Houston Is Augusta Jr.?
By Kickntrue on 4/2/09
The Shell Houston Open begins today. The week before the Masters used to be a death spot on the calander, but not anymore. The Redstone Golf Club Tournament Course has been transformed into a course that resembles the way Augusta National plays, making it a great tuneup for next week.
Alvaro Quiros, who has moved up to 25th in the world, decided to play after talking to Garcia.

"He told me that Houston is a good tournament for many reasons, but one of the more important ones is the setup, you know,'' Quiros said. "For example, when we arrive to the second shot on the first hole, Sergio told me look, "Can you see the grass is cutting against you? It's typical of The Masters."

"Normally we have the grass cut in our favor or to the green and here it's against. It's a good thing the mowing of the greens and the speed of the greens are very close. It was raining. After three, four days of sunny -- this is very good. The shape of the rough is a little bit lower. I heard about last year -- it was a little bit higher or thicker so, yeah, it's a good test for me especially for this one.''
It's great for the fans too. We get to see an amazing field on a week we'd ususally see the duds [Ed Note- I'd kill to be a dud that is a +5 handicap].

Shell Open Is Augusta Jr.

Via GeoffShackelford.com

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