Carlos Ortiz won his first PGA Tour title at the Houston Open after holding off strong challenges from Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama.
A birdie at 16 proved crucial for Ortiz as he moved one clear of world No 1 Johnson and Matsuyama, who surged into contention with a course-record 63.
Johnson and Matsuyama missed putts to join Ortiz on 12-under par and the Mexican sealed victory with a birdie at the last to win by two shots and earn himself a place at the 2021 Masters.
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The world No 149 is not on the entry list at Augusta this week, but Johnson and Matsuyama demonstrated they are both likely to be among the contenders for the final major of 2021.
Matsuyama was one of three players – along with Mackenzie Hughes and Talor Gooch – to shoot a 63 on the last day while Johnson put pressure on Ortiz until the last. However, the Mexican kept his composure to win the biggest title of his career.
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