Patrick Reed Wins The Masters - First Major Title
Patrick Reed, 27, has won his first major title at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, beating Rickie Fowler by a stroke Sunday night. Reed took his three-shot lead into the final round and ended with a on-under par 71. Reed has had six PGA Tour victories so far.
"To have to par the last hole to win my first major, it definitely felt right," Reed said from Butler Cabin, right before Sergio Garcia helped him into a green jacket.
President Trump took to twitter to congratulate Reed writing Sunday night he has a "Bright future ahead" ;
"Congratulations to Patrick Reed on his great and courageous MASTERS win! When Patrick had his amazing win at Doral 5 years ago, people saw his great talent, and a bright future ahead. Now he is the Masters Champion!"
Fowler did his best with three birdies in a four-hole stretch, and an 8-foot birdie on the final hole. It still wasn't enough though. Fowler was runner-up for the third time in a major. He left the scoring cabin when Reed tapped in for par.
"Glad I at least made the last one, make him earn it," Fowler said with a grin as he waited to greet the newest major champion.
Spieth put up the most unlikely fight and was on the verge of the greatest comeback in Masters history. He stared nine shots behind going into the final round, and was inches away on two shots from a chance at another green jacket.
"I think I've proven to myself and to others that you never give up," Spieth said. "I started the round nine shots back and I came out with the idea of just playing the golf course and having a lot of fun doing it and try to shoot a low round and finish the tournament strong and see what happens, if something crazy happens."
McIlroy, meanwhile, will have to wait another year for a shot at the career Grand Slam. McIlroy's putter betrayed him, and he was never a factor on the back nine. He closed with a 74 and tied for fifth.
Different about this victory for Reed was the fuchsia shirt he wore as part of a Nike script. Reed always wear black pants and red shirt because that's what Tiger Woods does, and Reed has long modeled his mental game after Woods. "Be stubborn," he once said about learning by watching Woods.
Reed once claimed after winning a World Golf Championship at Doral that he was a top 5 player in the world, which subjected him to ridicule and judgement. This victory moves him to No. 11. It also comes with a green jacket, which earns far more respect and notoriety.