Lee Westwood 40 11 MC MC
JB Holmes 41 46 49 60 MC MC 4
Jamie Lovemark 41 16 7 26 52 MC MC
Lucas Glover 49 74 17 MC 43 67 29
Sung Kang 58 73 MC 16 MC 69 63
Russell Knox 73 16 MC 15 MC 29 29 10
Ryan Palmer 28 MC MC 2 20 58
Sean O`Hair 7 12 MC 64 73 69 50 MC
Jason Kokrak MC 8 20 35 31 8 47
William McGirt 26 16 33 MC 26 MC 65
Grayson Murray 14 MC MC 8 70 75 14 22
Bud Cauley 14 MC Wd 20 MC 58 14
Steve Stricker 12 26 31
Scott Piercy 60 MC 17 20 MC 6 25
Kevin Streelman 41 MC 41 6 40 29 29
Patrick Rodgers 22 7 59 33 26 8 MC MC Wd
Scott Stallings MC 31 29 4 7 23 MC MC
Whee Kim MC 49 MC MC MC MC MC
Scott Brown MC 64 46 MC MC MC 63 65
Chris Kirk 13 49 33 MC 11 35 MC 10
Ryan Armour 77 40 MC 64 20 MC MC 39 20
Danny Lee MC MC Wd MC MC 58 MC MC
Chris Stroud 33 MC 35 MC 69 MC 11
CT Pan 41 MC 17 MC 62 35 MC
Mackenzie Hughes 54 MC 59 MC MC MC MC MC
Harold Varner 45 78 72 60 38 MC MC MC
Tom Hoge 26 MC MC 53 MC MC 12 57 3
Padraig Harrington MC MC MC 64 MC MC
Rory Sabbatini 43 5 17 72 31 20 69 32
Kelly Kraft 3 31 8 63 MC MC MC MC
Aaron Wise 41 68 33 MC 15 MC 17 MC
Sam Saunders MC 49 MC 26 26 8 25
Robert Streb MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 66 MC
Brandon Harkins 36 MC 41 15 MC 12 8 25
Nick Taylor MC MC 41 MC 52 75 20
Talor Gooch 26 MC MC 20 MC 51 67 18
Beau Hossler 66 MC MC 43 17 35 20 MC
Brice Garnett 1 31 MC MC 35 35 63 MC
Harris English 5 22 MC 33 MC MC 8 11 64
Brian Stuard 36 MC MC MC MC 65 MC 4
Robert Garrigus MC 31 MC MC 52 8 57
Aaron Baddeley 49 14 55 26 MC MC
John Huh 26 MC 24 26 38 45 3 MC
Kevin Tway 28 58 MC MC MC 57 35 69
Morgan Hoffmann 49 Wd MC MC MC
Alex Cejka MC 40 Wd 75 Wd MC 50
Abraham Ancer 13 16 52 MC 68 20 76 MC
Dominic Bozzelli 31 13 26 MC MC MC 39
Martin Piller MC MC 67 67 MC MC 3 MC
Vaughn Taylor 59 20 55 11 MC 76
Rob Oppenheim 35 MC MC 47 MC 42 MC
Chad Campbell 31 MC 49 43 MC MC MC
Derek Fathauer MC MC 13 16 62 48 MC 36
Ben Silverman MC MC 53 MC 48 67 77 MC
Jonas Blixt 41 MC MC MC MC 31
Matt Jones 28 MC MC MC 39
Jonathan Randolph MC 68 MC 66 MC Wd 39
Martin Flores 13 77 74 MC 21 35 MC
Adam Schenk 35 59 29 53 MC MC MC 39
Stephan Jaeger 54 49 MC MC 43 MC MC 54
Jonathan Byrd 54 62 MC MC 25
Nate Lashley 28 MC MC MC 29 39
Rod Pampling 59 47 MC MC
Smylie Kaufman MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 69 MC
Tom Lovelady 5 MC 17 MC MC 45 29 MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 72 28 68 68 26 69 MC 36 58
Ryan Blaum 16 MC 60 73 MC MC 10
Sam Ryder MC 68 68 MC 50 58
Nicholas Lindheim MC Wd MC MC MC 32
Richy Werenski 45 MC MC MC MC MC 29 MC
DA Points MC MC MC MC MC MC 73 33
Xin Jun Zhang 5 MC MC MC 43 MC MC 25
Nick Watney 59 33 47 26 58 50
JT Poston 19 68 73 MC
