PGA Weekly Course Analysis: Houston Open

Each week, Sean O’Donnell will break down the course in detail to figure out which golfers will be in the best position to succeed.

Houston Open

This week’s contest brings us to the former Shell Houston Open, who due to sponsorship issues is now just the Houston Open and has been moved into the cellar of the PGA Tour season schedule. Formerly occupying a spot right before the Masters, it used to draw several more top names. This year, we don’t have much to work with as far as name recognition, but that’s where research can pay even more dividends, so let’s take out the fine-tooth comb and make a pass at it!

GC of Houston:

Par: 72
Length: 7457
Scoring average per round: -0.43
Chances of bogey free round (field): 4.6%
Best opportunities for 3-birdie streak (field): 11-12-13-14-15 area
Best chances for eagle: #8
Projected Cut: -1
Key Holes: #4, #8, #18

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About the Author

  • Sean O'Donnell (hokie2009)

  • Sean O’Donnell is a proud Hokie (Virginia Tech class of 2009, electrical engineering) as well as a Grateful Dead enthusiast. A fantasy baseball player since age 12, he has flirted with DFS in the past, but only this season stumbled onto the dearth of information that exists pertaining to daily fantasy golf and made a commitment to analyzing PGA tournament data on a weekly basis. When he’s not scouring the web for obscure PGA data, he works as a consultant for small businesses involved in research grants with the federal government.


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