Mahan wins Shell Houston Open

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HUMBLE, TX (TheSpread) – Hunter Mahan continues his efforts to become America’s top golfer on Sunday as he won the 2012 Shell Houston Open by one shot.

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Mahan shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to finish the tournament at 16-under par overall. Mahan was one shot ahead of Carl Pettersson, who finished the tournament at 15-under par following a 71 of his own on Sunday.

Mahan enter this week’s tournament with 24/1 odds to win, meaning a $100 wager on Mahan will pay out an additional $2,400.

Louis Oosthuizen came into Sunday’s round as the leader, but shot a 3-over 75 on Sunday to finish the tournament in third place at -14 overall.

This was the final PGA Tour event prior to the first major of the season, the 2012 Masters.

For top 5 results from the 2012 Shell Houston Open, see below

Shell Houston Open Top 5 Results

1 Hunter Mahan -16 (272)

2 Carl Pettersson -15 (273)

3 Louis Oosthuizen -14 (274)

T4 Jeff Overton -12 (276)

T4 Keegan Bradley -12 (276)

T4 Phil Mickelson -12 (276)

T4 Brian Davis -12 (276)

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