The Shell Houston Open is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour played at the Golf Club of Houston. The tournament was established in 1946, when it was called the Houston Open and the inaugural event was won by Byron Nelson. The purse has grown from $10,000 to $6.4 million over the years, and has gone through numerous name changes. The tournament has been sponsored by Michelob, Coca-Cola, Independent Insurance, and now Shell – a Houston-based multi-national oil company. The tournament is held a week before the Masters, giving the field its final opportunity to qualify for the major by winning the Texas tournament. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Shell Houston Open Golf Tournament.
Curtis Strange and Vijay Singh are the only two golfers who have won the tournament three times, with Singh winning all three within a four-year span. Singh also holds the record for best score, shooting a -22 in his 2002 win. The tournament has been played at many different courses in the Houston area, including the TPC at the Woodlands and the Quail Valley Club in Missouri City. The tournament is one of the biggest golf tournaments in the state and attracts in the best in game so don’t miss out. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for Shell Houston Open tickets.
2014 Shell Houston Open Preview
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In 2014, Matt Jones won the tournament after a playoff with Matt Kuchar. Jones’s final score was -15, and Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Retief Gooson all finishing in the top 10. Jones was six shots behind Kuchar going into the final day, but was able to nail down eight birdies in the final day.
Shell Houston Open Event Guide
What day should I purchase tickets for?
It all depends on how much time you have, but if you want to both follow groups and stick around certain holes, we suggest going to all four days of the tournament. Practice days are more relaxed, while if you just want to be in the thick of the action at the end, you could just get a Sunday pass.
What is there to do while in Houston for the tournament?
Houston is one of the biggest cities in the country, and really does have something for everyone. If you’re bringing kids, the Houston Zoo is top notch as are the other museums in that same area. You can also check out a Houston Astros game if they are in town during the tournament.
Who will be in the field for the Shell Houston Open?
Many of the PGA tour’s top players are in the field annually for the tournament, as evidenced by the big names that have been crowned champion. Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Fred Couples have all won since 2003.