Apr 1, 2012; Humble, TX, USA; Hunter Mahan with his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Shell Houston Open at Redstone Golf Club-The Tournament Course. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-US PRESSWIRE

Shell Houston Open 2012: Hunter Mahan Wins Final Event Before The Masters

Hunter Mahan hung on for a one-shot win over Carl Pettersson in the final tune-up before The Masters.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Hunter Mahan Edges Out Carl Pettersson By 1 Stroke

Hunter Mahan held a one-stroke lead over Carl Pettersson over the final four holes at the 2012 Shell Houston Open to hang on for the win Sunday. Pettersson needed a victory to secure a spot at the 2012 Masters Tournament next weekend, but couldn't gain a stroke down the final stretch. He missed a birdie putt from 20 feet away on 18 that could have forced a playoff. He made par instead to finish at 1-under for the day and 15-under for the tournament.

Louis Oosthuizen began the day two strokes ahead of the field, but struggled mightily on the front nine. He shot 6-over through 10 holes before hitting three birdies over the final stretch to save face at 3-over on the day and 14-under for the tournament.

Four players took fourth place at 12-under, including Phil Mickelson. Jeff Overton joined the pack with a 4-under performance Sunday to jump 10 spots in the standings.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Hunter Mahan Up 1 Stroke Heading Into Final Stretch

Hunter Mahan leads by one stroke overall (16-under) over Sweden's Carl Pettersson through 15 holes at the 2012 Shell Houston Open. Both golfers have shot 1-under so far on the day. Mahan had been leading by two strokes, but bogeyed on No. 14 to set up what could be a wild finish as Petterson needs a win to earn a spot in the 2012 Masters Tournament.

James Driscoll was also vying for a spot at Augusta, but is now four shots off the lead at even-par through 16 holes. Keegan Bradley has moved up three spots on the day, pulling within three shots of Mahan at 2-under through 17 holes. He is tied with Louis Oosthuizen for third place at 13-under overall.

Driscoll is lodged in a four-way tie for fourth place with a pack of golfers than includes Phil Mickelson at 12-under. For a full updated leaderboard, head over to Golf.com.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Carl Pettersson Atop Leaderboard, James Driscoll 2 Strokes Back

The 2012 Shell Houston Open in Texas is midway through its final day on Sunday. The battle for the top of the leaderboard is heating up and there are at least two golfers attempting to win the tournament in order to gain entry to the Masters in Augusta next weekend.

Through the first seven holes of his fourth round play, Carl Pettersson is on top of the leaderboard at 16-under. Pettersson is not currently invited to the Masters, but would secure a spot with a win. Close behind Pettersson is Lewis Oosthuizen, at 15-under through seven. Hunter Mahan is also at 15-under through seven holes, but is even for the day so far.

Also playing to earn a Masters invite is James Driscoll, who is at 14-under through his first seven holes of the day and just two strokes off the lead.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Parings For Sunday

The Shell Houston Open is back on schedule after a rained-out Friday, thanks to a very busy Saturday. Everyone has completed three rounds, and no one will have to play more than 18 holes on Sunday. Louis Oosthuizen leads the field at 17-under par, and he'll be paired with Hunter Mahan, who is 15-under, in the final group. Within striking distance in case of a nice big slip-up is Phil Mickelson, who sits at 11-under.

Time Players
7:38 am Kelly, Troy Carballo, Miguel Angel
7:46 am Merrick, John Vegas, Jhonattan
7:54 am Matteson, Troy Potter, Jr., Ted
8:02 am Bohn, Jason Beckman, Cameron
8:10 am Barnes, Ricky Lovemark, Jamie
8:18 am Micheel, Shaun Ogilvie, Joe
8:26 am Wheatcroft, Steve Stefani, Shawn
8:34 am Castro, Roberto Stricker, Steve
8:42 am Pampling, Rod Claxton, Will
8:50 am Mayfair, Billy Goggin, Mathew
8:58 am Crane, Ben Fowler, Rickie
9:06 am de Jonge, Brendon McDowell, Graeme
9:14 am Cabrera, Angel Owen, Greg
9:22 am Reifers, Kyle Campbell, Chad
9:30 am Anderson, Mark Adams, Blake
9:39 am Herman, Jim Compton, Erik
9:48 am Couples, Fred Biershenk, Tommy
9:57 am Herron, Tim Blixt, Jonas
10:06 am O'Hair, Sean English, Harris
10:15 am Piercy, Scott Green, Nathan
10:24 am Cauley, Bud Mallinger, John
10:33 am Lee, Danny Stenson, Henrik
10:42 am Tringale, Cameron Leishman, Marc
10:51 am Wagner, Johnson Yang, Y.E.
11:00 am Maggert, Jeff Molder, Bryce
11:09 am Jobe, Brandt Taylor, Vaughn
11:18 am Bjorn, Thomas Perez, Pat
11:27 am Els, Ernie Westwood, Lee
11:36 am Gainey, Tommy Overton, Jeff
11:45 am Huh, John Holmes, J.B.
11:54 am Senden, John Weekley, Boo
12:03 pm Bradley, Keegan Mickelson, Phil
12:12 pm Driscoll, James Palmer, Ryan
12:21 pm Pettersson, Carl Davis, Brian
12:30 pm Oosthuizen, Louis Mahan, Hunter

