Vivint Houston Open R4

Carlos Ortiz wins first PGA Tour title

November 05-08
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Carlos Ortiz closed with a 5-under 65 on Sunday to win the Vivint Houston Open title, beating Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama after a tight battle.


“It feels awesome. This is like my second home. There was a bunch of people cheering for me, Latinos and Texans. I’m thankful for all of them,” said Ortiz. This was the first time since March that a limited number of spectators was allowed to attend.

Ortiz started his round one shot behind the overnight leader Sam Burns.



“Every time you’re inside three strokes from the leader, you know you have a good chance,” said Ortiz. “I’ve been putting myself in those spots quite a bit the last year and I feel like I had what I needed to get it done.”

By the turn he had a two-shot lead but could only make par on the first six holes of the back nine and lost it. An eagle chance came at the 16th but he missed his putt and had to settle for birdie, good enough to regain the lead after Johnson and Matsuyama narrowly missed their own putts. A 22-foot birdie putt on the 18th sealed the deal for Ortiz.


Johnson, in his first start since testing positive for Covid-19 and still feeling rusty at the start, rallied from his opening 72 and closed on Sunday with a 65 to finish in second place at 11-under alongside Matsuyama who closed with a 63.

Brooks Koepka, who was the player consultant for Memorial Park’s renovation, struggled with a new driver through the first two rounds but rallied and fired back-to-back 65s at the weekend to finish in a tie for fifth place.

Sam Burns fired a 72 and finished in a tie for seventh place alsongside Jason Day who closed with a 71.



