PSN PGA Tour Report: Week 19

In the HoleGeorgia native Russell Henley became the final player to qualify for the Masters Tournament with a come-from-behind three-stroke win at the Houston Open.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

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The Final Scorecard

-Horse for the courseRussell Henley’s win on Sunday should not be considered a surprise considering he averaged a 5.3 finish over his previous three trips to the Golf Club of Houston. The former Georgia Bulldog will be 28 next Wednesday and is only one spot back of his all-time year-end rank of 60th in 2012. He has 7 top-25s, 3 top-10s and a win this season.

-Kang’s mixed bag…29-year-old Sunghoon Kang of South Korea earned his best-ever PGA Tour finish by placing second to Henley in Houston. Kang will have mixed feelings with the result considering he led Henley by six strokes after the first two rounds by scoring a 65 on Thursday and a 63 on Friday. His four-stroke lead over Henley entering the final round was shattered when Henley shot a 65 with 10 birdies to Kang’s 72. Kang’s last pro win was in Korea four years ago.

-Making Chi Chi proud…28 year-old Rafael Campos of Puerto Rico is giving his native country a reason for optimism in the world of professional golf after back-to-back top-ten finishes on the PGA Tour has raised his ranking 308 spots since the start the year. Campos placed 10th last week at the Puerto Rico Open and followed that up with a solid 7th in Houston on Sunday to move up to No. 393.

On the Tee – The Masters

For an early look at this week’s Masters Tournament you can check out Jeff Shain’s First Look Reports every Friday at PGATour.com.

Here are the opening odds for notable players to keep an eye on for this week’s event…

FAVORITES

Dustin Johnson (6-1)

Rory McIlroy (7-1)

Jordan Spieth (8-1)

CONTENDERS

Rickie Fowler (18-1)

Hideki Matsuyama (18-1)

Jason Day (20-1)

Jon Rahm (22-1)

Phil Mickelson (25-1)

Justin Rose (25-1)

Henrik Stenson (30-1)

Adam Scott (35-1)

Justin Thomas (35-1)

Paul Casey (40-1)

Sergio Garcia (40-1)

Bubba Watson (45-1)

LONGSHOTS

Marc Leishman (50-1)

Louis Oosthuizen (50-1)

Brandt Snedeker (50-1)

Tyrrell Hatton (60-1)

Russell Henley (66-1)

Brooks Koepka (66-1)

Daniel Berger (75-1)

Matthew Fitzpatrick (80-1)

Adam Hadwin (80-1)

Matt Kuchar (80-1)

Thomas Pieters (80-1)

Patrick Reed (80-1)

Charl Schwartzel (80-1)

Lee Westwood (80-1)

Jimmy Walker (100-1)

Zach Johnson (125-1)

Danny Willett (125-1)

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