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Hunter Mahan, at peace with himself, became the first player to win two events in 2012 with a 1-shot victory in the Shell Houston Open. The 2012 Accenture World Match Play winner played steady, patient golf throughout the final round. For the record he shot 69-67-65-71 to finish at 16-under-par 272 on the Redstone Golf Club – Tournament Course. He earned $1,080,000 out of a $6 million purse.
Carl Pettersson of Sweden was runner-up at 15-under, followed by third-round leader Luis Oosthuizen of South Africa at 14-under. Defending campion Phil Mickelson and current PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley headed a group of four that finished at 12-under.
The victory also propelled Mahan to No. 4 in the World Golf Rankings and to the top spot in the FedExCup standings, 258 points head of 2008 Shell Houston Open winner Johnson Wagner. By posting his fifth career victory Mahan ties Dustin Johnson for the most wins by a player in his 20s.