Television coverage of the event starts at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and is scheduled to run through 6 p.m.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Louis Oosthuizen Leads The Field By 2 Strokes

The final PGA tournament before the Masters, the Shell Houston Open, has been delayed multiple times, but after Saturday evening, everybody has finished 54 holes and is ready for the final round on Sunday. Though no one has won both tournaments since the Shell Houston Open moved to its current location, the winner still gets a check for more than $1 million, plenty of incentive for any golfer to shoot a fine final round.

Louis Oosthuizen, the South African, is two strokes ahead of the field going into the final round, shooting a 17-under. On his tail is Hunter Mahan, who has gotten better as the weekend has gone along, with rounds of 69, 67 and 65, and is now -15 for the tournament. Right behind him is a tie between Carl Petterson and Brit Brian Davis at 14-under.

After an opening-round 65, Phil Mickelson has had back-to-back 70s for a three-round score of -11, and he's tied with countrymen Keegan Bradley and Ryan Palmer six behind Oosthuizen for the lead.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Hunter Mahan And Brian Davis Lead During Third Round

With more than 90 players making the cut after a rain-delayed first two days, the final groups in round three are making their way through the front nine. Second-round leader and Englishman Brian Davis is currently at -12 and tied atop the leaderboard with Hunter Mahan. Davis is one under through his first four holes, while Mahan is lighting it up at four under through his first seven.

Davis has had a consistent but relatively unremarkable career, and is best known for calling a penalty on himself at the 18th hole at Habour Town that handed Jim Furyk the Heritage two years ago. Mahan is a superstar who's won a number of Tour events, including this year's WGC-Match Play in Arizona, but has yet to break through at a major. The win could give him a nice boost heading into Augusta, where those who hit a high fade have a nice advantage.

Texan Ryan Palmer has made a furious charge in the third round. Palmer began the round tied for 35th and seven shots back but is six under through 14 holes and just one shot off the lead. Carl Petterson and James Driscoll join Palmer just one shot off the lead at 11 under.

Phil Mickelson, the defending Shell Houston Open champion, is three shots back and nine under.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Parings For Saturday

With rain forcing the Shell Houston Open to squeeze the end of the second round and the entire third round into Saturday, the entire leaderboard began play early Saturday morning.

Jeff Maggert came on strong, moving up the leaderboard to first place with at 12-under before the start of the third round on Saturday afternoon.

There's a three-way tie behind him with Brian Davis, Louis Oosthuizen and James Driscoll all at 11-under, while at least 14 other golfers, including Phil Mickelson, are still within striking distance at 9 and 8-under.

Mickelson will tee off with J.B. Holmes and Carl Pettersson at 2:33 PM EST, with Driscoll, Tommy Gaines and Greg Owen set to start at 1:42 PM EST.

The leaders -- Maggert, Davis and Oosthuizen -- will begin their third round at 2:51 PM EST.

NBC will have live coverage from 3-6 PM.

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Shell Houston Open 2012 Leaderboard: Brian Davis, Louis Oosthuizen Atop Leaderboard As Play Is Once Again Suspended

Rains once again suspended play on the second day of the 2012 Shell Houston Open in Humble, Texas. A full 70 players will need to complete their second round on Saturday, as the first two days of the annual Augusta tune-up have both been suspended due to weather.

As of Friday afternoon, when play was suspended, Brian Davis and Louis Oosthuizen are tied atop the leaderboard at 11-under. Both players have finished their first two full rounds of play. Threatening to catch them is Jeff Maggert, who is at 10-under with eight more holes left to play in his second round.

