The final tour stop before the Super Bowl of the PGA Tour, the Shell Houston Open will get underway on Thursday April 1st in Houston, TX. It boasts a field of guys like Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, defending SHO champion Paul Casey, and Fred Couples.
Els is just coming off a win in Florida at the Arnold Palmer Invitational while Couples, who's already won twice on the Champions Tour, looks to make his 17th straight cut in Houston breaking Hall of Famer Jimmy Demaret's record.
Couples also became the first University of Houston alumni to win the hometown tournament when he claimed victory in 2003.
Another perk for the field, at least for those not already on the invitation list, the winner of this tournament will gain an automatic invitation to the Masters, which will get underway on Thursday, April 8.
There are several golfers that have a chance to win this tournament and even more that could play extremely well on this course. Mickelson himself signed on to the tournament when he found out that the grass was being cut along the same lines as Augusta.
There are those that are just there for a tune-up before the Masters but even more that need the win. Here are my top 10 finishers for this year's tournament.