Shell Houston Open Field: Spieth, Stenson Headline In Texas


The Shell Houston Open tees off this week on the Golf Club of Houston’s Tournament Course with an all-star, international player field that includes four of the top-10 ranked players in the world.

Defending champion Jim Herman will face nine former Shell Houston Open champions and No. 5 Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who finished second in 2016 only one stroke behind Herman.

This the 26th and final tournament with Shell Oil Company as the title sponsor and is the 69th PGA TOUR event hosted by the Houston Golf Association. The Houston Open is the 10th longest running event on the schedule.

The 2017 tournament will once again showcase the event’s rich heritage, elite field, strong fan engagement and deep community roots and maintain this legendary PGA TOUR event’s iconic status in golf.

2017 Field Summary

Top 10 in the World Rankings

  • Henrik Stenson (No. 5)
  • Jordan Spieth (No. 6)
  • Adam Scott (No. 8)
  • Rickie Fowler (No. 9)

Top 30 World-Ranked Players

  • Patrick Reed (No. 12)
  • Justin Rose (No. 13)
  • Phil Mickelson (No. 18)
  • Matt Kuchar (No. 20)
  • Jimmy Walker (No. 22)
  • Jon Rahm (No. 25)
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello (No. 26)

Former Shell Houston Open Champions

  • Jim Herman (2016)
  • J.B. Holmes (2015)
  • Matt Jones (2014)
  • D.A. Points (2013)
  • Hunter Mahan (2012)
  • Phil Mickelson (2011)
  • Johnson Wagner (2008)
  • Adam Scott (2007)
  • Stuart Appleby (2006, 1999)
  • Robert Allenby (2000)

Credits: Shell Houston Open Communications, Getty Images


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