Lee Westwood will be pulling on his golf clothes for the first time in three weeks when he tees off in Houston.
The world number two has struggled for form this season and decided a three week break away from the game was needed to recharge the batteries and hit peak condition for The Masters.
Westwood will be able to reclaim his world number one spot from Martin Kaymer if he picks up a top two finish in Texas.
The 37-year-old, who is yet to claim a major title, is hoping to rediscover his best form to boost his confidence before the first major of the season at Augusta.
"I've seen a big improvement in the three weeks since I last played so I want to play solidly," he said.
"I'm looking to play well and hit good shots and take the way I've been hitting shots on the range onto the course."
The Brit will be facing tough competition in Houston as the field contains fellow members of the world top-10 in Matt Kuchar and Steve Stricker, along with major winners Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington.