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      Global Glance: Shell Houston Open

    • Lee Westwood owns a pair of top 10s at the Shell Houston Open. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images) Lee Westwood owns a pair of top 10s at the Shell Houston Open. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

    Lee Westwood ... Recent form kept the 40-year-old Brit from the Power Rankings. If all that mattered was course history, he'd be on the short list of potential contenders on the broad shoulders of a 6-for-6 slate at the Golf Club of Houston with two top 10s, including a T10 last year. However, he hasn't logged a top 10 in a full-field event since sharing fifth at the DP World Tour Championship in mid-November. A year ago at this time, he was loitering around No. 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but he's currently 38th. Sits 100th or worse on TOUR in total driving, greens in regulation, strokes gained-putting, proximity to the hole and scrambling.

    Angel Cabrera ... The two-time major champion from Argentina is crawling to the Masters with an injured left shoulder that may require surgery after the major. Just 1-for-7 this season with a T52 at the Northern Trust Open and only three red numbers in 16 rounds. In the last two editions of the Shell Houston Open, he's finished T21 (2012) and T16 (2013) with six rounds under par.

    Jonas Blixt ... He's the only rookie from the 2012 class who won in each of his first two seasons on the PGA TOUR. (Russell Henley of the class of 2013 is the only rookie since to replicate that feat.) The Swede, who will turn 30 years of age on April 24, polished off a T16 in his debut of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship with a field-low, bogey-free 66. He also turned the rare trick of making par on every hole in his second-round 72. Four top 25s on the season.

    Greg Chalmers ... The "putt for dough" guy in the famous axiom. Perennially among the PGA TOUR's most efficient while gripping the 14th club, the 40-year-old Aussie remains without a victory in 347 career starts. He's logged a pair of runner-up finishes in events that no longer exist (2000 Kemper Open; 2009 Buick Open) and banked over $8.77 million. The lefty also nearly made history on his home circuit in 2011 when he won the first two legs of the Triple Crown before settling for a T12 in the Australian Masters.

    D.H. Lee ... The soon-to-be 27-year-old (April 9) has opened his sophomore season similar to how he arrived in 2013. He's 10 events into 2013-14 and has yet to crack a top 55 among three cuts made. The native of Seoul, South Korea started last year 6-for-10 with no top 45s before posting three top 10s and another top 20 in an eight-event stretch and amid a back injury. Some of the components are in place for another surge as he's 24th on TOUR in fairways hit and 30th in strokes gained-putting.
     

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