Russell Henley wins in Houston

He finished on twenty under par for the tournament

Russell Henley wins in Houston

Russell Henley. Picture by: USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images

American Russell Henley won the Shell Houston Open on Sunday by three shots after carding seven under for his final round.

Henley posted ten birdies in his final round to finish on 20 under par for the tournament and also clinched the final place at next week's first major of the year: the US Masters at Augusta.

Overnight leader Sung Kang of South Korea could only card an even par round of 72 to stay on seventeen under while Rickie Fowler and Luke List finished a further shot back. 

Speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, Henley said: "I knew I was playing well and I knew I was putting well so you're just trying to keep the pedal down. Every time you win it feels like that if you don't keep the pedal down you would have lost it.  I just tried to keep doing what I was doing."