Who will reign supreme at the 2022 Houston Open?
The Houston Open has been a key component on the PGA Tour since 1946 and has been reshuffled on the schedule once again in 2022.
The event will be played at Memorial Park Golf Course for the just the third time in the competition’s history and with over $8 million in the prize pot, there is plenty more than just rankings points to play for in Texas.
Previous winners of this prestigious event include Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Fred Couples, testament to the tournament’s standing on the PGA Tour.
Finishing the season on a high will be essential for all on the PGA Tour, with the prospect of the Ryder Cup looming in Rome next September and all ranking points and prize money could prove crucial.
Big events such as the Houston Open provide players with the opportunity not only to showcase their talents under pressure but to enhance their ranking position and it should be a very competitive weekend of golf at the Memorial Park Golf Course.
Scottie Scheffler has been the man to catch across all of world golf in 2022 and whilst he has recently been bumped off the world number one spot by a resurgent Rory McIlroy, Scheffler is one of the cleanest ball strikers around.
Getting over the line and securing wins has been Scheffler’s M.O this season and in a mixed field here in Houston, he could take some stopping.
Coming in at +600 to win the Houston Open over 72 holes, Scottie Scheffler certainly looks to be the man to catch in Texas next weekend.
Fellow US Ryder Cup star Tony Finau has been in excellent nick throughout 2022 and Houston should provide the perfect backdrop for him to kick on even further.
With attention potentially on other players in the field, Tony Finau should well be in the mix at +1200 here in Texas, as per these BetRivers details.
Japanese former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama hasn’t been able to display his best golf in 2022 but if he gets going, he can be very difficult to stop.
Conditions should certainly suit Matsuyama here in Houston, with the ball likely to run on plenty and at +1600 he looks well placed to make a charge.
Elsewhere in the draw, two seasoned veterans in the form of Jason Day and Justin Rose will be eager to put in strong showings here in Houston.
Australian former world number one Jason Day hasn’t been in the best of form in 2022 but he can always string 4 decent rounds together and he could sneak under the radar at +3500.
Similarly, Englishman Justin Rose appears to be well out of the picture for the 2023 Ryder Cup but a good performance here could push him back into contention and he can never be discarded in any event he plays. Justin Rose is +5000 for the Houston Open title in 2022.