Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open R1

Four-way tie for lead as play suspended in Texas

Houston Open 2021 R1
November 11-14
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Marc Leishman, of Australia, and Americans Russell Henley, Talor Gooch and Luke List were tied for the lead of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open when play was suspended due to darkness.


Houston Open 2021 R1

“Got off to a good start,” said Leishman. “That first hole’s a brute of a hole and to make a long putt for birdie there was a nice way to start the day.

“My irons were really on and gave myself a lot of chances and made the putts. It was pretty stress free. Disappointing to bogey the last and not have a bogey-free round, but on a course like this I’m pretty happy with just making one bogey.”


Houston Open 2021 R1

Leishman, Henley and Gooch all closed with a 5- under 65 while Henley had three holes left to play.

“kind of an interesting day,” said List. “We knew we weren’t going to finish so just trying to get as much as we could in. The course was gettable today, a little softer conditions from the rain this morning.

“I was pretty patient today. Hit some good shots obviously, and I think you can take advantage of your length out there. I’m hitting a lot of drivers, which is nice for me, and I like the golf course a lot.”


Houston Open 2021 R1

American Jason Dufner closed with a 66 to take solo fifth place followed by compatriot Keith Mitchell (67), Wyndham Clark, Adam Long and Martin Trainer as well as Canadian Ben Silverman (67) and Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas in a share of sixth place at 3-under

“I think the course responded pretty well to the weather we had. It was a pretty strong storm that pushed through,” said Dufner. “Thankful that it pushed through pretty quickly. It was soft early, but sun’s out now, the wind’s blowing a little bit, so the course is drying out.

“I thought I played pretty well. I was pretty happy for the most part everything I did, but a couple key parts kind of in the middle of the round a couple times helped kind of glue that round together and maybe turned a 70, 69, 68 into a 66. So I’ll take those two shots or three shots with those saves and look to improve on my ball-striking.”


