Kang still in control at Houston Open

Russell Henley made 10 birdies in the final round and closed with a 7-under 65 to win the Shell Houston Open and earn the final spot in the Masters.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Miguel Angel Jimenez made up for a double-bogey on the final hole of regulation by sinking a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic title for a second straight year.

Henley finished at 20-under 268 and won the event by three shots.

Fowlers chances disappeared after he played the first four holes in three-over, but he did gain some vital Augusta momentum with a back-nine fightback as he birdied holes 12, 13, 15 and 17 to finish strongly.

"I feel like I just manage the course well", Henley said.

"I tried to go into it with the mentality that I could do it and win it", Henley said afterwards.

A spot in the Masters was reserved for the Houston victor, if not already exempt, and Henley heads to Augusta, Georgia, for the year's first major championship, not far from his hometown of Macon. "We had enough to hang on and Duby played good to save us in the third period, I thought".

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ANA Inspiration: Cristie Kerr, Caroline Masson and Karine Incher are tied for the lead at 5-under-par 67 at Rancho Mirage, California.

"The fact I get to go back is pretty cool and I'm excited".

Fowler, whose third-round charge was derailed by a bogey, double-bogey finish on Saturday, fell out of contention with a double bogey and a bogey in his first four holes.

"I like the challenge of coming from behind and then potentially being able to put pressure on the guy", Fowler said. "And I started to believe it". His hopes were all but gone when he missed a 5-foot birdie attempt on No. 16.

Thompson seized the lead after 36 holes when she started off with back-to-back birdies and completed her second-round 67. He's been putting really well since yesterday and last few days, and then I haven't been putting really well, not like the first two rounds. Thompson had marked a 1-foot putt with a coin on the 17th green during her third round Saturday, but she replaced the ball perhaps 1 inch out of position.

Kang is at 17 under through 54 holes after a round that featured four birdies and three bogeys on the quick but flawless putting surfaces at the Tournament Course at the Golf Club of Houston, located in this northern suburb of the sprawling Bayou City.

Kang, who hasn't posted a victory since the 2013 Korean Open, settled in with birdies at the first and fourth holes.

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