Keeping Score

2020 Houston Open: Dustin Johnson headlines final Masters tuneup

The No. 1-ranked player in world heads to Memorial Park for his 1st start in 7 weeks after having tested positive for COVID-19

5: Number of consecutive finishes of sixth or better on the PGA Tour for Dustin Johnson, who returns to competition this week at the Houston Open. Johnson, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, has not competed since he tied for sixth at the U.S. Open seven weeks ago. In his four starts before the Open, he had placed no worse than T-3, including a victory at the Northern Trust playoff event en route to the FedEx Cup title. Johnson was sidelined Oct. 13 when he tested positive for COVID-19. He will be one of 37 players in the Houston field who are scheduled to compete in next week’s Masters. Memorial Park Golf Course, a muni just west of downtown Houston, will host the Houston Open for the first time since 1963. The century-old course underwent a $34 million renovation funded by the Astros Golf Foundation and led by architect Tom Doak, with Brooks Koepka as a consultant. Koepka will be competing this week (tee times).

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