Hunter Mahan won the Shell Houston Open this weekend largely in part to his magnificent putting on Saturday.
Mahan sank 173 feet of putts Saturday to shoot 65—only two shots behind the leader Loius Oosthuizen. On Sunday it only took a 1-under, 71, performance to take the tournament from Oosthuizen who shot a 3-over, 75.
Mahan held off Karl Peterson by one shot to seal the victory. He looks to use the momentum from the tournament this weekend to carry over into next weekend's Masters Tournament.
“I’m playing good. I’m glad I’m going to Augusta, it’s
really a special place and I’m looking forward to going there," Mahan said.
Many legends are born at the Masters—where one shot can propel you into the history books, and one shot can ruin your dreams. Look for the Masters in 2012 to be a special tournament.