Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Patrick Reed's parents go through highs, lows of son's Masters win

Patrick Reed's parents go through highs, lows of son's Masters win

Here's one-a local guy is about to win his first major golf championship-and everybody's rooting against him?

It was the U.S. that dominated much of the tournament with Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth all making up the top three.

"It's everything we've been working hard for", Justine Reed, Patrick's wife and former caddie, told ESPN.

AUGUSTA'S WOMEN" S EVENT: "For the past 85 years, the Masters has been the only tournament played at Augusta National. From there, the 27-year-old Texan calmly rolled in the par putt for a 1-under 71 and a one-shot victory.

He has finished top 5 and top 10 once before, and finished second in the PGA Championship past year, but he managed to secure victory in Augusta, Georgia.

The loudest cheers were for everyone else. He missed a short birdie putt on the 7th that probably should've been a make, and moments ago almost dropped in another 25-footer on the 10th to kick off his back nine. It was the day that I realized I wasn't ready to win major championships, and I needed to reflect on that and realize what I needed to do differently.

Then it was Spieth, who says and does all the right things off the course, making a Sunday charge that even Nicklaus could appreciate. Among the 53 players who made the cut at the Masters, Reed ranked 33rd in strokes gained: approach the green (-0.01). Struggling to catch her breath, tears streaming down her cheeks, Jeannette said, "I can't believe my son is the Masters champion". "He won't back down".

Reed's performance on the greens helped him overcome an average week with his irons. It still wasn't enough. He shot a 3-over-par 75 on Friday and shot even par in the third round.

As Reed celebrated, McIlroy was left to rue a "frustrating" Sunday where putting woes came to the fore. And what does it mean for Fowler to have put together a closing charge-including a pressure-packed birdie on 18-in his push to join his twentysomething pals as a major victor?

"You had to do it didn't you?"

Reed didn't mind that because he thought it was McIlroy who would be feeling the heat, not him. "You had to birdie the last".

However, he then clipped the trees with his tee shot at 18 - after Reed had birdied 14 to reclaim sole possession of first place - and a bogey ended Spieth's hopes of completing the most remarkable of comebacks. He had to settle for a 64.

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"Everybody really likes battling Patrick, because he loves it so much and eats it up", said Spieth, who has a win, two seconds and a third in five Masters starts.

"I'm nine back. Go out and just have fun, don't worry about the golf tournament itself, worry about playing Augusta National". "At the same time, he's going for the career Grand Slam". McIlroy's putter betrayed him, and he was never a factor on the back nine.

Despite all that, he finished tied for fifth. He transferred to Augusta State and led the outmanned Jaguars to a pair of NCAA titles.

He was met with polite applause on the first tee.

"Just wasn't meant to be", shrugged the Northern Irishman, after slumping to a final round two-over 74 to finish six shots back of the leader.

But after opening the tournament with three straight rounds in the 60s Reed had everyone's attention.

Jon Rahm did great to get within a couple of shots of the lead during the final round, having carded a 75 on Thursday. McIlroy missed badly, a sign of what would to come.

McIlroy, meanwhile, had his chance at the second, where he failed to hole an eagle opportunity - and he must have missed eight putts from 10 feet on Sunday.

Comparing himself to idol Tiger Woods and other "legends of the game" four years ago rubbed many the wrong way, especially since he had never played in a major tournament.

"Once you win here, you have an advantage over anybody who hasn't won here", Spieth said.

He didn't flinch when Spieth briefly pulled even with him at 14-under Sunday. He made all pars from there.

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