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Golf Ranking
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Houston Open 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
Thru
To Par
R1
T1
Russell Henley
F
-5
65
T1
Talor Gooch
F
-5
65
T1
Marc Leishman
F
-5
65
T1
Luke List
15
-5
5
Jason Dufner
F
-4
66
T6
Keith Mitchell
F*
-3
67
T6
Ben Silverman
F
-3
67
T6
Jhonattan Vegas
13
-3
T6
Wyndham Clark
13*
-3
T6
Adam Long
11
-3
T6
Martin Trainer
11
-3
T12
Kelly Kraft
F*
-2
68
T12
Alex Smalley
F
-2
68
T12
Nick Taylor
F
-2
68
T12
Adam Scott
F
-2
68
T12
Matthew Wolff
F
-2
68
T12
Graeme McDowell
F*
-2
68
T12
Lanto Griffin
F
-2
68
T12
Jason Kokrak
F*
-2
68
T12
Robert Streb
F*
-2
68
T12
Davis Riley
F
-2
68
T12
Greyson Sigg
F*
-2
68
T12
Kramer Hickok
15
-2
T12
Hank Lebioda
14*
-2
T12
Peter Malnati
13*
-2
T12
Adam Schenk
13*
-2
T12
Max McGreevy
12
-2
T12
Andrew Landry
10
-2
T12
Shane Lowry
10
-2
T12
Dawie van der Walt
7*
-2
T12
Aaron Rai
6*
-2
T32
Brice Garnett
F*
-1
69
T32
Tony Finau
F
-1
69
T32
Martin Laird
F
-1
69
T32
Brian Gay
F
-1
69
T32
Sam Ryder
F
-1
69
T32
Mito Pereira
F*
-1
69
T32
Brian Harman
11*
-1
T32
Tyler Duncan
10
-1
T32
Sam Burns
10*
-1
T32
Ryan Palmer
9
-1
T32
Erik van Rooyen
9
-1
T32
Ian Poulter
9
-1
T32
Kevin Tway
8*
-1
T32
Nick Watney
8
-1
T32
Matthew NeSmith
8*
-1
T32
J.J. Spaun
8*
-1
T32
Andrew Putnam
7
-1
T32
Stephan Jaeger
7
-1
T32
Shawn Stefani
7
-1
T32
Vincent Whaley
7
-1
T32
MJ Daffue
7
-1
T32
Paul Barjon
6*
-1
T54
Chesson Hadley
F
E
70
T54
Peter Uihlein
F
E
70
T54
Lee Westwood
F*
E
70
T54
Richy Werenski
F
E
70
T54
Stewart Cink
F*
E
70
T54
Patrick Reed
F
E
70
T54
Joel Dahmen
F*
E
70
T54
Joaquin Niemann
F*
E
70
T54
Dylan Frittelli
F*
E
70
T54
Sepp Straka
F
E
70
T54
Sahith Theegala
F
E
70
T54
Matthias Schwab
F*
E
70
T54
Mackenzie Hughes
14*
E
T54
Harry Higgs
13
E
T54
Henrik Norlander
12
E
T54
Cam Davis
11
E
T54
Jason Day
11*
E
T54
Sungjae Im
10*
E
T54
J.T. Poston
10
E
T54
Brooks Koepka
9*
E
T54
Sebastián Muñoz
9
E
T54
Tyler McCumber
8
E
T54
David Lipsky
7*
E
T54
Cameron Sisk (a)
6*
E
T78
Scott Stallings
F*
+1
71
T78
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
F
+1
71
T78
Brandon Hagy
F
+1
71
T78
Scott Piercy
F*
+1
71
T78
Kevin Streelman
F*
+1
71
T78
Brian Stuard
F*
+1
71
T78
Bill Haas
F*
+1
71
T78
Joseph Bramlett
F*
+1
71
T78
Taylor Moore
F*
+1
71
T78
Trey Mullinax
F
+1
71
T78
Connor Arendell
F
+1
71
T78
Pat Perez
15
+1
T78
Aaron Wise
13
+1
T78
Cameron Tringale
12*
+1
T78
Scottie Scheffler
12*
+1
T78
Roger Sloan
12*
+1
T78
Jim Herman
11
+1
T78
Chez Reavie
9
+1
T78
Tom Hoge
8*
+1
T78
Lee Hodges
7
+1
T78
Rodolfo Cazaubòn
7*
+1
T78
Adam Svensson
7
+1
T78
Chad Ramey
7
+1
T101
Bronson Burgoon
F*
+2
72
T101
Henrik Stenson
F
+2
72
T101
Francesco Molinari
F*
+2
72
T101
Zach Johnson
F*
+2
72
T101
John Huh
F
+2
72
T101
Jimmy Walker
F*
+2
72
T101
Gary Woodland
F*
+2
72
T101
Danny Willett
F*
+2
72
T101
C.T. Pan
F
+2
72
T101
Nate Lashley
F*
+2
72
T101
Anirban Lahiri
F
+2
72
T101
Denny McCarthy
F*
+2
72
T101
Chris Stroud
12
+2
T101
Hudson Swafford
11*
+2
T101
Cameron Smith
9*
+2
T101
Russell Knox
8*
+2
T101
Maverick McNealy
8*
+2
T118
Kyle Stanley
F
+3
73
T118
Doc Redman
F*
+3
73
T118
Gilbert Mendez
F*
+3
73
T118
Sangmoon Bae
14*
+3
T118
Max Homa
10*
+3
T118
James Hahn
8*
+3
T118
Chase Koepka
7
+3
T125
Brandt Snedeker
F
+4
74
T125
Branden Grace
F*
+4
74
T125
Sung Kang
F
+4
74
T125
Tyrrell Hatton
9*
+4
T125
Seamus Power
8*
+4
T125
Jared Wolfe
8*
+4
131
Taylor Pendrith
F
+5
75
132
Harold Varner III
F*
+7
77
* Player started on the back nine
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