Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the Shell Houston Open to rest from his five-day victory in Match Play. Johnson won his third straight tournament Sunday when he won two matches that went the distance, a 1-up victory over Hideto Tanihara in the semifinals and a 1-up victory over Jon Rahm in a championship match that Johnson had led 5 up with 10 holes to play. Johnson noted that he has played seven rounds in the last five days, and he thinks he should give his mind and body a break going into the Masters. The Houston Open is in its last year with Shell as the sponsor. The tournament features four players from the top 10 — Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler.
Puma announced Rickie Fowler's planned attire for the 2017 Masters, with an emphasis on a Thursday look inspired by the brand's 'Flagstick Camo' pattern. Ranging in price from $28 to $140, the collection includes pants, a polo, shorts and camo-printed
NBC golf analyst Brandel Chamblee wants to believe the Instagram chatter that Tiger Woods has been working avidly with instructor Chris Como in hopes of playing the Masters, which begins next week. "If you can believe what you read on social media, his coach has been down there with him in Palm Beach and he has been hitting lot of golf balls," Chamblee said Tuesday on a media conference call. "The way I understand it, he has been practicing quite diligently. It wouldn't surprise me if Tiger shows up at Augusta National." Said fellow NBC analyst Colin Montgomerie: "He is still the needle in the game and it would be great to see him play. … But if he does, I hope he can compete and that we're not