Houston Open 2021: Form stats as the PGA Tour tees-up in Texas

Memorial Park stages the Vivint Houston Open for a second straight season
Memorial Park: One of the most highly-rated public courses in Texas

Memorial Park welcomes the PGA Tour for a second straight season. Words and form stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"Perhaps the best players to watch are those with something still to prove, such as Scottie Scheffler who is yet to register a maiden PGA Tour title. The world No 21 enjoyed a Ryder Cup high in September but awaits individual success and will be keen to make his breakthrough in his home state."

With the golfing year slowly drawing to a close, the PGA Tour travels to Texas for the fifth and final time in 2021.

This week's Vivint Houston Open is one of the longest-running top tier professional tournaments in American golf.

First staged in 1946, this year's instalment will be the 74th and returns to Memorial Park for a second straight year.

On the tee

The biggest name on the entry list is four-time major champ Brooks Koepka.

However, despite playing a key role in rejuvenating and renovating the course to PGA Tour standards a couple of years ago, the world No 15's form is hardly scintillating.

Koepka, by his own high standards, hasn't played well since July, and is without a single top-20 finish in seven outings.

At this time of year it's hard to judge the motivation of the pros heading into run of the mill tournaments such as these.

Unlike the European Tour, which reaches a climax in Dubai next week, its American equivalent is merely winding down ahead of a seven-week break over Christmas and New Year.

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Perhaps the best players to watch are those with something still to prove, such as Scottie Scheffler who is yet to register a maiden PGA Tour title.

The world No 21 enjoyed a Ryder Cup high in September but awaits individual success and will be keen to make his breakthrough in his home state. He was fourth in Mexico on Sunday.

Matthew Wolff is already a winner but after a poor 12 months, finally discovered some recent good form in Nevada (2nd) and Mexico (T-5th) - and will want to keep that going this weekend.

Finally, two other in-form players are defending champion Carlos Ortiz and Taylor Gooch.

Ortiz was runner-up on home soil at the weekend, while Gooch has posted four straight top-12 finishes. He too awaits a first PGA Tour trophy.

Course details

Memorial Park is a leading public course located in one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

Starting out as a nine-hole venue, the site was completely re-designed by John Bredemus in 1936 and has staged the Houston Open 15 times.

It made its tournament debut in 1947, was host for 13 straight years from 1951, before returning to the schedule 12 months ago after almost six decades out of the spotlight.

The course was renovated 26 years ago, at a cost of $7m, and it was here where former PGA Championship winner Dave Marr learned to play golf.

And with the PGA Tour returning to Memorial Park in 2020, some more renovations were carried out under the watchful eyes of architect Tom Doak and Koepka.

This included the widening of some fairways, although the rough was toughened up to compensate.

The comprehensive redesign brought ravines and water into play, while reducing the number of bunkers from 54 to 19.

Located three miles west of downtown Houston, and approximately 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Memorial Park is a parkland layout which covers an area of 250 acres.

It has Bermuda grass fairways and undulating putting surfaces which are slightly larger than the PGA Tour average.

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

However, with many of the ravines now coming into play more, the potential damage to a scorecard is far greater than it may appear at first glance.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

