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Henley wins Houston Open to clinch last Masters place

Henley wins Houston Open to clinch last Masters place

His 20-under total was three shots better than Sung Kang.

The American ended his day in style, very almost grabbing a hole-in-one at the 230-yard par three ninths, his ball rolling past the edge of the cup before settling five feet away, setting up a birdie.

Kang had two birdies on the front nine, but swiftly handed the shot back with bogeys on both occasions and could only par his way in after the turn. There's still 36 holes left for things to change, but there's no reason to think he won't walk away from this tournament with his first career PGA Tour win.

"Sometimes I make a bunch of putts in the first round and then the second round doesn't go as well as the first round".

"It's great. I feel I've had a consistent season so far".

"I drove it well, hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens and made some good putts", Fowler said.

Kang's nearest challengers are Americans Hudson Swafford and Russell Henley on -10, while another U.S. star Rickie Fowler is a further shot back after a disappointing 71.

Henley wins Houston Open to clinch last Masters place

Kang, who seemed ready to run away from the field after going 65-63 in the first two rounds before shooting 71 Saturday, shot even par 72 Sunday but held onto the runner-up position. A bogey at the last did nothing to dampen his spirits as he secured his third Tour win after struggling in 2016.

In the final year of his company's sponsorship of the Houston Open. "I got off to a good start other than the three-putt on 7, and I birdied 10, 11".

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was at the tournament on Sunday and advocated for moving the Houston Open inside the city limits rather than unincorporated Harris County near Humble where the tournament has been played since 2003.

It's his first victory since the 2014 Honda Classic, and he also won the 2013 Sony Open.

List shot a final-round 68 and Fowler closed with a 70.

Ryu birdied the 18th hole in the playoff to win her second major title, but her celebration was muted because of the freaky circumstances on the Dinah Shore Course. Five of his eight birdies came consecutively on holes No. 6 through No. 10.

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