Tied for fourth place at 9-under with all four players having completed their second round are Phil Mickelson, J.B. Holmes, Greg Owen and Tommy Gainey.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Phil Mickelson 1 Shot Behind Leaders Louis Oosthuizen And Brian Davis

As the second round progresses at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Englishman Brian Davis has surged to the top of the leaderboard, shooting a 65 in his second round and is in the clubhouse at 11 under. He is only one of a handful of players to finish so far, and with soft conditions, there will surely be other low numbers. Davis has had a relatively unremarkable career, and is perhaps best known for calling a penalty on himself on the final hole at Harbour Town that handed Jim Furyk a victory at the Heritage.

Matching Davis at -11 is former British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen, who is six under through 16 holes. First-round leader and defending champion Phil Mickelson is just one shot off the lead and three under through 16 holes. Two shots off the lead is Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey, the former Big Break contestant and swashbuckling South Carolinian.

Former Houston Cougar Fred Couples is seven shots off the lead at four under, but he will make the cut and extend his record streak at the Houston Open to 19 consecutive made-cuts. Several players in the top 20 have still not started their second round, so the cut will not be made until Saturday.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Phil Mickelson Atop Leaderboard After 1st Round

The first round of the 2012 Shell Houston Open is finally over, after on rain Thursday postponed action until Friday morning. Phil Mickelson picked up where he left off on the third hole to finish the round in a three-way tie for first place at 7-under. He birdied seven of the 15 holes he played, with a bogey on 13 to put him even with Carl Petterson and Angel Cabrera.

Behind the leaders, four golfers sit one-shot back -- Jeff Maggert, Ricky Barnes, Greg Owen and John Huh all shot 6-under to put themselves well within striking distance of the lead. Among other notable names, Johnson Wagner is tied for 17th with the likes of Steve Stricker and Lee Westwood after shooting 4-under.

The second round is just underway, with Mickelson teeing off at 1:20 p.m. ET. Petterson and Cabrera won't tee off on the back nine until 6:20 and 6:40 p.m., respectively.

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Shell Houston 2012 Weather Delay: Play Postponed Due To Rain

On Thursday, the 2012 Shell Houston Open's first round got underway. A good portion of the field of 144 golfers were able to get their rounds completed before the rain began to fall and play was suspended.

On Thursday afternoon, the official PGA Tour Twitter feed relayed the information that the day's play would be suspended due to weather. Play will resume on Friday at 7:30 a.m. local time and the remaining golfers will complete their first round.

About 30 golfers have not yet teed off, while a healthy number of others are still in the middle of their opening round. Phil Mickelson, for example, is only on the third hole and is currently 1-under. Charl Schwartzel is in the same position.

Atop the leaderboard, both having completed their rounds, are Carl Pettersson and Angel Cabrera, both at 7-under. Jim Herman is in a good position to catch them when play resumes, as he is tied with two others at 6-under, but is only on the 15th hole, while Jeff Maggert and Ricky Barnes have finished their full 18.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: Carl Pettersson, Angel Cabrera Are Early Leaders

The 2012 Shell Houston Open is underway in Humble, Texas. Thursday's opening round kicked off the final PGA Tour event before next week's Masters in Augusta. The 144-player field has plenty of star power as many players are staying tuned up in preparation for the big one.

Midway through Thursday's round, Carl Pettersson and Angel Cabrera are tied atop the leaderboard at 7-under. Both golfers have finished their rounds and have a one-stroke lead over Jeff Maggert, Ricky Barnes and Jim Herman, although Herman still has a couple holes to go to improve upon his 6-under par.

Phil Mickelson is at 1-under through three holes, as is Charl Schwartzel. Top-ranked Johnson Wagner finished with a 4-under and is in a six-way tie for 10th place.

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Shell Houston Open 2012: TV Schedule, Tee Times, Pairings For Thursday

The Shell Houston Open tees off on Thursday from Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. There's always a mixed approach to the tournament before Masters week, with some players enjoying the routine and opting to play while others take an extra week of rest and practice.

Phil Mickelson has traditionally played in the tournament the week before Augusta, and has had ton of success whether it was the old BellSouth Classic in Atlanta or the more recent Shell Houston Open. He enters this week as the defending champion and will be paired with defending Masters champion, Charl Schwartzel. Rounding out Phil's group will be fan favorite Fred Couples. The Shell was the last tour win for Freddie, when the former Houston Cougar broke down in tears upon winning in 2003 after coming back from persistent back problems. Their pairing tees off at 12:40 on Thursday.

