Ernie Els would nix Masters invite
Three-time major champion Ernie Els finished 10 under at the Houston Open and fell short in his bid to earn an automatic invitation to this week's Masters. Els needed a victory to avoid missing Augusta for the first time since 1993.
"It's not going to change my life, either way," Els said. "I've played many out there. It's one of those things."
Hunter Mahan won the Houston Open, shooting a 1-under 71 on Sunday to finish 16 under for the tournament.
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2012 champion: Bubba Watson
Course: Augusta National Golf Club
Where: Augusta, Ga.
Yardage, par: 7,435 yards, par-72
Past champions: Complete list