PGA DFS First Look: Houston Open

The PGA First Look is complete with a course preview, odds, salaries, Official World Golf Rankings, and course history.

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Cut Rule: The top 65 and ties move on after the first two rounds.

Recent Winners of this Event: Ian Poulter (2018), Russell Henley (2017), Jim Herman (2016), J.B. Holmes (2015), Matt Jones (2014)

Key Statistics (In Order of Importance)

1) Strokes Gained Approach
2) Bogey Avoidance
3) Strokes Gained Off the Tee
4) Birdie or Better %
5) Proximity

Salaries, Odds, and Course History (2014-2018)

Golfer DK FD FDT YH Odds DK % +/- FD % +/- FDT % +/- YH % +/- Cuts 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Henrik Stenson $11,400 $11,900 $17,900 $47 9 0% 0% 0% 0% 3/4 6 120 2 500 54
Brian Harman $10,600 $10,900 $15,800 $36 21 33% 50% 0% 80% 2/4 500 114 52 108 58
Cameron Champ $10,800 $11,100 $15,800 $40 22 -50% -50% -50% 0% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Daniel Berger $10,400 $11,000 $15,800 $37 22 0% -33% -100% 33% 4/4 18 5 5 25 500
Russell Henley $10,100 $10,500 $15,600 $31 26 0% 29% 0% 81% 5/5 8 1 5 4 7
Scottie Scheffler $9,900 $10,800 $15,400 $43 26 0% -20% 14% -200% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Pat Perez $9,700 $10,600 $15,600 $32 26 0% -17% -40% 70% 1/1 500 500 500 11 500
Denny McCarthy $9,500 $10,400 $15,200 $28 34 0% 0% 0% 80% 1/1 43 500 500 500 500
Sebastian Munoz $9,400 $10,200 $14,900 $37 37 0% 10% 0% -50% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Russell Knox $9,200 $10,300 $14,800 $39 38 9% -11% 0% -100% 0/1 89 500 500 500 500
Kyle Stanley $9,300 $10,100 $14,800 $34 39 -10% 0% -10% 27% 3/3 500 8 19 500 54
Matt Jones $9,100 $9,900 $14,800 $33 39 0% 0% -20% 33% 3/5 52 49 93 119 1
Keegan Bradley $9,000 $9,800 $14,700 $40 42 0% 13% 0% -333% 4/5 43 15 111 5 43
Harris English $8,900 $9,900 $14,700 $33 42 0% -17% -8% 22% 2/3 76 61 57 500 500
Bud Cauley $8,600 $9,700 $14,600 $34 43 12% 6% 0% 0% 1/2 18 97 500 500 500
Sam Ryder $8,800 $9,900 $14,600 $30 45 -7% -33% -7% 48% 1/1 5 500 500 500 500
Cameron Tringale $8,700 $9,600 $14,500 $29 46 -6% 6% 6% 54% 3/5 116 149 57 5 4
Lanto Griffin $8,000 $9,500 $14,600 $30 48 22% 10% -20% 42% 0/1 108 500 500 500 500
Beau Hossler $8,300 $9,600 $14,300 $33 49 5% -6% 0% -6% 2/2 2 39 500 500 500
Bronson Burgoon $8,400 $9,400 $14,200 $30 51 -5% 9% 0% 35% 1/1 24 500 500 500 500
Luke List $8,500 $9,700 $14,200 $32 51 -17% -31% -5% 9% 3/3 24 3 27 500 500
Kevin Chappell $7,900 $9,300 $14,000 $28 55 12% 8% 0% 45% 2/4 500 44 80 119 31
Carlos Ortiz $8,200 $9,500 $13,900 $20 55 -10% -15% 4% 68% 0/2 500 500 116 135 500
Martin Laird $7,800 $9,400 $13,900 $26 57 11% -9% 0% 50% 1/1 500 500 66 500 500
Aaron Baddeley $8,100 $9,200 $14,000 $30 59 -14% 4% -14% 19% 2/5 74 15 80 97 84
Robby Shelton $7,900 $9,300 $13,800 $36 62 -4% -8% 0% -160% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Nick Watney $7,800 $9,200 $13,800 $35 66 0% -4% -4% -108% 2/3 32 135 500 25 500
Xinjun Zhang $8,000 $8,900 $13,800 $33 67 -22% 15% -8% -56% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Brian Gay $7,600 $9,100 $13,700 $30 67 6% -4% 0% 6% 1/1 500 500 500 500 43
Jhonattan Vegas $7,600 $8,900 $13,700 $37 67 3% 9% -3% -400% 4/5 140 15 19 55 72
Andrew Landry $7,600 $9,000 $13,700 $25 68 0% -3% -7% 42% 0/1 500 500 500 143 500
Richy Werenski $7,700 $9,000 $13,700 $26 68 -7% -3% -7% 35% 0/2 138 152 500 500 500
Tom Lewis $7,500 $9,100 $13,600 $37 69 3% -18% 0% -450% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Brice Garnett $7,700 $9,000 $13,500 $25 70 -17% -13% 0% 36% 1/3 76 500 500 97 7
Austin Cook $7,500 $8,900 $13,400 $29 72 -3% -6% 0% 5% 1/1 500 500 500 11 500
