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D.A. Points wins Houston Open

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 11:04 a.m. CST

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — D.A. Points came back from a long rain delay and made four pars, the last one giving him a one-shot victory in the Houston Open and a trip to the Masters.

With a putter he once borrowed from his mother and never returned, Points rolled in a putt from just outside 12 feet on the final hole to polish off a 6-under 66 and avoid a sudden-death playoff with Masters-bound Henrik Stenson and Billy Horschel.

It was quite a turnaround for Points, whose only other PGA Tour win was at Pebble Beach two years ago with actor Bill Murray along for the laughs. He started the year by missing the cut seven times in nine tournaments and arrived at Redstone Golf Club having not broken 70 in last nine rounds.

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