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Welcome to the 2015 Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston. (Photo -

Shell Houston Open … In Pictures Ahead Of Opening Tee Shot.

Here is a selection of pictures in the lead-up to the 2015 Shell  Houston Open.
BlueJack National.

BlueJack National – Gets First Look At Tiger’s First USA Course.

Thanks to the owners of BlueJack National we were fortunate to get a first look this afternoon at Tiger Woods first designed golf course in the U.S. – BlueJack National located on the outskirts of Montgomery and about an hour’s drive north of this week’s Shell Houston Open host venue. A little rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of organizers nor the media who were very warmly welcomed in what is an extremely inviting yet a temporary clubhouse. Eric Bauer, Director of Agronomy ...
Danny Willett under the watchful eye of his swing coach and caddy.

Danny Willett Pleased To Have Tasted Augusta’s ‘Woh!’ Factor.

Masters rookie Danny Willett has played it smart getting the excitement of driving down Magnolia Lane for a first time out of the way ahead of his Augusta National debut. Willett played a practice round last Sunday on the Georgia golfing gem ahead of joining 19 others competing for a first time in the new season’s first Major. The 27-year Sheffield-born Willett qualified for the Masters by ending 2014 inside the top-50 as the then 47th world ranked player. In fact, the Callaway-attached Willett ...
Darren Clarke working on his game ahead of the opening round of the Shell Houston Open.  (Photo -

Darren Clarke Confesses The Masters Needs Tiger Woods Teeing Up.

Darren Clarke believes next week’s Masters would not be the same without four-time Augusta National champion Tiger Woods.   After his private jet was spotted at Augusta Regional Airport Woods management confirmed he played a full practice round on the Georgia golfing gem Tuesday    And Clarke, who is contesting this week’s Shell Houston Open, is confident Woods will be among those competing next week at Augusta. “It’s wonderful that Tiger is back playing again as the ...
Tiger Woods Blue Jack National Invitation.

Will Tiger Woods Be Present At Blue Jack National Media Preview?

Mark O’Meara has been asked to deputize when the media attending this week’s Shell Houston Open will be present at the ‘media opening’ of the Tiger Woods designed Blue Jack National course located about an hour’s drive north of this week’s PGA host venue. However the big question is after his aircraft was spotted at Augusta Regional Airport will Woods make an appearance to the course at Montgomery to the north of Houston, Texas? Watch this space! As the first ...
Distances to the Texas steer and two former school buses.

A Texas Practice Range Gives New Meaning To Hitting The Bulls Eye.

On route to Austin for a first visit ahead of covering this week’s Shell Houston Open we passed by a practice range that on closer inspection gave new meaning to hitting the bull. Here on the outskirts of Dripping Springs and located some 21 miles south-east of Austin the first practice range where the targets were not just the markers. At 107-yards there is metal outline of a Texas steer, 171-yards to the bus on the right and six yards further to the left school bus. Hitting golf balls on ...
Padraig Harrington, and with a training aid wrapped around his legs, practices under the watchful eye of coach Pete Cowen.  (Photo -

Harrington ‘Like Kid In A Candy Store’ Going Back To Augusta National.

Triple Major winning Padraig Harrington is like a kid in a candy story ahead of returning to Augusta National and the Masters. What a difference a year makes in the make-up of the affable Irishman who this time last year had slumped 164th in the world and with the Dubliner needing to capture the Shell Houston Open to keep alive a 14-year unbroken Masters run. That dream ended with a second round 79 on the Golf Club of Houston course to miss the cut for a first time in eight appearances in America’s ...