Round 4 Recap: 2012 Shell Houston Open


Our first multiple winning on the PGA Tour with Hunter Mahan’s victory at the Shell Houston Open.  We did have a great day of golf on TV this Sunday, I of course but the unintentional mush (jinx or kibosh) on Louis Oosthuizen.  Louis Louis fell apart on the front nine, to give back all the shots he had saved up on Saturday.  On the first 10 holes Louis played +6 over par (that included a birdie on hole number 3).  Louis did show a lot of heart, after an awful first 10 holes, he played the last 8 in -3 under par.  He also missed one or two putts that could have gone in on the last few holes and really redeemed himself with a great back nine.

Carl Pettersson picked up the ball for a little while on the front nine after Louis O dropped it.  He was the sole leader for the front nine but lost it making the turn.  That is when Mr. Mahon decided that par wasn’t good enough.  After parring the first 8 hole’s Mahon birded the 9th and the 10th to take the lead, and never relinquished it.  He held a two shot lead for most of the back nine, had a little stumble on the long par 3 14th, but really played well the last few holes to snare his second PGA Tour victory of the year, and become our first multiple winner on Tour this year.

We all know what next week is, so I will save any Masters comments until our Wednesday preview.  But only a few days away, and if the PGA Tour can keep up the fireworks 2012 will be a great year for golf.

Since this is win #2 for Mahan I thought I would give a little nod to Foley.

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