Points' final-round 65 not good enough


AVONDALE, La. – After nearly an hour delay, D.A. Points stepped up and birdied the final hole, the finishing touches on a bogey-free 65 at the Zurich Classic.

And it still wasn’t enough to top Billy Horschel.

“I’ll take that every day the rest of my life,” Points said, “and I’ll come out on top more often than not.”

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Points had a short birdie putt on the 72nd hole, but Horschel drained a 27-footer to finish at 20-under 268, one shot ahead. When the putt dropped and Horschel exulted, Points applauded from behind the green and had nothing but praise for the first-time winner.

“To hole that putt after the delay, and knowing I had a really good look at birdie, that thing was pure,” he said. “It was awesome. My hat is off to him. He played great golf all year, so he deserves it.”

Points’ runner-up finish at TPC Louisiana builds on a resurgent 2013 season. Last month he won in Houston for his first PGA Tour title since 2010, and next week he heads to Quail Hollow, where last year he lost in a playoff.