Good news for the SHO

March 9, 2009 5:02:43 PM PDT
Phil Mickelson is coming to the Shell Houston Open. On Monday, they got the commitment they were hoping for when the number 3 player in the world said he is heading our way. Having the date of the tournament the week before the Masters is a good thing.

This is the second straight year Mickelson has played in the Shell and now five of the top 10 in the world will be coming to town.

Besides Mickelson, you'll be seeing Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington, Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlson. And that's not mentioning Ernie Els, Greg Norman, Lee Westwood and Steve Stricker.

It's a good field that could get better. March 27 is the cutoff date for commitments.

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