Four Canadians in stacked Shell Houston Open Field

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In a field that boasts the likes of Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker, four Canadians are set to compete in the Shell  Houston Open.

Competing this week are Canadians Ben Silverman, Corey Conners, Nick Taylor and Mackenzie Hughes.

This event is known for being a good test as it is the last event before The Masters. Also, this event this year will be the last year of Shell being the presenting sponsor of the Tournament as it has decided to move on.

Conners was the only one of the four to compete last week finishing T13 in the opposite field event in the Dominican Republic.

In last seasons event Hughes finished T23, shooting a 68 in the final round.

This will be the last opportunity for any these four Canadians to punch their ticket to compete at Augusta as none have qualified thus far.

 

How Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Taylor qualified for the Arnold Palmer Invitational field

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Nick Taylor and Mackenzie Hughes are both apart of the 120 man field in the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

Hughes has qualified for the field for being apart of the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings, last season. Hughes was apart of the field in last seasons tournament but failed to make the cut

Taylor, on the other hand, gains his entry to the invitational by being just outside the top 70 on the current FedEx Cup standings, gaining his entrance as other players get in the top 70 got in through other exemptions.

Thornhill native Ben Silverman is currently listed as an alternate for the tournament.

Australian Marc Leishman won last years tournament, finishing at -11.