April 24, 2006
Shell Houston Open
Stuart Appleby cruises to a 6 shot victory and goes wire-to-wire for his second win of the year.
After feeling something last week while practicing in Orlando Stuart Appleby kept that feeling during this weeks tournament.
Appleby shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to cap a wire-to-wire victory and join Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as the only two-time winners on the PGA TOUR this year.
Appleby, also the 1999 winner in Houston, finished at 19-under 269 on the new Tournament Course at Redstone, six shots ahead of Bob Estes. Appleby matched the tournament record for margin of victory and was the first player in the event’s 60-year history to lead from the opening round to the end.
The victory margin was also a personal best in eight career wins for Appleby. He won twice in playoffs and the other five by one shot. Read More…
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