I have no idea, but one has to expect this to be one of the weakest Houston Opens in years, stuck as it is between the Match Play and Masters. That said, I’d guess a lot of strong overseas players might play since they are already in the States. Unless they wanted to spend two weeks practicing at Augusta.
Is Jordan playing Houston to support a Texas event? The more I think about it, the tougher it is to make a guess, but I’m going with this year’s Houston Open being weaker than the past couple. We’ll know in two or three days.
Most azaleas have bloomed, so will be past their peak for Augusta, I imagine, but the “big azaleas” — I’m not botanist — are just starting to come out of their buds, so they might be okay. I think this means a largely flowerless No. 12, but a colorful No. 13.