Houston Open

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: SHO, Astros and Croquet?

    Hey, boys and girls, it's the weekend again. I bet you didn't think you'd make it here from Monday, did you? We assume the next few days are all filled up with plans for antiquing, buying groceries, working in the garden, eating sensibly and going to church for Easter. HA HA HA! We're kidding. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    U.S. Open Rooster-Crow Guy Will NOT Face Charges (w/ VIDEO)

    After a Monday that saw a few significant legal waves ripple throughout the sports world -- a "not guilty" verdict for Roger Clemens in his federal perjury trial, continued disturbing testimony in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation trial, Roger Goodell cackling at the appeals of the suspended New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    App of the Week: ESPN ScoreCenter

    Even Eric "Sleeping With" Bieniemy would love this app.​App: ESPN ScoreCenter Platforms: iPhone, Adroid Web site: Cost: Free There are plenty of things to dislike about "the worldwide leader in sports." Like any media behemoth, ESPN tends to fixate on the most bland a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    ESPN Headlines -- Sex, Lies, And Shrunken Testicles

    It's a bad news day when you're hoping for stories on barry Bonds' shrunken balls​"I see trees of green ... red roses too I see em bloom ... for me and you And I think to myself ... what a wonderful world." -- Louis Armstrong Clearly, Louis Armstrong would have never made it as a sports fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Rockets Playing Well Under the Radar

    Photo by Jeff BalkeFinally, the Red Rowdies have something to actually cheer about.​Houston's three major sports franchises have spent the last few seasons in the equivalent of purgatory. None have been good enough to contend for a title, but none have been horrid enough to elicit the types of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Game Time: Cheer Up Coogs Fan, There's Still A Chance Mack Rhoades Just Has A Killer Sense Of Humor

    ​Today is the first day of the Shell Houston Open. If you remember, last year the first day had to be postponed because of some nasty winds that had blown into the Houston area. Suffice it to say that if there is a strong breeze in the Houston area on this first day of the Shell Houston Open, it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Paul Casey Got His First PGA Win Here Last Year, So He's Donating $100,000 In Return

    ​Because of scheduling quirks, the Shell Houston Open doesn't always draw the best fields of participants in golf. Tiger Woods has never played it.Last year it was won by England's Paul Casey, and most casual sports fans couldn't place the name. That's because it was his first win on the PGA Tour. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    More Bits And Pieces From The Chron Cuts

    We know have a new leader in the clubhouse for Worst Way To Find Out You Lost Your Chronicle Job.Dai Huynh, one of the paper's food writers, was scheduled to come back from maternity leave. The night before she gets a call telling her, in effect, "don't bother."Cold.Remember, our list of names is he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Shell Houston Open

    Ready to hit some balls?

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Singh It, Baby

    Vijay and the pros take a swing at the Shell Houston Open

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003
  • Dining

    September 12, 2002

    The Eel Thing

    Looking for a veteran sushi chef who'll actually talk to you? Chef Toda's your man.

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Quoth the Chron

    The Chronicle runs out another inept marketing campaign

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Right-Wing Revolt

    Local conservative talk radio lives to rant again

  • News

    October 21, 1999
  • News

    March 27, 1997

    Shell Games

    Did the petrochemical giant fudge the facts to get rid of a pesky worker?

  • News

    June 16, 1994

    The Burial and Resurrection (maybe) of Doug Sanders

    For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.