Shell Houston Open

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Shell Houston Open
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Tournament information
Location Humble, Texas
Established 1946,[1] 68 years ago
Course(s) Golf Club of Houston
Par 72
Length 7,457 yards (6,819 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6.4 million
Month played March/April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 266 Curtis Strange (1980)
266 Lee Trevino (1980)
266 Vijay Singh (2002)
To par −22 Vijay Singh (2002)
Current champion
Australia Matt Jones
Golf Clubof Houston is located in United States
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Location in the United States
Golf Club  of Houston is located in Texas
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Location in Texas

The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour, currently played in late March or early April at the Golf Club of Houston (formerly known as Redstone Golf Club) in Humble, Texas, a city located northeast of Houston. Shell and the Houston Golf Association are the main sponsors of the tournament. The purse was $6,200,000 in 2013, with a winner's share of $1,116,000.

The event was played at several Houston venues until the 1970s, starting 68 years ago at River Oaks Country Club in 1946 before moving to Memorial Park Golf Course in 1947 and, after a year off, moving again to Pine Forest Country Club in 1949 and BraeBurn Country Club in 1950. After this period of wandering, the tournament settled in at Memorial Park from 1951–1963. In 1964 and again in 1965, the event was played at Sharpstown Country Club, before moving to Champions Golf Club from 1966–1971 and Westwood Country Club in 1972.

The tournament ventured outside of Houston in 1973 and was played at Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri City. The event relocated to The Woodlands in 1975, at Woodlands Country Club until 1984, then at the TPC at The Woodlands through 2002. It moved to its current location, Golf Club of Houston in Humble, in 2003.

Since 2007, the tournament has been held the week before the Masters Tournament, giving golfers one last chance to get into the field through a win.

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Golf Club of Houston
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 397 429 398 566 480 464 174 557 238 3,703 380 441 338 590 216 608 204 489 488 3,754 7,457
Par 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 36 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 36 72

Source:[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Score To par 1st prize ($) Purse ($)
Shell Houston Open
2014 Matt Jones  Australia 273 −15 1,152,000 6,400,000
2013 D. A. Points  United States 272 −16 1,116,000 6,200,000
2012 Hunter Mahan  United States 272 −16 1,080,000 6,000,000
2011 Phil Mickelson  United States 268 −20 1,062,000 5,900,000
2010 Anthony Kim  United States 276 −12 1,044,000 5,800,000
2009 Paul Casey  England 277 −11 1,026,000 5,700,000
2008 Johnson Wagner  United States 272 −16 1,008,000 5,600,000
2007 Adam Scott  Australia 271 −17 990,000 5,500,000
2006 Stuart Appleby (2)  Australia 269 −19 990,000 5,500,000
2005 Vijay Singh (3)  Fiji 275 −13 900,000 5,000,000
2004 Vijay Singh (2)  Fiji 277 −11 900,000 5,000,000
2003 Fred Couples  United States 267 −21 810,000 4,500,000
2002 Vijay Singh  Fiji 266 −22 720,000 4,000,000
2001 Hal Sutton  United States 278 −10 612,000 3,400,000
2000 Robert Allenby  Australia 275 −13 504,000 2,800,000
1999 Stuart Appleby  Australia 279 −9 450,000 2,500,000
1998 David Duval  United States 276 −12 360,000 2,000,000
1997 Phil Blackmar  United States 276 −12 288,000 1,600,000
1996 Mark Brooks  United States 274 −14 270,000 1,500,000
1995 Payne Stewart  United States 276 −12 252,000 1,400,000
1994 Mike Heinen  United States 272 −16 234,000 1,300,000
1993 Jim McGovern  United States 199^ −17 234,000 1,300,000
1992 Fred Funk  United States 272 −16 216,000 1,200,000
Independent Insurance Agent Open
1991 Fulton Allem  South Africa 273 −15 144,000 800,000
1990 Tony Sills  United States 204^ −12 180,000 1,000,000
1989 Mike Sullivan  United States 280 −8 144,000 800,000
1988 Curtis Strange (3)  United States 270 −18 126,000 700,000
Big "I" Houston Open
1987 Jay Haas  United States 276 −12 108,000 600,000
Houston Open
1986 Curtis Strange (2)  United States 274 −14 90,000 500,000
1985 Raymond Floyd  United States 277 −11 90,000 500,000
Houston Coca-Cola Open
1984 Corey Pavin  United States 274 −10 90,000 500,000
1983 David Graham  Australia 275 −9 72,000 400,000
Michelob-Houston Open
1982 Ed Sneed  United States 275 −9 63,000 350,000
1981 Ron Streck  United States 198^ −15 47,250 262,500
1980 Curtis Strange  United States 266 −18 63,000 350,000
Houston Open
1979 Wayne Levi  United States 268 −16 54,000 300,000
1978 Gary Player  South Africa 270 −18 40,000 200,000
1977 Gene Littler  United States 276 −12 40,000 200,000
1976 Lee Elder  United States 278 −10 40,000 200,000
1975 Bruce Crampton (2)  Australia 273 −15 30,000 150,000
1974 Dave Hill  United States 276 −12 30,000 150,000
1973 Bruce Crampton  Australia 277 −11 41,000 205,000
1972 Bruce Devlin  Australia 278 −10 25,000 125,000
Houston Champions International
1971 Hubert Green  United States 280 −4 25,000 125,000
1970 Gibby Gilbert  United States 282 −2 23,000 115,000
1969 No tournament - club hosted the 1969 U.S. Open
1968 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina 274 −10 20,000 100,000
1967 Frank Beard  United States 274 −10 23,000 115,000
1966 Arnold Palmer (2)  United States 275 −9 21,000 110,000
Houston Classic
1965 Bobby Nichols (2)  United States 273 −11 12,000 75,000
1964 Mike Souchak (2)  United States 278 −6 7,500 50,000
1963 Bob Charles  New Zealand 268 −12 10,000 50,000
1962 Bobby Nichols  United States 278 −2 9,000 50,000
1961 Jay Hebert  United States 276 −4 7,000 40,000
1960 Bill Collins  United States 280 −8 5,300 35,000
1959 Jack Burke, Jr. (2)  United States 277 −11 4,300 30,000
Houston Open
1958 Ed Oliver  United States 281 −7 4,300 30,000
1957 Arnold Palmer  United States 279 −9 7,500 36,000
1956 Ted Kroll  United States 277 −11 6,000 30,000
1955 Mike Souchak  United States 273 −15 6,000 30,000
1954 Dave Douglas  United States 277 −11 6,000 30,000
1953 Cary Middlecoff (2)  United States 283 −5 4,000 20,000
1952 Jack Burke, Jr.  United States 277 −11 2,000 10,000
1951 Marty Furgol  United States 277 −11 2,000 10,000
1950 Cary Middlecoff  United States 277 −11 2,000 10,000
1949 Johnny Palmer  United States 272 −16 2,000 10,000
1948 No tournament
1947 Bobby Locke  South Africa 277 −11 2,000 10,000
1946 Byron Nelson  United States 274 −10 2,000 10,000
  • ^ Weather-shortened to 54 holes

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[3][4][5]

Multiple winners[edit]

Ten men have won this tournament more than once through 2013.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Champions Archive
  2. ^ "Course: Redstone Golf Club". PGA Tour. 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Shell Houston Open - Winners - at pgatour.com
  4. ^ Shell Houston Open - Winners - at golfobserver.com
  5. ^ 2010 Shell Houston Open Media Guide

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°55′26″N 95°15′40″W / 29.924°N 95.261°W / 29.924; -95.261