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Golf Ranking
By GT Editor




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Carlos Ortiz
-13
67
68
67
65
267
T2
Dustin Johnson
-11
72
66
66
65
269
T2
Hideki Matsuyama
-11
70
70
66
63
269
4
Talor Gooch
-9
68
69
71
63
271
T5
Brooks Koepka
-8
72
70
65
65
272
T5
Sepp Straka
-8
68
69
66
69
272
T7
Sam Burns
-7
68
65
68
72
273
T7
Jason Day
-7
67
68
67
71
273
T7
Tyrrell Hatton
-7
71
70
67
65
273
T7
Mackenzie Hughes
-7
70
72
68
63
273
T11
Patton Kizzire
-6
69
67
70
68
274
T11
Adam Long
-6
68
70
69
67
274
T11
Shane Lowry
-6
69
69
68
68
274
T11
Aaron Wise
-6
70
66
69
69
274
T15
Viktor Hovland
-5
70
69
68
68
275
T15
Russell Knox
-5
69
71
67
68
275
T15
Francesco Molinari
-5
70
68
71
66
275
T15
Michael Thompson
-5
67
72
67
69
275
T15
Harold Varner III
-5
67
71
72
65
275
T20
Maverick McNealy
-4
71
71
67
67
276
T20
J.T. Poston
-4
70
67
70
69
276
T20
Erik van Rooyen
-4
71
69
69
67
276
T20
Dawie van der Walt
-4
70
66
69
71
276
T24
Scott Brown
-3
69
68
72
68
277
T24
Corey Conners
-3
69
67
73
68
277
T24
Austin Cook
-3
71
72
68
66
277
T24
Tony Finau
-3
69
69
68
71
277
T24
Brian Harman
-3
71
69
72
65
277
T29
Russell Henley
-2
69
72
69
68
278
T29
Charley Hoffman
-2
71
69
71
67
278
T29
Cameron Tringale
-2
70
70
69
69
278
T32
Fabián Gómez
-1
70
69
69
71
279
T32
Padraig Harrington
-1
71
68
71
69
279
T32
Troy Merritt
-1
74
68
69
68
279
T32
Scott Piercy
-1
68
74
69
68
279
T32
Scottie Scheffler
-1
67
75
72
65
279
T32
Adam Scott
-1
68
69
74
68
279
T38
Erik Barnes
E
71
72
73
64
280
T38
Will Gordon
E
76
67
65
72
280
T38
Justin Harding
E
72
68
72
68
280
T38
Satoshi Kodaira
E
70
69
72
69
280
T38
Nate Lashley
E
73
68
69
70
280
T38
Denny McCarthy
E
69
72
69
70
280
T44
Chris Kirk
1
73
68
74
66
281
T44
Graeme McDowell
1
69
73
69
70
281
T44
Brandt Snedeker
1
65
71
76
69
281
T44
Jhonattan Vegas
1
73
70
68
70
281
T48
Max Homa
2
74
68
69
71
282
T48
John Huh
2
73
69
69
71
282
T50
Greg Chalmers
3
68
73
72
70
283
T50
Brice Garnett
3
74
68
72
69
283
T50
James Hahn
3
71
71
73
68
283
T50
Mark Hubbard
3
69
71
72
71
283
T50
Sungjae Im
3
74
69
73
67
283
T50
Zach Johnson
3
73
70
69
71
283
T50
Isaiah Salinda
3
71
69
75
68
283
T50
Brian Stuard
3
73
69
69
72
283
T58
Lanto Griffin
4
72
71
71
70
284
T58
Kramer Hickok
4
75
68
68
73
284
T58
Cheng Tsung Pan
4
72
69
73
70
284
T61
Kevin Chappell
5
70
71
72
72
285
T61
Doc Redman
5
71
70
73
71
285
63
Matt Jones
6
69
72
77
68
286
T64
Jamie Lovemark
7
73
69
70
75
287
T64
Kristoffer Ventura
7
69
69
76
73
287
T66
Scott Harrington
9
70
72
74
73
289
T66
Sean O’Hair
9
71
69
75
74
289
68
Cameron Davis
15
67
76
77
75
295
CUT
Wyndham Clark
4
75
69
144
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
4
70
74
144
CUT
Lucas Glover
4
73
71
144
CUT
Si Woo Kim
4
71
73
144
CUT
Henrik Norlander
4
75
69
144
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
4
72
72
144
CUT
Robby Shelton
4
72
72
144
CUT
Jordan Spieth
4
73
71
144
CUT
Kevin Streelman
4
68
76
144
CUT
Hudson Swafford
4
71
73
144
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
4
76
68
144
CUT
Keegan Bradley
5
70
75
145
CUT
Sergio Garcia
5
74
71
145
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
5
75
70
145
CUT
Tom Hoge
5
73
72
145
CUT
Kelly Kraft
5
72
73
145
CUT
Luke List
5
71
74
145
CUT
Andrew Putnam
5
75
70
145
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
5
74
71
145
CUT
Kevin Stadler
5
74
71
145
CUT
Scott Stallings
5
74
71
145
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
5
73
72
145
CUT
Stewart Cink
6
72
74
146
CUT
Bo Hoag
6
76
70
146
CUT
Michael Kim
6
75
71
146
CUT
Martin Laird
6
72
74
146
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
6
76
70
146
CUT
Kevin Tway
6
75
71
146
CUT
Lee Westwood
6
77
69
146
CUT
Ryan Armour
7
76
71
147
CUT
Luke Donald
7
74
73
147
CUT
Sung Kang
7
76
71
147
CUT
Andrew Landry
7
70
77
147
CUT
Henrik Stenson
7
72
75
147
CUT
Sam Fidone
8
74
74
148
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
8
77
71
148
CUT
Alex Noren
8
79
69
148
CUT
Pat Perez
8
69
79
148
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
8
73
75
148
CUT
Jason Dufner
9
73
76
149
CUT
Tyler Duncan
9
77
72
149
CUT
Phil Mickelson
9
76
73
149
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
9
75
74
149
CUT
Sam Ryder
9
79
70
149
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
9
74
75
149
CUT
David Hearn
10
73
77
150
CUT
Kyle Hogan (a)
10
81
69
150
CUT
Hunter Mahan
10
77
73
150
CUT
Adam Schenk
10
75
75
150
CUT
Martin Trainer
10
70
80
150
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
11
79
72
151
CUT
Branden Grace
11
71
80
151
CUT
Danny Lee
11
74
77
151
CUT
Tom Lewis
11
71
80
151
CUT
D.A. Points
11
77
74
151
CUT
Camilo Villegas
11
74
77
151
CUT
Ben Willman
13
80
73
153
CUT
Keith Mitchell
14
78
76
154
CUT
Jimmy Walker
15
77
78
155
CUT
Beau Hossler
17
75
82
157
CUT
Grayson Murray
17
85
72
157
WD
Rory Sabbatini
E
WD
Danny Willett
E
WD
Graham DeLaet
E
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