Patrick Reed Wins Masters For First Major Title
Patrick Reed, 27, has won his first major title at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, beating Rickie Fowler by a stroke Sunday night.
Reed took a three-shot lead into the final round and ended with a one-under par 71. He has had six PGA Tour victories so far.
Reed pulled ahead of Jordan Spieth with an 8-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole Sunday, saved par with a 6-foot putt at No. 17 and pulled off a testy two-putt at the final hole to win with a 1-under 71.
His total was a 15-under 273. Fowler made quite a run at his first major title. He made six birdies over the final 11 holes for a closing 67.
Fowler made quite a run at his first major title, making six birdies over the final 11 holes for a closing 67.
It wasn't quite enough.
Spieth began the day nine shots behind and turned in one of the greatest final rounds in Masters history with an 8-over 64. But a disappointing bogey at the last hole, when his tee shot struck a limb, ended his hopes of improbably catching Reed.
Rory McIlroy went into the round three shots off the lead, in good position to make a run at the career Grand Slam. But he stumbled to a 74 and finished six shots behind Reed.
2018 Masters purse, payouts:
CBS Sports has rounded up the total amount for the winners below.
Total purse: $11 million
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