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Tournament results: Houston Open

Results for the Houston Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2020
America
(Griffin, Lanto)
Nov 5-8
$1,350,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(Griffin, Lanto)

Score

Nov 5-8

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open (Nov 5-8; PGA Tour 2020/21 season). [Memorial Park GC, Houston, Texas].

2019
America
Griffin, Lanto
274 (-14)
$1,350,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Griffin, Lanto

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$1,350,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open (Oct 10-13; PGA Tour 2019/20 season). Second-placed Scott Harrington (USA) and Mark Hubbard (USA) finished 1 shot behind 31-year-old Griffin (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win in his 33rd start on the Tour. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX].

2018
America
269 (-19)
$1,260,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Poulter, Ian

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$1,260,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Houston Open (Mar 29-Apr 1). Poulter (Eng) beat Beau Hossler (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to secure his third PGA Tour title. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX].

2017
America
Henley, Russell
268 (-20)
$1,260,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henley, Russell

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,260,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed Sung Kang (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Henley (USA), whose 7-under-par 65 in the final round sealed the win. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX].

2016
America
Herman, Jim
273 (-15)
$1,224,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Herman, Jim

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,224,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 31-Apr 3). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 38-year-old Herman (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win in his 106th appearance on the tour. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX].

2015
America
272 (-16)
$1,188,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Holmes, J.B.

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,188,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 2-5). Holmes (USA) beat Johnson Wagner (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Jordan Spieth (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX].

2014
America
Jones, Matt
273 (-15)
$1,152,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Matt

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 3-6). Jones (Aus) beat Matt Kuchar (USA) with a 42-yard chip-in at the first playoff hole, to claim his first PGA Tour win. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX].

2013
America
Points, D.A.
272 (-16)
$1,116,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Points, D.A.

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 28-31). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) and Billy Horschel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Points (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2012
America
272 (-16)
$1,080,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahan, Hunter

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Carl Pettersson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Mahan (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win in 2012. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2011
America
268 (-20)
$1,044,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mickelson, Phil

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 31-Apr 3). Second-placed Chris Kirk (USA) and Scott Verplank (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mickelson (USA). [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2010
America
Kim, Anthony
276 (-12)
$1,044,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Anthony

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 1-4). Kim (USA) beat Vaughn Taylor (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2009
America
277 (-11)
$1,008,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 2-5). First-time PGA Tour winner Casey (Eng) beat J.B. Homes (USA) at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2008
America
Wagner, Johnson
272 (-16)
$1,008,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wagner, Johnson

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 3-6). Second-placed Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) and Chad Campbell (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Johnson (USA). [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2007
America
271 (-17)
$990,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Scott, Adam

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) and Bubba Watson (USA) finished 3 shots behind Scott (Aus). [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2006
America
269 (-19)
$990,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$990,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 20-23). Second-placed Bob Estes (USA) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Appleby (Aus), who claimed his second PGA Tour title of 2006. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2005
America
275 (-13)
$900,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Singh, Vijay

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 21-24). Defending champion Singh (Fiji) beat John Daly (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Member course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2004
America
277 (-11)
$900,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Singh, Vijay

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 22-25). Second-placed Scott Hoch (USA) finished 2 shots behind Singh (Fiji). Monday finish required following earlier rain delays. [Member course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2003
America
267 (-21)
$810,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Couples, Fred

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 24-27). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Stuart Appleby (Aus) and Hank Kuehne (USA) finished 4 shots behind Couples (USA), who claimed his first PGA Tour win in five years. [Member course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].

2002
America
266 (-22)
$720,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Singh, Vijay

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (March 28-31). Second-placed Darren Clarke (N.Ire) finished 6 shots behind Singh (Fiji). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

2001
America
278 (-10)
$612,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sutton, Hal

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$612,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 19-22). Second-placed Joe Durant (USA) and Lee Janzen (USA) finished 3 shots behind Sutton (USA). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

2000
America
275 (-13)
$504,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Allenby, Robert

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$504,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 26-30). First-time PGA Tour winner Allenby (Aus) beat Craig Stadler (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1999
America
279 (-9)
$450,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Appleby, Stuart

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$450,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 29-May 2). Second-placed John Cook (USA) and Hal Sutton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Appleby (Aus). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1998
America
276 (-12)
$360,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Duval, David

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$360,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 30-May 3). Second-placed Jeff Maggert finished 1 shot behind Duval (USA), who shot a final round 8-under par 64 to claim victory. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1997
America
Blackmar, Phil
276 (-12)
$288,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Blackmar, Phil

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$288,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (May 1-4). Blackmar (USA) beat Kevin Sutherland (USA) to record the last of his three PGA Tour wins. All three of these wins were secured with a birdie at the first playoff hole, part of Blackmar's perfect 3-0 playoff record on the Tour. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1996
America
274 (-14)
$270,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brooks, Mark

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (May 2-5). Brooks (USA) beat Jeff Maggert (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1995
America
276 (-12)
$252,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stewart, Payne

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 27-30). Stewart (USA) beat Scott Hoch (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1994
America
Heinen, Mike
272 (-16)
$234,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Heinen, Mike

