Reed wins first Masters
GOLF: Former world number one Jordan Spieth came from the clouds in the final round to fall agonisingly short of a second Masters victory.
Spieth launched a miraculous late comeback at Augusta on Sunday, equalling Greg Norman’s course record with an eight-under-par 64.
The American bogeyed the 18th to finish third, within two strokes of compatriot Patrick Reed.
The 27-year-old Reed headed into the last day’s play with a three-shot lead and held his nerve to claim his first green jacket.
In his maiden win at a major, Reed was forced to fight off stiff competition from Ricky Fowler and Spaniard Jon Rahm.
A disappointed Rory McIlroy had looked Reed’s most likely challenger until a fourth round capitulation saw him finish six shots off the pace.
Queensland 24-year-old Cameron Smith was the pick of the Aussies with six birdies on the final nine holes to finish in a four-way tie for fifth at -9.