The Cadence Bank Houston Open is back starting Thursday, November 10 at Memorial Park Golf Course. The tournament has not been played at Memorial Park since 1963, but now returns to the venue after the Astros Golf Foundation refurbished the course in recent years. The course was renovated by established architect Tom Doak with consultation from former PGA Tour player Brooks Koepka, ensuring it is a top-level facility heading into this week’s events.
Gallery Sports will have a large presence at the event, including a promotional tent at Memorial Park providing opportunities for fans to meet Christopher “Shooter McGavin” McDonald. The week leading up to the tournament has included plenty of exciting events, including Wednesday’s pro-am tournament that included the likes of Texas legends Vince Young, Jeff Bagwell, Roger Clemens, and LaDainian Tomlinson. The Astros Golf Foundation, led by Chairman Jim Crane of the Houston Astros, hopes that the event will deliver up to $90 million in positive economic impact to the city of Houston on an annual basis.
Last year’s event was won by Jason Kokrak, who shot a 65 in the final round to finish 10-under for the tournament. Kokrak has since moved on to LIV Golf, but plenty of star power remains for the 2022 Houston Open. Scottie Scheffler finished second in 2021 but enters this year’s event as the second ranked golfer in the world according to the Official World Golf Rankings. He will be joined by a number of other golfers who rank among the world’s best, including Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama, Si Woo Kim, Gary Woodland, and Tony Finau. The field is also full of exciting up-and-coming young golfers like Sahith Theegala, a Pepperdine graduate quickly moving up the rankings and hoping to make a splash.
C.T. Pan will be among the golfers teeing off first at 6:40 a.m. Thursday morning, kicking off a full weekend of golf in Space City. Make sure to visit the Gallery Sports tent if you are making the trip to Memorial Park this weekend and check back here for updates after each day’s play has concluded.