Lahiri to play at Houston Open

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Nov 11: Anirban Lahiri returns to action at the Hewlett Packard Houston Open this week. The Indian ace still looking for his maiden win after seven years on the PGA Tour, has had a mixed season and is looking to improve things as the calendar year comes to an end.

Lahiri will play with Sam Ryder and Sepp Straka in the first two rounds at Houston Open.

Last year Carlos Ortiz won this inaugural event and then in his next start went on to finish second at Mayakoba. Last week he finished second at Mayakoba but he withdrew this week due to an injury.

Last year Dustin Johnson, who is not entered this week, and Hideki Matsuyama, also not entered this week, finished tied for second. Johnson went on to win the Masters the following week and Matsuyama won the Masters proper the following April.

Tom Doak’s redesign of Memorial Park had help from Brooks Koepka as player-consultant. The Par-70 stretches just over 7,400 yards and interestingly enough employs five Par-3 holes and three Par-5 holes.

A field of 132 returns this week to claim a piece of the $7.5 million purse and a trip to the Masters and Sentry Tournament of Champions. The winner will also pocket $1.35 million and 500 FedExCup points plus a two-year exemption.


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