April 1 2013
Stenson's tie for second in Houston earned him a spot in the Masters field. (Hall/Getty Images)
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
D.A. Points' victory Sunday in Houston earned him more than just 500 FedExCup points. He's going to the Masters.
It will be the second trip down Magnolia Lane for Points, who last played at Augusta National in 2011. He missed the cut that year.
With the completion of the Shell Houston Open on Sunday, the field is now set for the year's first major (except for the winner of this week's Valero Texas Open, provided he's not already in the field).
Henrik Stenson also earned an invite, moving from 53rd to 42nd in the Official World Golf Rankings following his tie for second in Houston.
His best finish at Augusta National was a tie for 17th in 2007 and 2008.
Freddie Jacobson and Richard Sterne also secured spots in the field. Despite neither having played last week, both stayed in the top 50 in the OWGR at 47th and 49th, respectively.
Augusta, Ga., native Charles Howell III, however, will miss out for the fourth time in five years.
Howell needed to finish fifth or better in Houston. He tied for 10th.
Geoff Ogilvy will also be watching from home. The former U.S. Open champion missed the cut in Houston and dropped from 50th to 55th in the world. It's the first time Ogilvy has failed to earn an invite since 2005.