The 2018 Masters
Reed edges Fowler, Spieth to capture Masters thriller
Fending off epic challenges from three top rivals in a dramatic Masters final round, Patrick Reed captured his first major title, grinding out a one-shot victory at Augusta National. The 27-year-old US Ryder Cup firebrand showed the same grit he displays in match-play battles, dispatching Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Rory Mcilroy in an emotional battle that had spectators roaring.
"Today was probably the hardest mentally a round of golf can possibly be," Reed said after his win. "I knew it was going to be a dogfight. Having to shoot under par in the final round to win my first major, it was awesome," Reed added. "It was really satisfying." In addition to the iconic winner's green jacket, Reed pocketed US$1.98 million from an US$11 million purse.
Reed, whose breakthrough came in his 17th major start, fired a 1-under par 71 to
Patrick Reed celebrates after making par on the 18th green to win the 2018 Masters Tournament