Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

Reed, whose breakthrough came in his 17th major start, finished on 15-under 273 with Fowler second on 274 after a closing 67 and Spieth third on 275 after matching the low final round in Masters history with an eight-under 64.

Winning the Masters comes with its share of perks - especially that hefty winner's check, which this year totaled almost $2 million.

He went to the last hole with a real shot to win.

This has become a familiar lament for Fowler, who now lugs around the unwanted baggage as the best player without a title in one of golf's biggest events. "I stand by my comments". He revelled again for the U.S. team at Hazeltine two years later, earning the nickname "Captain America". He tied for 32nd, 16 shots behind, in his first major since the 2015 PGA Championship. "He was just so focused and determined to play well".

"The Ryder Cup, it's a totally different type of pressure", Reed said. You feel like you have a whole nation on your back.

Different about this victory for Reed was the fuchsia shirt he wore as part of a Nike script. Reed always wears black trousers and a red shirt because that's what Tiger Woods does, and Reed has long modeled his mental game after Woods. "You know, if you win or lose your match, you still have a bunch of other guys there that could pick it up".

"It should be", he added confidently, "a very good major season". In 12 rounds before this event he'd not broken 70.

Patrick Reed of the United States is presented with the green jacket
Patrick Reed of the United States is presented with the green jacket

In a 2005 Masters battle with Chris DiMarco, Tiger Woods famously chipped-in on sixteen, compelling longtime commentator Verne Lundquist to shout: "In your life, have you seen anything like that?"

"That's the thing that I take away not just from this week, but from previous Masters". Instead of looking ahead to how much more this Masters champion might achieve, the inclination was to look into the past of a flawed character in a green jacket. He was accused of cheating and theft during his time in college.

"I don't know", replied Reed with a wry smile to being asked why he felt so many people seemed to be rooting against him in favour of a European.

Rory McIlroy's performance on the final day of the 2018 Augusta Masters won't be forgotten for quite some time. Why don't you ask them?

"He's always been a fighter", Rickie Fowler said after his third runner-up finish in a major. "I left everything out there on the golf course".

He also doesn't speak to his mum, dad or sister. And, according to Forbes, Augusta National has no plans to expand its retail efforts any time soon. I've been in position before and I haven't got the job done when I needed to and I don't think that's anything to do with my game, I think that's more me mentally and I'm trying to deal with the pressure of it and the thrill of the achievement if it were to happen. A sad situation, really,
but boy is the new Masters champion one of the toughest competitors this game has produced.

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