U.S. Open

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)

The Loop

Impact: No Stranger to success at the Houston Open

April 02, 2014



*"*It's nice to get under par and play with house money. . . . You can love a place, but you still have to perform." -- Curtis Strange

The four-round 266 Strange shot at the 1980 Michelob-Houston Open at The Woodlands Country Club still stands as the tournament's low 72-hole score. Strange, however, only shares the record as Lee Trevino matched his 22-under total that year. Strange went on to win in sudden death with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Later he would claim two more Houston Open titles (1986 and 1988) en route to his 17 career PGA Tour victories. The tournament was the only stop the World Golf Hall of Famer won more than twice.

Photo: Getty Images (1988)