While the Masters gets all of the attention in the early days of the PGA Tour season, sharp sports bettors would be wise to examine the results of the tournament that precedes it: the Shell Houston Open.
This year it was Jim Herman who claimed the crown on April 3. Herman, who finished 15-under, bested Henrik Stenson (-14), Dustin Johnson (-13), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (-12) and Russell Henley (-11) to earn the victory. The win was only Herman’s sixth career top-10 finish, but he jumped 123 spots in the world rankings to No. 68 in light of his solid performance.