The Masters is over and Patrick Reed is your 2018 champion. Rory McIlroy stated after his third spherical that each one the strain was on Reed, and he dealt with it like a main champion ought to. Whereas Reed didn’t mild up the scoreboard and make historical past with 4 rounds in the 60s, he did greater than sufficient to carry off McIlroy, Fowler, and a model of Jordan Spieth that was ok to make all of our jaws drop.
What we whitnessed today from Spieth was merely superb. There are not any different phrases to explain the spherical of golf that he performed on Sunday at The Masters. He clawed his method again from 5-beneath at the begin of the day and into a tie with Patrick Reed at 14-underneath earlier than Reed made a birdie on the 14th gap to take a one stroke lead. Spieth then clipped the tree together with his tee shot on 18 and walked away with a bogey for a remaining spherical eight-beneath sixty four to complete at thirteen-beneath for the event.
What was set as much as be certainly one of the biggest photographs in Masters historical past had Spieth pulled off the unimaginable got here on the par-5 thirteenth gap when he determined to place his iron again in the bag and go for the inexperienced thirteenth Gap, Spherical four pic.twitter.com/QbRR2ZJdG4
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The dialog between Spieth and his caddie Michael Greller is nonetheless going to be remembered for years.
Spieth then made a incredible birdie putt on the par-three sixteenth gap.
Jordan Spieth has come all the approach again! He is now tied with Patrick Reed. #themasters pic.twitter.com/YpXPmTqhlW
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But Reed had no intention to go quietly, and birdied the 14th to take a one stroke lead heading into the fifteenth gap. Reed was pressured to layup on 15, after which his shot from eighty two yards out carried barely over the inexperienced leaving him a slippery putt in the direction of the water. He managed to get it to inside a foot and acquire a par whereas Spieth suffered misfortune on the 72nd gap. Reed adopted that up with a par on the sixteenth gap after barely lacking a birdie putt.
After a prolonged chip for birdie on the seventeenth that, fortunately hit the gap or it might have run off the different aspect of the placing floor, Reed headed to the 72nd gap with a one-stroke lead over Rickie Fowler, who birdied the 18th gap and had a phenomenal spherical to get to 14-underneath.
Reed piped his drive on the 18th and adopted that with a second shot that left him a very harmful putt downhill in the direction of the gap. That preliminary putt ran about three ft previous and Reed was praying it might decelerate.
With about three ft left to safe his first main victory, Patrick Reed drained the comeback putt for par and have become the 2018 Masters champion.
Sadly, Rory McIlroy’s bid for the profession grand slam should wait one other yr as he struggled with a two-over seventy four in his last spherical to complete in a tie for fifth.