HUMBLE, TX (March 17, 2017) — World No. 9 Rickie Fowler, No. 13 Justin Rose, major championship winner Jason Dufner and Chris Wood via sponsor exemption are among the latest players added to the 2017 Shell Houston Open field, announced Tournament Director Steve Timms.
Rickie Fowler, ranked No. 9 in the world, is off to a strong start to the 2016-2017 season with his recent win at the 2017 Honda Classic. Fowler has four PGA TOUR victories and three international victories and is making his fourth consecutive start at the Shell Houston Open. No. 13 Justin Rose, major championship winner and gold medalist winner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is joining the field with major championship winner Jason Dufner. Chris Wood, No. 55 in the World Golf Rankings, will compete on a sponsor exemption. Wood recorded the biggest of his three European Tour titles at the 2016 BMW PGA Championship.
The addition of Rose and Dufner brings the total of major championship winners to 14 in the SHO field. That group cumulatively won 26 majors, including five Masters, nine U.S. Opens, five PGA Championships. Earlier this week, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and No. 6 Jordan Spieth were added to the Shell Houston Open player field. The 2017 SHO field now has four of the top 10 players in the world scheduled to compete.
The 2017 Shell Houston Open will be played the week of March 27-April 2 at the Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course. Players have until March 24 (Friday before tournament week) to commit. They may also withdraw on or before that date with no penalty. Tickets and future player information will be available at shellhoustonopen.com.