Brendan Steele $7,400 $8,900 $13,400 $22 81 3% -9% -3% 44% 1/3 500 500 80 25 98
Lucas Bjerregaard $7,500 $8,700 $13,200 $33 81 -9% 10% 0% -106% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Tom Hoge $7,400 $8,800 $13,200 $31 84 -3% -3% -3% -41% 3/3 60 65 500 65 500
Scott Stallings $7,300 $8,800 $13,000 $25 84 7% -3% 7% 28% 0/5 133 129 104 108 125
Kramer Hickok $7,300 $8,800 $12,900 $24 84 2% -8% 13% 30% 0/1 500 500 80 500 500
Peter Uihlein $7,200 $8,500 $13,100 $25 86 9% 16% -5% 23% 1/3 89 23 500 500 115
Doc Redman $7,200 $8,400 $13,000 $35 87 7% 21% -2% -223% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Harry Higgs $7,400 $8,600 $13,100 $34 89 -16% 4% -10% -187% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Jason Dufner $7,000 $8,700 $12,700 $32 89 19% -7% 14% -91% 2/2 64 12 500 500 500
Sam Burns $7,400 $8,800 $13,000 $27 91 -22% -22% -10% -5% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Mark Hubbard $7,100 $8,700 $13,000 $27 92 6% -12% -12% -7% 1/3 500 108 19 150 500
Michael Thompson $7,300 $8,700 $13,000 $32 92 -15% -15% -15% -104% 4/4 14 12 500 67 61
Matt Every $7,300 $8,600 $12,900 $20 92 -17% -7% -4% 33% 2/3 8 65 146 500 500
Patton Kizzire $7,000 $8,500 $12,900 $24 92 11% 2% -4% 16% 0/2 500 80 93 500 500
Zac Blair $7,200 $8,600 $12,700 $30 94 -11% -11% 2% -61% 2/3 500 8 38 130 500
Roger Sloan $7,200 $8,600 $12,900 $27 95 -13% -13% -11% -19% 0/1 500 500 500 135 500
Robert Streb $7,000 $8,400 $12,800 $24 97 4% 2% -4% 9% 1/3 108 34 500 82 500
Sepp Straka $7,100 $8,300 $12,700 $29 98 -8% 7% -4% -43% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
David Hearn $7,000 $8,300 $12,600 $20 98 0% 5% 7% 25% 2/3 500 500 46 25 98
Patrick Rodgers $7,100 $8,400 $12,700 $20 99 -12% -4% -8% 24% 0/2 108 500 80 500 500
Matthew NeSmith $7,100 $8,500 $12,700 $21 103 -14% -14% -10% 18% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Joseph Bramlett $6,900 $8,500 $12,700 $20 103 5% -16% -12% 21% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Cameron Davis $7,000 $8,300 $12,700 $23 104 -7% -2% -14% 5% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Stewart Cink $6,900 $8,300 $12,600 $31 105 2% -4% -2% -119% 4/4 500 23 33 50 58
J.J. Spaun $7,100 $8,400 $12,600 $27 106 -22% -13% -3% -40% 1/1 500 44 500 500 500
Grayson Murray $6,900 $8,200 $12,600 $20 108 -2% 0% -5% 15% 2/2 14 55 500 500 500
Scott Harrington $6,900 $8,200 $12,600 $23 109 -3% -2% -7% -2% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Ryan Armour $6,900 $8,200 $12,600 $31 110 -5% -3% -9% -133% 1/1 43 500 500 500 500
Hank Lebioda $6,800 $8,200 $12,300 $20 116 3% -5% 6% 11% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Johnson Wagner $6,900 $8,000 $12,400 $21 118 -8% 4% 0% 4% 4/5 52 49 13 2 134
Talor Gooch $6,700 $8,000 $12,200 $26 118 8% 3% 7% -38% 0/1 120 500 500 500 500
Kristoffer Ventura $7,000 $8,100 $12,400 $28 121 -24% -3% -3% -68% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Doug Ghim $6,800 $8,100 $12,500 $20 123 -3% -5% -6% 6% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Dominic Bozzelli $6,800 $8,100 $12,400 $20 124 -5% -6% -6% 4% 0/1 143 500 500 500 500
Bill Haas $6,600 $8,000 $12,200 $20 129 10% -3% 1% 3% 1/3 129 500 500 82 37
Scott Brown $6,500 $7,900 $12,300 $21 129 16% 1% -4% -4% 3/4 129 71 71 37 500
Roberto Castro $6,700 $7,900 $12,300 $20 132 0% 0% -6% 0% 2/3 500 80 27 500 76
Rob Oppenheim $6,700 $7,800 $12,000 $20 135 -1% 4% 3% -1% 1/1 32 500 500 500 500
Peter Malnati $6,700 $7,800 $12,000 $26 139 -3% 3% 1% -54% 0/3 89 108 93 500 500
Shawn Stefani $6,800 $7,900 $12,100 $26 141 -14% -4% -3% -56% 3/5 24 80 131 25 5
