The PGA Tour heads to Texas this week for the Houston Open. A field of 144 players will tackle the Golf Club of Houston, where the winner will claim the final spot in next week's Masters.
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Russell Henley won this event last year by three shots over Sung Kang. Here are 10 names to watch in Humble:
1. Justin Rose: Many other players have gotten more attention, but few have been as solid in recent weeks as the Englishman. Rose went T-5 and T-3 in his two starts in Florida, and after skipping last week's WGC event he returns refreshed to a course where he was T-15 a year ago. Expect him to be near the top of the rankings next week as well.
2. Phil Mickelson: Mickelson couldn't rally out of his group last week in Austin, but this is an event where he has shined having won in 2011 and finished outside the top 20 only once since. Mickelson's win in Mexico remains the highlight of a spring stretch that also included three other top-6 finishes.
3. Henrik Stenson: The Swede nearly found a way to conquer his hometown event two weeks ago at Bay Hill, and now he returns to an event where he has also come close to victory a number of times. Stenson was a runner-up here in both 2013 and 2016, plus third in 2009, showing that he has a penchant for building up some Masters momentum in the Lone Star State.
4. Rickie Fowler: Fowler appeared poised for victory at this event last year before stumbling in the final round en route to a T-3 finish. That served as his third top-10 in his last four trips to Houston, and while Fowler has been somewhat inconsistent this year his T-14 finish at Bay Hill shows that the really good stuff may be just around the corner.
5. Russell Henley: Don't sleep on the defending champ. Henley rallied to a three-shot win a year ago, his fourth straight result of T-7 or better at this event. He's more under par than any other player across that span, as his notoriously streaky putter seems to heat up once he sets foot in Humble.
6. Daniel Berger: Berger has been relatively quiet this year, but he has notched four top-15 finishes in seven starts this year and his success in Houston includes T-5 finishes in each of the last two years. Berger also finished T-25 in his tournament debut back in 2015, demonstrating a clear affinity for this week's layout.
7. Jordan Spieth: Spieth notably lost a playoff here in 2015 before winning the Masters in a rout the following week, but he has yet to fire on all cylinders this spring. It's been feast or famine for Spieth here over the last four years, with a T-13 finish in 2016 sandwiched around missed cuts in both 2014 and 2017.
8. Luke List: List was the last player into the field last week in Austin, and there's reason to think he'll pick up more world ranking points this week. List lost a playoff at the Honda, tied for seventh at Bay Hill and his Houston record is highlighted by a T-3 finish last year when he shot a 65 in the third round.
9. Charles Howell III: It wouldn't be spring without Howell flirting for a late spot in the Masters. The Augusta native won his group last week in Austin and tied for 14th the week before at Bay Hill, barely missing out on qualification via the OWGR. Now he'll have to win his way in, but he's cracked the top 10 in three of his last five trips to Houston.
10. Keegan Bradley: Another big name who needs to win to make the trip next week to Augusta National. The former PGA champ has slowly turned his game around this spring, with a T-5 finish at Torrey Pines and top-35s in both Florida stops. He's been a Houston staple since 2011, with four top-15s over the last six years.