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  • Henrik Stenson out of Houston Open, battling illness

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf19 hrs ago

    Henrik Stenson's final Masters prep suffered a blow on Monday when the Swede pulled out of the Shell Houston Open with the flu.

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    Stenson announced his withdrawal via Twitter, also sharing that he won't play a previously scheduled practice round at Augusta National ahead of Houston.

    No Augusta practice, No Shell Houston Open due to getting the flu, hope to be up and running next week in Georgia. H

    The world No. 2 still intends to play in the Masters.

    In his last three PGA Tour starts, Stenson has finished in the top five in them all, including a runner-up finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Stenson, who will turn 39 this week, had his best-ever finish at last year's Masters, finishing tied for 14th place.

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  • Tiger Woods isn't playing the Houston Open, but how about the Masters?

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf3 days ago

    We at least know one thing about Tiger Woods' schedule: It won't include the Shell Houston Open.

    The Friday deadline for players to commit to next week's last tournament before the Masters came and went without Woods joining the field. A rumor, albeit not a strong one, had been started suggesting Woods, seeking some kind of tournament experience before heading down Magnolia Lane, might pick the Houston Open. No dice. After all, Woods has never played in the Houston Open as a pro.

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    Earlier in the week, Woods' friend Notah Begay III told 120 Sports that Woods is "50-50" to play the Masters, but that was an improvement from a 1-in-10 shot just three weeks ago. Most seem to read the tea leaves to suggest Woods won't play for a second consecutive years.

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