D.J. Trahan $6,800 $7,900 $12,100 $20 141 -14% -4% -3% -4% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Tyler Duncan $6,500 $7,800 $11,900 $20 141 9% -1% 0% -7% 1/1 52 500 500 500 500
Chris Stroud $6,800 $8,000 $11,800 $24 144 -18% -15% 3% -37% 3/5 99 80 27 17 12
Zack Sucher $6,600 $7,800 $11,900 $36 149 -1% -4% -3% -690% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
James Hahn $6,600 $7,700 $11,800 $20 151 -3% 0% 0% -11% 3/4 32 49 122 500 36
Mac Hughes $6,600 $7,700 $11,800 $27 158 -4% -1% -1% -88% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Brandon Wu $6,700 $7,700 $11,800 $20 159 -14% -3% -3% -14% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Maverick McNealy $6,500 $7,700 $11,700 $20 160 2% -4% 2% -15% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Bo Hoag $6,700 $7,600 $11,800 $20 160 -15% 1% -4% -15% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
George McNeill $6,600 $7,600 $11,900 $20 161 -9% -1% -10% -18% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Ted Potter $6,600 $7,600 $11,500 $20 166 -10% -2% 7% -19% 0/1 500 500 500 500 115
Henrik Norlander $6,500 $7,500 $11,700 $20 176 -2% 1% -2% -21% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Seamus Power $6,500 $7,600 $11,700 $20 178 -4% -5% -4% -22% 1/1 60 500 500 500 500
Rhein Gibson $6,600 $7,500 $11,700 $22 182 -14% -1% -5% -39% 1/1 500 500 52 500 500
Ryan Brehm $6,500 $7,500 $11,600 $20 182 -5% -1% 0% -24% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Chase Seiffert $6,300 $7,500 $11,500 $20 184 10% -3% 1% -26% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
John Huh $6,300 $7,400 $11,600 $20 190 9% 0% -3% -28% 4/5 32 39 104 17 37
Rafael Campos $6,500 $7,400 $11,500 $20 193 -9% -1% -1% -29% 2/2 500 7 38 500 500
Mark Anderson $6,500 $7,400 $11,400 $22 201 -11% -2% 2% -47% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Jim Herman $6,400 $7,300 $11,600 $20 206 -2% 1% -7% -32% 2/4 500 80 1 57 84
Josh Teater $6,400 $7,400 $11,500 $23 210 -3% -4% -4% -57% 0/1 500 500 500 500 98
Tyler McCumber $6,400 $7,300 $11,300 $22 216 -4% -1% 2% -52% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Ben Crane $6,400 $7,300 $11,200 $20 216 -5% -2% 3% -36% 4/5 43 68 93 37 43
Jonathan Byrd $6,300 $7,200 $11,400 $20 221 2% 0% -3% -38% 1/3 129 500 500 119 19
Brendon Todd $6,400 $7,200 $11,300 $20 234 -8% -1% -1% -39% 1/1 500 500 500 500 43
David Lingmerth $6,300 $7,100 $11,200 $20 235 0% 2% 0% -40% 0/3 500 80 500 140 98
Wes Roach $6,300 $7,200 $11,400 $20 237 -1% -3% -6% -42% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Ben Taylor $6,400 $7,200 $11,200 $20 238 -11% -4% -2% -43% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Cole Hammer $6,400 $7,100 $11,200 $20 240 -12% -1% -3% -44% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Brandon Hagy $6,200 $7,100 $11,000 $20 241 5% -2% 0% -46% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Vincent Whaley $6,400 $7,000 $10,700 $20 276 -14% 0% 0% -47% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Chris Baker $6,300 $7,000 $10,700 $20 285 -6% -1% -1% -49% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Hunter Mahan $6,300 $7,000 $10,700 $20 306 -7% -2% -2% -50% 3/5 43 120 111 25 31
Robert Garrigus $6,200 $7,000 $10,500 $20 326 1% -3% 1% -51% 3/3 18 20 500 500 61
Sebastian Cappelen $6,200 $7,000 $10,400 $20 332 0% -4% 2% -53% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Michael Gligic $6,300 $7,000 $10,600 $20 338 -10% -5% -2% -54% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Vince Covello $6,100 $7,000 $10,300 $20 356 6% -6% 2% -56% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Graham DeLaet $6,300 $7,000 $10,500 $20 376 -12% -7% -3% -57% 3/3 500 500 27 42 19
Alex Cejka $6,100 $7,000 $10,300 $20 388 4% -8% 0% -58% 1/2 76 500 500 11 500
