Fantasy Aces: Shell Houston Open

(From left to right) Fred Couples, Lee Westwood and Ben Curtis.

(From left to right) Fred Couples, Lee Westwood and Ben Curtis.

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WEEK 13, MATCH 1: Jim McCabe ($2,902,367; 5-7-0) vs. Lance Ringler ($2,263,747; 6-5-1)

JIM MCCABE

Shell Houston Open

Site: Humble, Texas

Courses: Redstone Golf Club – Tournament Course (7,457 yards, par 72)

Purse: $5.8 million

Winner’s share: $1,044,000

Best bet: Lee Westwood. If you’ve been following the PGA Tour this year, you’ve noticed that only names high up in the world rankings have been winning, so let’s go with another one. Westwood had a chance to win here a year ago and Englishmen have been on a roll of late.

Ace up my sleeve: Fred Couples. What’s not to like? The man shoots 62, wins his third Champions Tour tournament of the year, and is going back-to-back to two spots he loves, Houston and Augusta?

• • •

LANCE RINGLER

Best bet: Paul Casey. How do you not pick him as the best bet to win this week in Houston? He is the defending champ and he has placed inside the top 11 in his last five starts.

Ace up my sleeve: Ben Curtis. Whenever Curtis seems to appear on the leaderboard - it’s out of the blue. He has not had the best track record on this golf course and has not had the best year so far. But after his first top 10 of the season last week at Bay Hill, don’t be shocked if he gets into the hunt again this week - out of the blue.




WEEK 13, MATCH 2: Sean Martin ($4,195,236; 6-5-1) vs. Jeff Babineau ($1,875,760; 5-5-2)

SEAN MARTIN

Best bet: Paul Casey. Yes, he’s the defending champion, but that’s not the only reason he’s a good pick. In seven worldwide events this year, he’s finished worse than 11th just once (a T-27 in Abu Dhabi). He’s posted three consecutive top-6 finishes, as well.

Ace up my sleeve: Derek Lamely. The rookie is playing well, winning the Puerto Rico Open and finishing 11th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

• • •

JEFF BABINEAU

Best bet: Phil Mickelson. Remember when he won Bell South in 2006 on the way to Augusta? Phil sends another message.

Ace up my sleeve: James Driscoll. Just a hunch. Young, strong guy needs a good finish.


The Shell Houston Open field based on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index:

  • 5. Lee Westwood
  • 6. Rory McIlroy
  • 7. Phil Mickelson
  • 8. Paul Casey
  • 10. Ernie Els
  • 11. Hunter Mahan
  • 17. Luke Donald
  • 18. Martin Kaymer
  • 20. Charl Schwartzel
  • 21. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 28. Anthony Kim
  • 29. Y.E. Yang
  • 35. Ben Crane
  • 38. Matt Kuchar
  • 40. Padraig Harrington
  • 41. Vijay Singh
  • 42. Kevin Sutherland
  • 43. Fred Couples
  • 46. Justin Leonard
  • 48. Brandt Snedeker
  • 49. Lucas Glover
  • 51. Steve Marino
  • 53. Jonathan Byrd
  • 55. Justin Rose
  • 59. Soren Kjeldsen
  • 60. Ben Curtis
  • 62. Jason Day
  • 63. Simon Dyson
  • 64. Angel Cabrera
  • 65. Jason Bohn
  • 67. Chris Wood
  • 68. Charles Howell III
  • 69. Bryce Molder
  • 73. Fredrik Jacobson
  • 74. Rod Pampling
  • 75. Chad Campbell
  • 80. Cameron Percy
  • 82. Bubba Watson
  • 86. Davis Love III
  • 89. Greg Chalmers
  • 90. Kevin Streelman
  • 92. Bo Van Pelt
  • 93. Garrett Willis
  • 94. Bob Estes
  • 98. Brian Davis
  • 100. Nick O'Hern
  • 103. Chris Tidland
  • 110. Jeff Overton
  • 113. J.J. Henry
  • 115. Martin Laird
  • 118. Michael Letzig
  • 119. Rickie Fowler
  • 120. Adam Scott
  • 121. Paul Goydos
  • 122. Chris Riley
  • 123. John Rollins
  • 129. Pat Perez
  • 130. Ted Purdy
  • 134. Michael Allen
  • 138. Blake Adams
  • 139. D.A. Points
  • 143. Matt Jones
  • 148. Derek Lamely
  • 150. Tim Petrovic
  • 152. D.J. Trahan
  • 155. Woody Austin
  • 158. Jeff Klauk
  • 160. Steve Elkington
  • 164. Vaughn Taylor
  • 167. Henrik Bjornstad
  • 169. Scott McCarron
  • 171. Spencer Levin
  • 172. Briny Baird
  • 178. Daniel Chopra
  • 180. Craig Bowden
  • 182. Ricky Barnes
  • 184. Jeff Quinney
  • 185. Andres Romero
  • 186. Jimmy Walker
  • 187. John Merrick
  • 188. Scott Piercy
  • 192. Mathew Goggin
  • 195. Jeff Maggert
  • 198. J.P. Hayes
  • 200. Matt Every
  • 204. Webb Simpson
  • 205. Alex Cejka
  • 211. Kevin Stadler
  • 214. Greg Owen
  • 215. Mark Calcavecchia
  • 216. Joe Ogilvie
  • 217. Carl Pettersson
  • 225. Matt Bettencourt
  • 226. Harrison Frazar
  • 231. Roger Tambellini
  • 233. Stuart Appleby
  • 237. Aaron Baddeley
  • 238. Kris Blanks
  • 240. John Mallinger
  • 251. Chris Stroud
  • 253. Nicholas Thompson
  • 254. Bill Lunde
  • 256. Alex Prugh
  • 257. Graham DeLaet
  • 259. Shaun Micheel
  • 261. Johnson Wagner
  • 264. Billy Mayfair
  • 267. Ryan Palmer
  • 269. Josh Teater
  • 274. James Nitties
  • 275. Brendon de Jonge
  • 284. Justin Bolli
  • 290. Cameron Beckman
  • 297. James Driscoll
  • 300. Chris Baryla
  • 303. Brian Stuard
  • 304. Chez Reavie
  • 322. Omar Uresti
  • 324. Chris Wilson
  • 328. Rich Barcelo
  • 333. Troy Merritt
  • 353. Jerod Turner
  • 357. Rich Beem
  • 359. Jason Gore
  • 361. Fran Quinn
  • 366. Michael Bradley
  • 371. Will MacKenzie
  • 409. Jay Williamson
  • 415. Martin Flores
  • 446. Roland Thatcher
  • 479. Vance Veazey
  • 489. Kevin Johnson
  • 492. Parker McLachlin
  • 594. Brenden Pappas
  • 671. Brad Faxon
  • 698. Greg Kraft
  • N/R. Michael Connell
  • N/R. David Lutterus
  • N/R. Tim Thelen
  • N/R. Brett Wetterich
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