Patrick Reed Holds on to Win Masters
Patrick Reed shot a one-under 71 en route to winning the 2018 Masters. Reed won his first major defeating Rickie Fowler by one shot at -15. Reed birdied the 14th hole to pull ahead of Jordan Spieth. Fowler made a dramatic run shooting a final round 67, but came up just short in his attempt to win his first major.
Spieth began the fourth round nine shots behind the leader Reed. Spieth was within striking distance of Reed heading to the 18th, but bogeyed the final hole to finish the day at 13-under, two shots behind the leader. Spieth’s 64 was one shot shy of tying the course record.
Rory McIlroy began the final round just three shots behind Reed. McIlroy was attempting to win his first green jacket, and finish his career grand slam. McIlroy struggled shooting a two over 74 in the final round.
The next major championship for the PGA will be the U.S. Open June 14-17, at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York.