Winning any PGA tournament is awesome. Winning the one that gets you into The Masters is as good as it gets.
Russell Henley did just that Sunday at the rain-soaked Shell Houston Open, rallying from four shots down to win by three with a 7-under 65. He made 10 birdies in the final 18 holes.
Henley wound up 20-under par and was the only player to shoot sub-70 in all four rounds, finishing at 67-67-69-65 – 268 to earn $1.26 million and 500 FedEx points.
Korea’s Sung-hoon Kang took second, unable to keep up the scintillating pace of his first two rounds, finishing at 17-under courtesy of a 65-63-71-72 – 271.
Last week’s runner-up at the WGC-Dell Match Play continued his strong year and Texas two-step: Jon Rahm finished tied for 10th at 9-under.
Henley was 5-under through eight holes before coming back down to earth with a double-bogey 5 on No. 9. He strung together five more birdies between 10 and 17 before bogeying 18 with the tournament title already well in hand.