J.B. Holmes shoots 64 in the final round of the Shell Houston Open to get into a three-way play-off, which he wins.
The final round -8 under par 64 gave JB a -16 under par Shell Houston Open total, a score that was matched by Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner.
To win the play-off he parred the index one hole, the 18th twice, to claim victory, and a place next week in The Masters.
In interview JB admitted he did not expect to win today;
“I didn’t focus on the results at any point in the round.”
“I was just trying to do the best I could do each hole and at the end of the round, then you add it up.”
“I didn’t tee off expecting to win today, but you know, it’s a nice surprise.”
“I’m trying to take a deep breath and stay in the moment, not let my mind race, just sometimes say a little prayer.”
Jordan bogied the first extra hole, saying he heard camera click on his backswing, apart from that little mistake he is well prepared for The Masters;
“I don’t know if it was me or it actually happened, either way, I still should be able to get down through the sand there. No excuse.”
“I felt more and more comfortable with more and more pressure, and that gives me a lot of confidence going into Augusta, where you probably have the most pressure anywhere.”
“I feel as prepared as I think I could be.”
“To be able to get up-and-down again, just like Valspar, gives me a lot of confidence on the greens, and that’s obviously the most important piece next week.”
“But I’m going to need to strike the ball a little better to have a chance to win.”
Johnson Wagner won the 2008 Shell Houston Open, he nearly did it again, and was disappointed not have done;