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Points Triumphs In Houston After Delay
D.A. Points won the Houston Open by one stroke for his second career U.S. PGA Tour title. Points shot a 6-under-par 66 during the final round at Redstone Country Club in Humble, Texas.
The event was delayed late in the round as strong thunderstorms rolled north of Houston, but when play resumed Points remained steady closing out the victory with a 12 foot putt using a putter he once borrowed from his mother and never returned. Points carded a 16-under-par 272 for the weekend, one shot ahead of Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and fellow American Billy Horschel.
The win was his first since he partnered Bill Murray at the 2011 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and earned him an invitation to the Masters in two weeks.
Meanwhile world No. 2 Rory McIlroy, who had to regain the top spot in the world rankings with a win in Houston, closed out his week at the Houston Open by making a 25-foot birdie putt for a 70 and a tie for 45th. McIlroy will play the Texas Open next week before heading to the Masters.