Sang-Moon Bae $6,200 $7,000 $10,400 $20 391 -5% -8% -3% -60% 0/1 500 500 500 500 84
Dawie Van der Walt $6,200 $7,000 $10,300 $20 391 -5% -8% -1% -60% 1/2 68 500 93 500 500
Chandler Phillips $6,200 $7,000 $10,200 $20 426 -6% -10% 0% -63% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Nelson Ledesma $6,200 $7,000 $10,200 $20 426 -6% -10% 0% -63% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Boo Weekley $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 429 0% -12% -2% -65% 1/2 500 114 57 500 500
D.A. Points $6,200 $7,000 $10,200 $20 431 -9% -13% -3% -67% 1/5 89 23 138 119 84
Michael Gellerman $6,000 $7,000 $10,200 $21 441 6% -14% -3% -78% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
J.J. Henry $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 453 -3% -15% -4% -69% 3/5 89 61 143 57 72
Michael Kim $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 453 -3% -15% -4% -69% 2/3 76 12 27 500 500
Chad Campbell $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 456 -4% -17% -6% -72% 2/3 64 34 116 500
Bo Van Pelt $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 462 -5% -18% -7% -74% 1/2 500 500 500 57 145
John Senden $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 465 -6% -19% -8% -75% 1/2 500 120 46 500 500
Derek Ernst $6,200 $7,000 $10,200 $20 471 -15% -20% -9% -76% 1/2 500 500 500 57 115
John Merrick $6,000 $7,000 $10,200 $20 475 1% -21% -9% -78% 1/2 500 500 500 119 54
Michael Perras $6,000 $7,000 $10,200 $20 491 0% -22% -10% -79% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Ricky Barnes $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 $20 500 -9% -23% -11% -81% 2/3 500 71 500 135 43
Martin Trainer $6,000 $7,000 $10,200 $20 500 -1% -23% -11% -81% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Tim Herron $6,100 $7,000 $10,000 $20 643 -11% -25% 1% -83% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
John Rollins $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 $20 707 -3% -25% 1% -85% 1/1 500 500 500 500 65
Arjun Atwal $6,000 $7,000 $10,100 $20 709 -4% -26% -2% -86% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Tommy Gainey $6,000 $10,000 $20 750 -5% -1% -88% 1/1 500 500 500 500 69
Daniel Chopra $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 $20 750 -5% -27% -1% -88% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Braden Bailey $6,000 $7,000 $10,100 $20 768 -6% -29% -4% -90% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Kevin Stadler $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 $20 912 -7% -30% -3% -92% 0/1 500 500 500 500 84
Rich Beem $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 $20 944 -8% -31% -4% -93% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Omar Uresti $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 $20 1265 -9% -32% -4% -94% 0/1 500 500 125 500 500

Color Coding
Course history in BLUE indicates a top ten finish.
Course history in GREEN indicates a top 25 finish.
Course history in YELLOW indicates a made cut with a finish outside the top 25.
Course history in RED indicates a missed cut.

Legend

Term Description
Site % +/- The percentage differential between a golfer’s salary rank and odds rank. The higher the %, the better.
OWGR Official World Golf Ranking
Cuts Cut record of each golfer at this course in the last five seasons.
2014 – 2018 Columns Course history at this event in the last five seasons.

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Comments

  • AZUribe

    For this tournament I think is better Driving accuracy than SG Off the tee.

  • MTHead73

    I agree. It looks like ball placement off the tee is extremely important.

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