Golf Channel will broadcast all the action on Thursday 3:00 to 6:00 pm ET while SiriusXM will have the radio broadcast on their PGA Tour station from noon to 6:00 pm ET. Complete pairings and tee times below:

First wave going off No.1 tee:

Time Players
7:20 am DiMarco, Chris Teater, Josh Cauley, Bud
7:30 am Moore, Ryan Perez, Pat Uresti, Omar
7:40 am Maggert, Jeff Mathis, David Bjorn, Thomas
7:50 am Crane, Ben Piercy, Scott Yang, Y.E.
8:00 am O'Hair, Sean Points, D.A. Pettersson, Carl
8:10 am Bradley, Michael Palmer, Ryan Leonard, Justin
8:20 am Vegas, Jhonattan Beckman, Cameron Cabrera, Angel
8:30 am O'Hern, Nick Driscoll, James Levin, Spencer
8:40 am Green, Nathan Romero, Andres Barnes, Ricky
8:50 am Dawson, Marco Thompson, Michael Kang, Sunghoon
9:00 am Todd, Brendon Wheatcroft, Steve Claxton, Will
9:10 am Harman, Brian Carballo, Miguel Angel Herman, Jim

First wave going off No. 10 tee:

Time Players
7:20 am Campbell, Chad Mallinger, John Ridings, Tag
7:30 am Micheel, Shaun Thatcher, Roland Hansen, Anders
7:40 am Estes, Bob Merrick, John Stroud, Chris
7:50 am Bradley, Keegan McDowell, Graeme Westwood, Lee
8:00 am Mahan, Hunter Wagner, Johnson Stricker, Steve
8:10 am Steele, Brendan Lamely, Derek Verplank, Scott
8:20 am Appleby, Stuart Bettencourt, Matt Cink, Stewart
8:30 am Taylor, Vaughn Fowler, Rickie Leishman, Marc
8:40 am Casey, Paul Weekley, Boo DeLaet, Graham
8:50 am Mayfair, Billy Streelman, Kevin Every, Matt
9:00 am Lovemark, Jamie Noh, Seung-Yul Lee, Danny
9:10 am Kokrak, Jason Kelly, Troy Curl, Jeff

Second wave going off No. 1 tee:

Time Players
12:10 pm Herron, Tim Couch, Chris Stadler, Kevin
12:20 pm Matteson, Troy Davis, Brian Gainey, Tommy
12:30 pm Ogilvie, Joe Jobe, Brandt Owen, Greg
12:40 pm Mickelson, Phil Schwartzel, Charl Couples, Fred
12:50 pm Stanley, Kyle Kim, Anthony Els, Ernie
1:00 pm Glover, Lucas Bohn, Jason Villegas, Camilo
1:10 pm Lunde, Bill Stenson, Henrik Harrington, Padraig
1:20 pm Pampling, Rod Pernice Jr., Tom Coles, Gavin
1:30 pm Henry, J.J. Hearn, David Killeen, J.J.
1:40 pm Reifers, Kyle Compton, Erik Kisner, Kevin
1:50 pm Flores, Martin English, Harris Potter, Jr., Ted
2:00 pm Biershenk, Tommy Lee, Richard H. Alexander, Lonny

Second wave going off No. 10 tee:

Time Players
12:10 pm Imada, Ryuji Adams, Blake de Jonge, Brendon
12:20 pm Trahan, D.J. Walker, Jimmy Tringale, Cameron
12:30 pm Waldorf, Duffy Haas, Hunter Goggin, Mathew
12:40 pm Huh, John Oosthuizen, Louis Allenby, Robert
12:50 pm Molder, Bryce Frazar, Harrison Baddeley, Aaron
1:00 pm Kirk, Chris Clarke, Darren Hoffman, Charley
1:10 pm Slocum, Heath Atwal, Arjun Senden, John
1:20 pm Rollins, John Curtis, Ben Blanks, Kris
1:30 pm Holmes, J.B. Overton, Jeff Hanson, Peter
1:40 pm Gates, Bobby Knost, Colt McGirt, William
1:50 pm Blixt, Jonas Hurley III, Billy Summerhays, Daniel
2:00 pm Castro, Roberto Anderson, Mark Stefani, Shawn

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Shell Houston Open 2012 Preview: Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood Among Strong Field

The final tuneup before the Masters, the Shell Houston Open, tees off Thursday, but golfers beware: no player has ever won this tournament and won at Augusta the following week.

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