HUMBLE, Texas – It might not finish on schedule, but the stage is set for a wet and wild conclusion to the Shell Houston Open. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into the finale at the Golf Club of Houston, where Sung Kang holds a three-shot lead:
• Kang, 29, has never won before on the PGA Tour. His best finish in 94 career starts came at the now-defunct Disney tournament, where he tied for third in 2011.
• Kang has never played in the Masters but would earn the final invite with a victory, along with a Tour exemption through the 2018-19 season.
• Kang tied the course record with a second-round 63, and his 17-under total ties the tournament’s 54-hole scoring record set by Louis Oosthuizen in 2012.
• Fowler is used to being in the chase position. Of his four career victories on Tour, three have come after he trailed entering the final round.
• Fowler has made a career-high 22 birdies through the first 54 holes. His previous high came at The Players in 2012, when he made 19 birdies through the first three rounds.
• Russell Henley is alone in third at 13 under, four shots back. He is eyeing his first win since 2014 and fourth straight finish of T-7 or better at this event.
• Four players have gone on to win the Masters after winning the week prior, but Phil Mickelson (2006) is the only player to accomplish the feat since 1989.