This week the PGA Tour will be in Houston for the Shell Houston Open. The event will be played at the Golf Club of Houston.

With one week before The Masters, this is the last chance for players to get in one final tune up.

The field this week has a strong amount of talent in it. World number one Dustin Johnson was scheduled to play, but withdrew after winning last weeks Dell Match Play. The Masters favorite is getting an extra week of preparation in.

There will be plenty of golfers worth watching though. Joining last years winner Jim Herman will be Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson.

The Golf Club of Houston is a par 72 that plays a little over 7450 yards. The course has fairly challenging greens and bunkers which will test the players the most.

Like a few other tournaments earlier this year that had the talent that this tournament has, it is tough to narrow down to one winner.

The good news for everyone in the field this week is that Johnson withdrew. The way he is playing right now, it will be crazy for anyone to pick against him.

Look for last weeks runner-up at the Dell Match Play Rahm to get another win this week. The young phenom played extremely well last week, and was just shy of finishing a fantastic comeback in the championship match against Johnson.

As for a sleeper pick, keep an eye on Luke List this weekend. List is top five on tour in driving distance, which could be critical this weekend. He has also been very well in hitting greens, and making birdies. He does have some down parts to his game, but if he can string some things together, he could easily be in the hunt come Sunday.

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Sean Gancarz
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Sean Gancarz is a graduate from West Virginia University where he studied Broadcast Journalism and minored in Sport Communications. He resides in a small Jersey Shore town called Barnegat and loves rooting for his favorite teams. The Giants, Yankees, Knicks and Devils. His dream is too one day witness his beloved Mountaineers win a National Championship in Football or Basketball.

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