Retief Goosen 35 MC MC 53 MC 12 20
Michael Thompson 24 MC MC
Cody Gribble MC MC MC MC 70 35 MC
Lanto Griffin 28 MC MC 12 MC 58
Seamus Power 5 MC MC MC MC 11 54
Michael Kim 43 MC 57 MC MC 23 50 MC
Keith Mitchell 2 MC 47 63 69 25
Geoff Ogilvy 22 MC MC MC MC MC
Blayne Barber 16 MC 67 MC 67
Cameron Tringale MC MC MC 47 MC 58 MC MC
Troy Merritt 35 MC 49 41 8 MC MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC MC MC 24 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Andrew Putnam 5 MC MC MC 54 17 69
Shawn Stefani 13 MC MC MC MC MC
Kyle Thompson MC MC MC MC MC
Johnson Wagner 70 55 MC MC
Camilo Villegas MC MC 68 MC 57 77 MC
Marty Dou Ze Cheng MC MC MC 55 MC MC MC
Conrad Shindler MC MC MC MC MC 47
Bronson Burgoon MC MC 47 MC 42 MC
Greg Chalmers MC MC 17 68 MC MC MC MC
Ben Crane 45 74 MC 42
Matt Atkins 22 56 MC MC MC MC
Andrew Yun MC* MC MC MC MC MC
JJ Henry 65 74 MC MC MC 23 MC MC
Corey Conners 13 16 59 MC 29 50 39
Roberto Diaz MC 39 33 MC 72 MC 47
Joel Dahmen 13 33 MC 55 MC MC 73
Ethan Tracy 54 MC MC MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez 22 68 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Ernie Els 49 64 MC MC MC MC 31
Jon Curran MC MC MC MC
Peter Malnati MC 49 MC 35 MC MC MC MC
Steve Wheatcroft 28 MC MC MC MC
Hunter Mahan 35 MC MC MC 69 42
Denny McCarthy 4 MC 66 MC MC
KJ Choi 5 MC MC 26 MC MC MC
Brett Stegmaier 60 MC MC 57 MC
Matt Every 35 MC 68 66 MC MC MC MC 69 75
Andrew Loupe MC MC MC MC
Kris Blanks
Bob Estes 49 MC
Bobby Gates MC
JJ Wood
Paul Dunne 5 55 MC MC 19
KJ Choi 5 MC MC 26 MC MC MC
Seung Su Han 5 13 4 58 29 27
Ricky Barnes 60 62 MC MC 20 MC
Trey Mullinax 22 8 47 MC 57
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Jordan Spieth MC 13 2 MC 50
Justin Rose 15 37 14 52
Rickie Fowler 3 10 71 6 63 65
Henrik Stenson MC 2 54 2 21 3
Phil Mickelson 55 13 17 12 16 4 1 35 MC 23
Matt Kuchar MC 70 2 8 8
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 4
Daniel Berger 5 5 25
Tony Finau 34 MC 42
Thomas Pieters
Jason Dufner 12 77
Chez Reavie MC 7 37 31 MC* MC MC 34
Jhonattan Vegas 15 19 55 72 47 MC
Yuta Ikeda
Russell Henley 1 5 4 7 45
James Hahn 49 MC 36 56
Peter Uihlein 23 MC
Ian Poulter MC
Charles Howell 39 7 5 MC 10 19 MC 58 47
Luke List 3 27 MC
Shubhankar Sharma
Keegan Bradley 15 MC 5 43 10 4 51
Bill Haas MC 37 10 MC MC
Chesson Hadley 38 50
Emiliano Grillo
Brandt Snedeker MC MC
Shane Lowry MC MC
Byeong Hun An
Martin Kaymer MC MC MC 42
Lee Westwood MC MC MC 17 10 21 30 8 11
JB Holmes MC 1 12 8 42 2
Jamie Lovemark MC* 18 MC 51 Wd
Lucas Glover MC 57 MC MC MC* MC 55 31 14
Sung Kang 2 69 MC
Russell Knox MC
Ryan Palmer MC 38 7 MC 21 MC MC 19
Sean O`Hair 49 10 Wd Wd 42
Jason Kokrak MC* 68 MC MC 9 MC