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Last 10 Weeks / Memorial Park (2020)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W45 W44 W43 W42 W41 W40 W39 W38 W37 W36
Tony Finau 45 45 24
Brooks Koepka MC 38 67 30
Tyrrell Hatton 40 18 2 MC
Sam Burns 5 14 1 17
Cameron Smith 9 17
Patrick Reed 56 2 68 MC 17
Sung Jae Im 9 1 31 23
Scottie Scheffler 4 38 MC 17
Jason Kokrak 54 MC 11
Joaquin Niemann 5 28 45 40 29
Matthew Wolff 5 2 17
Max Homa 72 1
Marc Leishman 38 3 4
Lee Westwood 71
Adam Scott 5 35 14
Ryan Palmer 27 44 MC
Shane Lowry MC 54 4 17
Carlos Ortiz 2 Wd 25 47 MC
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 15 57 5 3
Stewart Cink 49 MC 26
Mackenzie Hughes 4 25 35
Brian Harman MC 72 MC
Ian Poulter MC 18 MC MC
Cameron Tringale MC 2 59 56 11 22
Talor Gooch 11 5 11 4
Erik van Rooyen 48 25 MC 16
Russell Henley 56 25 21
Branden Grace 7 68 27 12 MC
Kevin Streelman MC 49 47 31
Charley Hoffman MC 28 68 44 39 22
Sebastian Munoz 4 49 MC MC MC
Aaron Wise 15 5 8 26
Cameron Davis 64 27 MC
Maverick McNealy 11 25 38 MC 2
Emiliano Grillo MC 73 18 47 39 MC
Harold Varner MC 32 11 16
Jhonattan Vegas MC 54 14
Jason Day 64
Gary Woodland MC 9 MC
Lanto Griffin 7 6 MC 66
Guillermo Pereira MC 30 40 31 3
Keith Mitchell 56 3 MC MC
Seamus Power 11 12 21 MC
Joel Dahmen 45 24 51
Dylan Frittelli MC 22 MC 39 MC
Danny Willett 27 MC 21 1 MC 71
Harry Higgs 39 9 27 MC
Aaron Rai 15 62 25 MC MC MC 14 41
Stephan Jaeger MC 20 MC 26 MC
Taylor Moore 24 17 MC
Martin Laird 22 11 MC
Tom Hoge 56 17 32 14 MC 36
Cameron Young MC 2 MC MC
Robert Streb 62 9 27 MC
CT Pan 45 57 11 6
Andrew Putnam 64 39 11 MC 30
Henrik Norlander 45 18 65 4
Greyson Sigg 33 22 47 MC 30 MC
Adam Schenk MC 28 3 MC 51
Hudson Swafford 33 32 56 MC MC
JT Poston MC MC MC MC
Adam Long 22 25 MC 29 MC
Matthias Schwab 51 15 MC 12 8
Henrik Stenson MC 30 15
Zach Johnson MC MC MC
Chad Ramey 17 14 63 MC 11
David Lipsky MC MC 4 MC 22 Wd
Luke List MC 7 MC 17 51
Kramer Hickok MC 30 57 MC MC
Richy Werenski MC 47 MC
Adam Svensson 45 22 MC MC 51 27
Joseph Bramlett MC MC MC 58 42 1
Brandt Snedeker 56 MC MC MC
Sepp Straka 33 51 66 MC MC MC
Jim Herman MC 42
Scott Stallings MC 5 MC MC 6
Chez Reavie 33 MC MC 28
James Hahn 27 15 MC MC
Brandon Hagy 51 54 56 58 MC
Sam Ryder MC 7 MC 51 58
Francesco Molinari MC 67 35 52
Nick Taylor 33 MC 47 MC 64
Taylor Pendrith MC 5 47 39 36 20
Hank Lebioda MC MC MC MC
Roger Sloan MC 71 MC 14 MC
Andrew Landry 7 MC 4 MC
Scott Piercy 40 MC MC 11
Doc Redman 45 75 MC 56 MC
Pat Perez MC 44 Wd MC
Wyndham Clark 25 56 MC 30
Trey Mullinax MC 56 4 MC 2
Matthew NeSmith MC 48 14 MC 51
Brian Stuard 27 MC MC MC MC
Kyle Stanley MC 35 MC MC
Peter Malnati MC 7 74 MC 51 22
Denny McCarthy 15 39 MC 17 MC
Graeme McDowell MC 12 71 22 49
Nate Lashley MC 35 17 16
Peter Uihlein 34 47 48
Russell Knox MC 12 MC 29 58
Paul Barjon 39 42
Brice Garnett MC MC 56 MC
Lee Hodges 71 27 45 MC 4
Joshua Creel MC MC 8
Sung Kang MC 48 32 27 65 47
Anirban Lahiri 40 MC 64 MC
