With World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, two-time U.S. Open champ Brooks Koepka, and former World No. 1 Jason Day heading up a robust area, the 73rd Houston Open might be breaking noteworthy new floor in a few weeks.
The Nov. 5-8 occasion encompasses a new course in Memorial Park, a brand new sponsor — Vivint Good Houses, Inc. — and a novel new idea for 2020 — a dwell gallery. It will likely be the primary match in the US with followers in attendance since COVID 19 shut down the PGA Tour in March.
Slotted the week forward of the Masters, the Houston Open, will supply a primary take a look at Memorial Park since its two-year, $34 million makeover. The makeover and the match’s very existence might be traced to the heavy involvement of Astros proprietor Jim Crane and the Astros golf basis.
By way of an settlement labored out between the PGA Tour and Dr. David Perse, the Chief Medical Officer of the Metropolis of Houston, 2,000 followers might be allowed to attend the match every day. Tickets went on sale right this moment on the match web site — HoustonOpenGolf.com
Price is $79 for Thursday, Nov. 5, and $109 for every of the subsequent three days. Included with every ticket might be meals and drinks from designated on-course venues. Alcohol is just not included. Everybody on the grounds might be required to put on a masks always. Solely exceptions are when consuming and consuming.
PNG exes Chris Stroud and Andrew Landry are each anticipated to be within the 132-player area.
Landry is a part of a choose 78-player area for this week’s Zozo Championship being performed at Sherwood Nation Membership in Thousand Oaks, California. The match was moved to the US from Japan attributable to COVID 19 considerations.
Landry is coming off a 61st-place tie final week within the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek. After a robust 71-69 begin, Landry faltered on the weekend with rounds of 74-77. He pocketed $18,720. …
Terry Dunahoe, a retired member of the PAPD, shot his age for the primary time ever final Tuesday at Babe Zaharias. Dunahoe fired a three-under-par 69. The spherical was witnessed by Ronnie Plessala.
Top-of-the-line native golf tales of 2020 was the success of the Fourth Annual Tee Off For the YMCA Fundraiser performed final Friday at Babe Zaharias. With COVID-19 considerations diluting and generally forcing match cancellations, the YMCA occasion opted to go ahead and ended up netting $55,646.44.
A complete of 26 groups participated within the tourney, with the foursome of Dustin Loden, Taylor Sims, Ruston Kennedy and Probability Lemoine profitable with a 57. Closest to the pin winners have been Chris Forster (No. 2, No. 7), Cricket Owen (No. 12) and David Guarnere (No. 15). Mike Herod claimed the lengthy drive prize.
Large information within the Monday Senior 50 Plus 2-ball at Zaharias was a private string of six consecutive birdies by Joe Gongora of Port Arthur. Gongora used the birdie run to shoot 70 and assist a crew that included Dwayne Morvant, Rick Pritchett and Bobby Kimball to a back-nine tie at minus-3.
Additionally taking pictures minus-3 on the again, after profitable the entrance with minus 4, was the foursome of Craig Geoffroy, Bobby Wactor, Larry Johnson and Artwork Turner.
The crew of James Shipley, Don MacNeil, Pritchett and Dixon Conn posted minus-3 to win the entrance within the Tremendous Saturday 2-ball at Zaharias. Minus-3 was additionally the profitable rating on the again for the crew of Adam Noel, Earl Richard, Thad Borne and Everest Baker.
All factors rely was the format for the Wednesday Babe Zaharias DogFight. Inserting first with 29 factors was the crew of James Vercher, Morvant, Keith Marshall and Dwayne Benoit. Second with 25 factors was the foursome of Gary Hanan, Ron Mistrot, Pritchett and Larry Foster. …
Closest to the pin winners have been Morvant (No. 2, 5 ft, 2 inches), Robert Stansbury (No. 7, 14-2), Richard (No. 12, 14-8) and Kenny Robbins (No. 15, 3-2), Morvant was the day’s medalist with a 73.
Henry Shavlan shot an 81 Sunday to win Boys 15-18 within the PGA Junior Tour match at Babe Zaharias. Different flight winners included Tyler Davis (89 in Boys 13-14), Brent Mauer (83 in Boys 11-12), Hannah Newell (82 in Ladies 15-18), Mattie Purgahn (83 in Ladies 13-14) and London Fowlkes (77 in Ladies 11-12). …
Callaway Golf is internet hosting a tour-style becoming occasion from 1 to five p.m. Friday on the follow tee at Babe Zaharias. Anybody focused on signing up can achieve this by accessing www.callawaygolf.com and going to TourFitExperienceSignup. For extra data name the Zaharias golf store at 409-722-8286.
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