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Apr 28-May 1). Second-placed Hal Sutton (USA), Tom Kite (USA) and Jeff Maggert (USA) finished 3 shots behind Heinan (USA), who recorded his only win on the PGA Tour. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1993
America
McGovern, Jim
199 (-17)
$234,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McGovern, Jim

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$234,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Apr 29-May 2). McGovern (USA) beat John Huston (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his only win on the PGA Tour. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1992
America
272 (-16)
$216,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Shell

Played as the Shell Houston Open (Apr 30-May 3). Second-placed Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Funk (USA). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1991
America
Allem, Fulton
273 (-15)
$144,000
Independent Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Allem, Fulton

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

Independent Ins

Played as the Independent Insurance Agent Open (Oct 24-27). Second-placed Billy Ray Brown (USA), Mike Hulbert (USA) and Tom Kite (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Allem (RSA). [Tournament course, Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX; at the time known as TPC at The Woodlands].

1990
America
Sills, Tony
204 (-12)
$180,000
Independent Insurance

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sills, Tony

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Independent Insurance

Played as the Independent Insurance Agent Open. Sills (USA) beat Gil Morgan (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his only win on the PGA Tour. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1989
America
Sullivan, Mike
280 (-8)
$144,000
Independent Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sullivan, Mike

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

Independent Ins

Played as the Independent Insurance Agent Open (Mar 30-Apr 2). Second-placed Craig Stadler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sullivan (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1988
America
270 (-18)
$126,000
Independent Ins

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Strange, Curtis

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

Independent Ins

Played as the Independent Insurance Agent Open (Apr 28-May 1). Strange (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a 25-foot birdie putt at the third playoff hole. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1987
America
276 (-12)
$108,000
Big "I"

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Haas, Jay

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$108,000

Title sponsor

Big "I"

Played as the Big "I" Houston Open (April 23-26). Haas (USA) beat Buddy Gardner (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. Haas made a 65-foot putt on the final hole to force a playoff. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1986
America
274 (-14)
$90,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Strange, Curtis

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open (April 24-27). Strange (USA) beat Calvin Peete (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1985
America
277 (-11)
$90,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Floyd, Raymond

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open (April 25-28). Second-placed David Frost (RSA) and Bob Lohr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Floyd (USA). [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1984
America
274 (-10)
$90,000
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pavin, Corey

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Houston Coca-Cola Open (April 26-29). Second-placed Buddy Gardner (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Pavin (USA). [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1983
America
275 (-9)
$72,000
Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Graham, David

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Coca-Cola

Played as the Houston Coca-Cola Open (May 5-8). Second-placed Lee Elder (USA), Lee Trevino (USA) and Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 5 shots behind Graham (Aus), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1982
America
Sneed, Ed
275 (-9)
$63,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sneed, Ed

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Houston Open (May 6-9). Sneed (USA) beat Bob Shearer (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Sneed recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins, three of them coming in playoffs. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1981
America
Streck, Ron
198 (-15)
$47,250
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Streck, Ron

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

$47,250

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Houston Open (Apr 30-May 3). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) and Jerry Pate (USA) finished 3 shots behind Streck (USA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Tour wins. Reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1980
America
266 (-18)
$63,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Strange, Curtis

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Houston Open (May 1-4). Strange (USA) beat Lee Trevino (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to claim his second PGA Tour win. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1979
America
268 (-16)
$54,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Levi, Wayne

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Mike Brannan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Levi (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].

1978
America
270 (-18)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 1 shot behind Player (RSA), who recorded his third straight PGA Tour win in a row, and what proved to be the last of his 24 PGA Tour wins. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX. Course used was based on the current back-nine of the Tournament course and part of the neighbouring Panther Trail course].

1977
America
276 (-12)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Littler, Gene

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Littler (USA), who recorded the last of his 29 PGA Tour wins. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX. Course used was based on the current back-nine of the Tournament course and part of the neighbouring Panther Trail course].

1976
America
278 (-10)
$40,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elder, Lee

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Elder (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour title. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX. Course used was based on the current back-nine of the Tournament course and part of the neighbouring Panther Trail course].

1975
America
273 (-15)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crampton, Bruce

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Crampton (Aus), who recorded the last of his 14 PGA Tour wins. [The Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX. Course used was based on the current back-nine of the Tournament course and part of the neighbouring Panther Trail course].

1974
America
Quail Valley, TX
276 (-12)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hill, Dave

Venue

Quail Valley, TX

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Rod Curl (USA), Steve Melnyk (USA) and Andy North (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hill (USA). [Quail Valley CC, Missouri City, nr Houston, TX].

1973
America
Quail Valley, TX
277 (-11)
$41,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crampton, Bruce

Venue

Quail Valley, TX

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$41,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Crampton (Aus). [Quail Valley CC, Missouri City, nr Houston, TX].

1972
America
Westwood GC, TX
278 (-10)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Devlin, Bruce

Venue

Westwood GC, TX

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind Devlin (Aus). Monday finish after Sunday's final round was rained out. [Westwood GC, Houston, TX. At the time Westwood CC].

