Houston Open

Herman wins Houston Open to get into the Masters

Jim Herman delivered a masterful performance at just the right time Sunday in the Shell Houston Open.

Herman, winless in 105 previous starts on the PGA Tour, chipped in for birdie on the par-3 16th and finished with two solid pars for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot victory that sends him to the Masters for the first time in his career.

Herman tapped in for par and thrust both fists in the air after his one-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.

"This is pretty unreal," Herman said, admitting he had to go through Q school seven times before sticking on the Tour.

"I've dreamt of this for long time and I'm going to enjoy it. I'm pretty proud of myself....