Patrick Reed Wins 2018 Masters; Edges Out Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth

April 10 23:00 2018

Reed, the 27-year-old Texan who so divides the golfing world with his colourful past, his hubris and his mouthy approach, holed a one-metre par putt at the 18 hole to win the Masters by a shot from his compatriot and Ryder Cup teammate Rickie Fowler today. Rory McIlroy, who surged Saturday with a 65 to put him 11 under, will also be in a shirt that’s pink-or “hyper magenta”, according to Golf Week.

“It’s just one of those things, I believe in myself – especially with how hard I’ve worked – I’m on of the top five players in the world”, said Reed, after narrowly clipping Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson by a stroke at Donald Trump’s Doral course. But he stumbled to a 74 and finished six shots behind Reed. He faded away pretty quickly, which left Reed to nurse that lead through the front nine. That knocked Justin Thomas down one spot to No. 2, put Dustin Johnson at No. 3, Jordan Spieth at No. 4 and Bubba Watson at No. 5.

With Reed and McIlroy paired together in round four, it was the Northern Irishman who drew by far the louder cheers as the duo were announced at the 1st hole.

Reed, who dominated the Par 5s during the first three rounds, struggled to score on the longest holes on Sunday.

Only is final round 71 kept Reed from writing his name in the Masters record books as the first golfer to post four sub-70 rounds. The 2015 Masters champ made seven birdies in his first 13 holes and finally caught Reed with the last of his nine on the 16th hole.

The four-times victor on the PGA Tour has now finished in a share of fifth place or better in eight majors, with three of those second-place finishes.

It’s been a insane few months for Reed who had his second child in December and then went through a process of changing his equipment entirely – check out his full ‘What’s in the bag? He recovered to make par and stay ahead by one.

Reed shortly birdied No. 14 to take back the solo lead at 15 under, and Spieth hit his tee shot at the last into the left trees. For a minute, the talk of a comeback of historic proportions was real. “You’re going to have to go out and play a good round of golf and shoot under par“. After going 13-under on 12 Par 5s heading into Sunday, with just one par to go with nine birdies and two eagles, he managed just four pars on Sunday. He finished tied for 23rd in January’s Farmers Insurance Open and missed the third-round cut in February’s Genesis Open.

Woods, who entered the week riding a streak of good form, with a runner-up finish at the Valspar and a tie for fifth at the Arnold Palmer, never was sharp this week in any facet of his game. “All in all, it was a bittersweet ending”. I missed competing against these guys. “But, you know, come back again next year and try”. “Obviously it didn’t pan out”.

For somebody who grew up idolising Tiger Woods, he puts in a comparable number of hours as the 14-time major victor.

“He’s a lot more calm”, Karain told reporters outside the clubhouse while his boss was being presented with a Green Jacket in the nearby Butler Cabin. The man nicknamed Captain America because he has done so well for his country in worldwide competition turned back an early challenge from old Ryder Cup foe Rory McIlroy and held off later rushes from his Ryder Cup teammates Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.

Patrick Reed holds the championship trophy after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday

Patrick Reed Wins 2018 Masters; Edges Out Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth
 
 
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