Patrick Reed wins Masters after holding off challenges from Fowler and Spieth

by theguardian

• Reed shot 71 to finish on 15 under for the tournament• Fowler managed five-under 67 to finish second; Spieth a 64

What Patrick Reed lacks in widespread support should now be offset by widespread respect. The scale of Reed’s achievement here, in winning his first major championship, is illustrated by who and what he had to withstand.

There were occasional, understandable wobbles but Reed ultimately held firm to prevail by a shot; 69, 66, 67, 71 and 15 under par sealed Green Jacket delivery by one from Rickie Fowler.

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