World number two Scottie Scheffler is seeking to reclaim the top spot in the rankings this week, as he headlines a fine field at the Houston Open.
|Where||Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas|
|When||From 12.40, Thursday 10th November|
|How to watch||Sky Sports Golf|
|Odds||Scottie Scheffler 11/2, Sam Burns 12/1, Aaron Wise 16/1, Tony Finau 18/1, Jason Day 22/1, Hideki Matsuyama|
Scheffler had some bounce in his step over the weekend in the World Wide Technology Championship in Mexico, falling in love with his old putter again, closing with a round of 62 to finish tied for third place. Having charged up the leaderboard in Mexico, the Texas-based star is looking for home-state glory in Houston.
Scheffler can be backed at for the Houston Open. He is gunning for his fifth victory of an incredible year. In February, Scheffler was a PGA Tour maiden, but he made his breakthrough in the Phoenix Open and has not looked back.
Scheffler won the WGC-Match Play Championship in Texas in March, so has shown he can raise his game in his home state, and he came close to winning last year's Houston Open. A Friday 62 propelled the US star into the thick of things at Memorial Park 12 months ago - and he went on to finish second behind Jason Kokrak.
Scheffler will be challenged this week by Sam Burns, who he partnered unsuccessfully in the Presidents Cup in September. The pair contributed only a half a point from three matches in unison, then neither man won their singles contest.
Standard each-way terms of a quarter the odds, the first five places are available for the Houston Open, with other options on offer in the section, including a fifth the odds, the first eight places.
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas, is a 7,412-yard, par-70, with three par-fives, ten par-fours and five par-threes.
The tournament used to be the last event before the Masters, but it switched to an autumn slot in 2019. The Golf Club of Houston hosted from 2006 to 2019, then Memorial Park took over.
Sunny and warm weather is expected at the start of the competition, with cooler temperatures coming at the weekend. Light to moderate breezes are likely for all four days of action.
Players Championship glory at the age of 21 made Si Woo Kim look like a potential world-beater - and there is still plenty of time for this great talent to become a Major champion. The Korean might progress his career this week by winning the Houston Open.
Kim won three points from four matches against the United States, defeating Justin Thomas in an epic singles contest. Kim lives in Texas and could be set to make waves in his adopted home state.
Riley, who lost a Valspar Championship playoff in March, played well in Texas in May, finishing ninth in the Byron Nelson and fourth at Colonial. One of his two Korn Ferry Tour victories came in Texas in the TPC San Antonio Championship.
Riley was 29th on his Memorial Park debut last year and 21st in Mexico last week. He seems ready to rumble in the Lone Star State.