1971
America
280 (-4)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Green, Hubert

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Champions International (May 13-16). Tour rookie and first-time PGA Tour winner Green (USA) beat Don January (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].

1970
America
282 (-2)
$23,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gilbert, Gibby

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

$23,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Champions International. First-time PGA tour winner Gilbert (USA) beat Bruce Crampton (Aus) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].

1969
America
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played in 1969; Champions GC hosted the US Open.

1968
America
274 (-10)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

De Vicenzo, Roberto

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Champions International. Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind De Vicenzo (Arg). [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].

1967
America
Beard, Frank
274 (-10)
$23,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Beard, Frank

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$23,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Champions International. Defending champion and second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Beard (USA). [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].

1966
America
275 (-9)
$21,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$21,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Champions International. Second-placed Gardner Dickinson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].

1965
America
Sharpstown CC
273 (-11)
$12,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nichols, Bobby

Venue

Sharpstown CC

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) finished 1 shot behind Nichols (USA). [Sharpstown CC, Houston, TX. Now called Sharpstown Park (Municipal) Golf Course].

1964
America
Souchak, Mike
Sharpstown CC
278 (-6)
$7,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Souchak, Mike

Venue

Sharpstown CC

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot shots behind Souchak (USA). [Sharpstown CC, Houston, TX. Now called Sharpstown Park (Municipal) Golf Course].

1963
America
268 (-12)
$10,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Charles, Bob

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Second-placed Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Charles (NZ). [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nichols, Bobby

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Nichols (USA) beat Dan Sikes (USA) with an eagle-three at the first sudden-death playoff hole. Nichols (71) and Sikes (71) had earlier tied an 18-hole playoff, in which tour rookie Jack Nicklaus (USA) shot 75 and was eliminated. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1961
America
276 (-4)
$7,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hebert, Jay

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Hebert (USA) beat Ken Venturi (USA) at the first sudden-death playoff hole, after both men had shot 69 in an 18-hole playoff. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1960
America
Collins, Bill
280 (-8)
$5,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Collins, Bill

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$5,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Collins (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Collins 69, Palmer 71). [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1959
America
277 (-11)
$4,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Burke Jr, Jack

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$4,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Classic. Burke Jr (USA) beat Julius Boros (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Burke Jr 64, Boros 69). [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1958
America
Oliver, Ed
281 (-7)
$4,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Oliver, Ed

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$4,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Roberto De Vicenzo (Arg) and Jay Hebert (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ed "Porky" Oliver (USA), who recorded the last of his 8 PGA Tour victories. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Arnold

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), whose 69 was the only sub-par round of the final day. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1956
America
Kroll, Ted
277 (-11)
$6,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kroll, Ted

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) and Dave Douglas (USA) finished 3 shots behind Kroll (USA). [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1955
America
Souchak, Mike
273 (-15)
$6,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Souchak, Mike

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Jerry Barber (USA) finished 2 shots behind back-to-back PGA Tour winner Souchak (USA). This was Souchak's second PGA Tour win, coming just one week after his first-time PGA Tour win in the 1955 Texas Open. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1954
America
Douglas, Dave
277 (-11)
$6,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Douglas, Dave

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Defending champion and second-placed Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 2 shots behind Douglas (USA), who recorded the last of his eight PGA Tour wins. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Middlecoff, Cary

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Middlecoff (USA) beat Shelley Mayfield (USA), Jim Ferrier (Aus/USA), Earl Stewart (USA) and Bill Nary (USA) in the PGA Tour's first 18-hole five-way playoff (Middlecoff 69, Mayfield & Ferrier 71, Stewart 72 and Nary 75). Middlecoff could have won in regulation play, but missed a three-foot par putt at the 72nd hole. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1952
America
277 (-11)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Burke Jr, Jack

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Frank Stranahan (USA, amateur) finished 6 shots behind Burke Jr (USA). This was the second of four straight wins for Burke Jr, who a week earlier captured the Texas Open, and in subsequent weeks won the Baton Rouge and St Petersburg Opens. (San Antonio. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1951
America
Furgol, Marty
277 (-11)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Furgol, Marty

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Furgol (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1950
America
BraeBurn CC, TX
277 (-11)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Middlecoff, Cary

Venue

BraeBurn CC, TX

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Pete Cooper (USA) finished 3 shots behind Middlecoff (USA). [BraeBurn CC, Houston, TX].

1949
America
Palmer, Johnny
Pine Forest, TX
272 (-16)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Johnny

Venue

Pine Forest, TX

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Cary Middlecoff (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), whose final round 67 secured the win. [Pine Forest CC, Houston, TX].

1948
America
(not played)
BraeBurn CC, TX
x
x
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

BraeBurn CC, TX

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Not played in 1948.

1947
America
277 (-11)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Locke, Bobby

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Ellsworth Vines (USA) and Johnny Palmer (USA) finished 5 shots behind Locke (S Africa). [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].

1946
America
River Oaks, TX
274 (-10)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nelson, Byron

Venue

River Oaks, TX

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Houston Open. Second-placed Ben Hogan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nelson (USA). [River Oaks CC, Houston, TX].

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