Chesson Hadley 62 27 45 MC
Brandon Wu 34 MC MC MC MC
Vincent Whaley 64 7 65 MC 41
Max McGreevy 62 MC MC 8
Jimmy Walker MC 24 45
Bronson Burgoon MC MC 16
Nick Watney MC 46 56 2 30
Dylan Wu 46 MC 47 MC
JJ Spaun 27 7 35 68 MC
Davis Riley MC 7 56 MC MC
John Huh 15 63 MC 7
Tyler McCumber 62 MC MC MC
Alex Smalley 12 47 31 MC 15
Jared Wolfe MC MC MC MC
Brian Gay MC 12 Wd MC
Tyler Duncan 45 14 MC
Sahith Theegala 74 MC 8 47 6
Dawie van der Walt MC MC 22 15
Jason Dufner MC 42
Callum Tarren Dq MC MC MC
Kevin Tway 56 MC MC 30
Scott Gutschewski 39 MC 51 52
Bill Haas 45 52 72 MC MC
MJ Daffue 27
Kelly Kraft Wd Wd MC MC 33
Chris Stroud MC MC
Seung-Yul Noh 30 Wd MC MC 71
Shawn Stefani MC
Chase Koepka
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC MC
Cameron Sisk
Gilbert Mendez
Player 2020
Tony Finau 24
Brooks Koepka 5
Tyrrell Hatton 7
Sam Burns 7
Cameron Smith
Patrick Reed
Sung Jae Im 50
Scottie Scheffler 32
Jason Kokrak
Joaquin Niemann
Matthew Wolff
Max Homa 48
Marc Leishman
Lee Westwood MC
Adam Scott 32
Ryan Palmer
Shane Lowry 11
Carlos Ortiz 1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Stewart Cink MC
Mackenzie Hughes 7
Brian Harman 24
Ian Poulter
Cameron Tringale 29
Talor Gooch 4
Erik van Rooyen 20
Russell Henley 29
Branden Grace MC
Kevin Streelman MC
Charley Hoffman 29
Sebastian Munoz
Aaron Wise 11
Cameron Davis 68
Maverick McNealy 20
Emiliano Grillo MC
Harold Varner 15
Jhonattan Vegas 44
Jason Day 7
Gary Woodland
Lanto Griffin 58
Guillermo Pereira
Keith Mitchell MC
Seamus Power
Joel Dahmen
Dylan Frittelli MC
Danny Willett Wd
Harry Higgs
Aaron Rai
Stephan Jaeger
Taylor Moore
Martin Laird MC
Tom Hoge MC
Cameron Young
Robert Streb
CT Pan 58
Andrew Putnam MC
Henrik Norlander MC
Greyson Sigg
Adam Schenk MC
Hudson Swafford MC
JT Poston 20
Adam Long 11
Matthias Schwab
Henrik Stenson MC
Zach Johnson 50
Chad Ramey
David Lipsky
Luke List MC
Kramer Hickok 58
Richy Werenski
Adam Svensson
Joseph Bramlett
Brandt Snedeker 44
Sepp Straka 5
Jim Herman
Scott Stallings MC
Chez Reavie
James Hahn 50
Brandon Hagy
Sam Ryder MC
Francesco Molinari 15
Nick Taylor
Taylor Pendrith
Hank Lebioda
Roger Sloan
Andrew Landry MC
Scott Piercy 32
Doc Redman 61
Pat Perez MC
Wyndham Clark MC
Trey Mullinax
Matthew NeSmith MC
Brian Stuard 50
Kyle Stanley
Peter Malnati
Denny McCarthy 38
Graeme McDowell 44
Nate Lashley 38
Peter Uihlein
Russell Knox 15
Paul Barjon
Brice Garnett 50
Lee Hodges
Joshua Creel
Sung Kang MC
Anirban Lahiri
Chesson Hadley
Brandon Wu
Vincent Whaley
Max McGreevy
Jimmy Walker MC
Bronson Burgoon MC
Nick Watney
Dylan Wu
JJ Spaun
Davis Riley
John Huh 48
Tyler McCumber
Alex Smalley
Jared Wolfe
Brian Gay
Tyler Duncan MC
Sahith Theegala
Dawie van der Walt 20
Jason Dufner MC
Callum Tarren
Kevin Tway MC
Scott Gutschewski
Bill Haas
MJ Daffue
Kelly Kraft MC
Chris Stroud
Seung-Yul Noh
Shawn Stefani
Chase Koepka
Martin Trainer MC
Cameron Sisk
Gilbert Mendez

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