HUMBLE, Texas (AP) Ian Poulter made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole in order to force a playoff and gained the Houston Open on the 1st extra hole with a par in order to earn the last spot in the Experts.
One week after Poulter was mistakenly told he had secured up a spot at Augusta Nationwide through the world ranking, he remaining no doubt by winning in clutch system fashion over PGA Tour first year Beau Hossler .
The 42-year-old Poulter closed with a 5-under 67 for his third PGA Trip win and second in the United States.
Hossler, who also chance 67, ran off four directly birdies on the back nine to consider an one-shot lead going to the last hole. In the playoff, his chance from a greenside bunker flew on the green and into the water, and made triple bogey.