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Ortiz holds off Johnson, Matsuyama to win Houston Open

Carlos Ortiz becomes the first Mexican in 42 years to win on the PGA Tour.
Credit: AP
Carlos Ortiz, left, kisses wife, Haley Ortiz, after winning the Houston Open golf tournament, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — Carlos Ortiz won the Houston Open for his first PGA Tour victory and he earned every bit of it.

Ortiz had to hold off Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama over the final hour at Memorial Park. 

Ortiz made birdie on the par-5 16th to take the lead, and he finished in style with a 20-foot birdie putt and a two-shot win. 

Ortiz becomes the first Mexican in 42 years to win on the PGA Tour. The victory sends him to the Masters next April. 

Johnson was playing for the first time since the U.S. Open after testing positive for the coronavirus.