The Golf Club of Houston hosts the 70th Shell Houston Open.
The course is said to be in excellent shape and now we just hope Mother Nature can cooperate.
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DraftKings has plenty of ways to join the action weekly in a salary-cap-format game. Gamers pick six players on a budget of $50,000 and hope they make the cut and go low. Each week I’ll list the players who I think have the most value and give examples of potential lineups.
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What’s Spanish for “a dud”?
The best pick I gave was gut shot Martin Flores who finished T-10. The rest of my gang toiled but these weeks are no picnic.
I’m not sure how many had two 40-something veterans shooting 66 and 64 respectively on Sunday to finish 1, T-2.
I learned that no matter what’s going on in the world, just play Chris Stroud and Scott Brown and forget it.
The Masters tune-up should see another week of scoring so I’m looking for guys who trash par fives and keep the ball out of the water and bunkers. I’ll balance it out with a couple who can also roll the rock and get up-and-down as that theory works here as well.
Avoiding bogeys should also be on the short list this week as Jim Herman only made four last year en route to his first Tour win. Not many who have found the winner’s circle at GCH have been too shy off the tee either.
The weather looks dicey later in the weekend but that’s part and parcel of golf in Texas during the spring.
Check my preview if you need more details!
My lineup this week:
Jon Rahm ($10,700): He’s hit the podium the last two times out and should be ecstatic that Dustin Johnson WD this week.
Rickie Fowler ($10,000): The total package has a win, T-4, T-16 and 12th in his last four starts.
Charles Howell, III ($8,500): This should be self-explanatory from October to May. He’s collected three top 10’s in his last four at GCH.
Cameron Tringale ($7,400): His only top 10 was on another course where he’s raked in years past, Riviera. He always plays well here and in Louisiana so I’m piggybacking that angle. #HumidtyDawg.
Chris Stroud ($6,900): Born and raised down the street in between Port Arthur and Beaumont, the Texas native racked up a top 10 last week at PRO. His eye fits that course and the GCH as well as he’s found nothing worse than T-27 the last three years.
Kyle Reifers ($6,400): If I’m going panning for gold it’s easy to pick up a guy who has 13 of 16 rounds in the red here. Spot the pattern: T-49, T-21, T-11 and T-7 last year…
For those of you who need options or alternates
Check my preview for others who may fit in different price ranges as I’ve weighed in a on a bunch of dudes in there. I’ve leaned on a couple of premium players to lead the line and there are a few others I wouldn’t hesitate loading up on.
One ping. One ping only.
J.T. Poston ($6,600): He’s grinding out results and more importantly in this format, weekend appearances (7 of 8 in 2017). His T-10 last week bested his T-14 at Valspar for his best result on Tour so ride that wave!