William McGirt MC MC MC* MC MC
Grayson Murray 55
Bud Cauley MC 16 8
Steve Stricker MC 24 38 36 4 MC 11
Scott Piercy 19 10 21 42 72 42
Kevin Streelman 49 MC 42 MC MC MC 14
Patrick Rodgers MC
Scott Stallings MC MC MC MC 45 MC
Whee Kim MC 64 25
Scott Brown MC* 71 37 MC
Chris Kirk 65 22 2
Ryan Armour 14
Danny Lee 20 MC 36
Chris Stroud MC 27 17 12 38 MC* MC MC 31 MC
CT Pan MC
Mackenzie Hughes 23
Harold Varner 23 MC
Tom Hoge 65 65
Padraig Harrington MC 67 MC MC* 8 40 26 26
Rory Sabbatini
Kelly Kraft MC 50
Aaron Wise
Sam Saunders 20 65
Robert Streb 34 MC 22
Brandon Harkins
Nick Taylor 44 46 MC
Talor Gooch
Beau Hossler 39
Brice Garnett MC 7
Harris English 61 57 50 18
Brian Stuard MC MC MC*
Robert Garrigus 20 Wd 61 66 64 62
Aaron Baddeley 15 MC MC MC 31 MC 4 50 MC 14
John Huh 39 MC 17 37 MC 14
Kevin Tway
Morgan Hoffmann 39 MC MC
Alex Cejka Dq Wd 11 36 50 64 MC
Abraham Ancer
Dominic Bozzelli
Martin Piller MC
Vaughn Taylor 23 MC 21 30 2 49 MC
Rob Oppenheim
Chad Campbell 34 MC MC 60 47 13 25 49 2
Derek Fathauer MC* MC* MC MC
Ben Silverman
Jonas Blixt MC MC* 25 MC MC 29
Matt Jones 49 MC MC 1 38 MC MC MC
Jonathan Randolph MC
Martin Flores MC MC 17 MC MC MC
Adam Schenk
Stephan Jaeger
Jonathan Byrd MC 19 MC MC 14
Nate Lashley
Rod Pampling 29 23
Smylie Kaufman MC MC
Tom Lovelady
Tyrone Van Aswegen 55 52 71
Ryan Blaum 34
Sam Ryder
Nicholas Lindheim
Richy Werenski MC*
DA Points 23 MC* MC MC 1 MC 60 62 14
Xin Jun Zhang
Nick Watney MC 25 27
JT Poston 55
Retief Goosen MC 66 7 MC 60
Michael Thompson 12 67 61 MC MC 24
Cody Gribble 65 42
Lanto Griffin
Seamus Power
Michael Kim 12 27
Keith Mitchell
Geoff Ogilvy 23 46 MC MC MC 6 2
Blayne Barber 44 MC 57
Cameron Tringale MC* 57 5 4 16 8 73
Troy Merritt 55 MC 42 MC
Tyler Duncan
Andrew Putnam 25 MC
Shawn Stefani MC MC 25 5 MC 36
Kyle Thompson MC
Johnson Wagner 49 13 2 MC MC 29 36 71 MC 1
Camilo Villegas MC 43 MC 42
Marty Dou Ze Cheng
Conrad Shindler
Bronson Burgoon
Greg Chalmers MC 69 MC 8 MC
Ben Crane 68 MC 37 43 4 29 24 25 MC 20
Matt Atkins
Andrew Yun
JJ Henry 61 MC* 57 72 MC MC 19 25 42 26
Corey Conners
Roberto Diaz
Joel Dahmen
Ethan Tracy
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC 75
Ernie Els MC 38 57 43 12 51 44 14
Jon Curran 70 MC 31
Peter Malnati MC MC
Steve Wheatcroft 52 MC 22 63 MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC 25 31 MC 1 8 MC 6 MC
Denny McCarthy
KJ Choi MC MC 50 MC 11
Brett Stegmaier MC Wd
Matt Every 65 MC* MC MC MC
Andrew Loupe 10 46 MC
Kris Blanks MC* 57 MC
Bob Estes MC 38 MC 44 74 6
Bobby Gates MC MC MC MC
JJ Wood
Paul Dunne
KJ Choi MC MC 50 MC 11
Seung Su Han
Ricky Barnes MC* Wd MC 43 69 67 40 MC
Trey Mullinax MC
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