The PGA Tour is back in the US this week for another visit to Memorial Park for the Houston Open, this time under the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open brand.

While the Houston Open has been an integral part of the PGA Tour for years (since 1946), the event was postponed to October two years ago and the courses were postponed last year.

The Houston Golf Club is no longer hosting, but the Memorial Park Golf Course.

What can the past year tell us about the course?

Memorial Park Golf Course information

By: 70
Distance: 7,302
Average green size: 7,000
Green type: Bermuda
Stimpmeter: N / A
Last year’s winning points: -13
Last year’s cutting line: +3

Memorial park
Golf course
By Yards vs average
PGA tour
1 4th 522 121%
2 3rd 167 85%
3rd 5 587 104%
4th 4th 490 114%
5 4th 440 102%
6th 4th 443 103%
7th 3rd 216 110%
8th 5 495 88%
9 3rd 202 103%
10 4th 456 106%
11 3rd 237 120%
12th 4th 496 115%
13th 4th 406 94%
14th 4th 529 123%
fifteen 3rd 155 79%
16 5 576 102%
17th 4th 382 89%
18th 4th 503 117%
total
70
7,302
101%

One of the main points here is that the greens in Memorial Park are bigger than usual (the average is about 6,000 square feet), but that didn’t produce great results a year ago.

Last year’s winner Carlos Ortiz, finished 13-under par and only Masters winner Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama with 11-under were also double-digit under par.

There was a bit of wind at the weekend, but not all week last year.

It is noteworthy that we have six holes that are at least 110% as long as the average hole of the same par on the PGA Tour in Memorial Park. This includes three 500-plus-yard par 4s and one 237-yard par 3.

Key stats for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open

– Strokes Scored: Approach
– Strokes Scored: Off the Tee
– Birdie or better price
– Strokes Scored: Around the Green
– Strokes achieved: Bermuda. attract

There is no clear distance or angle of accuracy this week, but strokes are increasing: from the tee it makes sense to aim given the total distance on some of the holes – especially the long par 4s.

In the past year there has been a strong emphasis on winning strokes: all around the green. Ortiz took second place in these statistics, and two other top five finishers in Matsuyama (11th in strokes won: around the green) and Talor Gooch (10th) were the top 12 in the statistics.

Golfers with a history of courses at Memorial Park Golf Course

These golfers ended up in the top 25 here last year.

Golfer End
Carlos Ortiz 1
Talor Gooch 4th
Brooks Koepka, Sepp Straka T5
Sam Burns, Jason Day, Tyrrell Hatton, Mackenzie Hughes T7
Adam Long, Shane Lowry, Aaron Wise T11
Russell Knox, Francesco Molinari, Harold Varner III T15
Maverick McNealy, JT Poston, Dawie Van Der Walt, Erik Van Rooyen T20
Tony Finau, Brian Harman T24