2018 Masters: Patrick Reed wins green jacket

Published: April 8, 2018 at 7:57 PM

UPI Staff

April 8 (UPI) -- Patrick Reed held off a furious rally from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, carding a 1-under-par-71 on Sunday to give him his first major win and green jacket at the 2018 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

Reed finished the tournament at 15-under-par, highlighted by carding a second-round low of 6-under-par-66 on Friday.

About 250,000 people visit Augusta annually for the tournament, with the average resale ticket price for Sunday's final round going for $2,100, according to WalletHub.

More than 16 hours have been added to the live telecast of the tournament since 1956.

Here are the leaders so far, official tee times, where to watch and highlights from the annual golf tournament:

Ceremonial tee shot

Six-time Masters winner Jack Nicklaus and three-time tournament champion Gary Player teed off the 82nd Masters Tournament. The honorary starters were announced by Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley.

Player grooved his drive first, smoking the left-handed shot, before Nicklaus came out for a few jokes and another celebrated drive.

First round | Thursday, April 5 | Concluded

Jordan Spieth was 2-under-par as he walked over to the tee Thursday on No. 13. He would birdie the par-5, 510-yard hole. But that was just the start of his run. Spieth made five consecutive birdies, before making a bogey on his final hole of the first round.

Tony Finau and Matt Kuchar finished tied for second place at 4-under-par. Henrik Stenson, Adam Hadwin, Patrick Reed, Charley Hoffman, Hao-Ton Li, Rory McIlroy and Rafael Cabrera-Bello finished the first round tied for fourth, at 3-under-par.

Tiger Woods was tied for 29th place after a 1-over-par 73.


Second round | Friday, April 6 | Concluded

Patrick Reed finished the first round of the Masters at 3-under-par for a share of fourth place. Reed followed up his Thursday performance with three birdies on the first three holes during the second round. That trend continued throughout the day as Reed finished with nine birdies to sit at 6-under-par for the day and a tournament-leading 9-under-par after two days of action.

Marc Leishman stands at second place after carding a 5-under-par 67. He birdied the first three holes of the day, followed by a masterful eagle on par-5 hole No. 15. Henrik Stenson finished at third place at 5-under-par. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, both at 4-under-par, currently sit in a tie at fourth place.

Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are tied for sixth place at 3-under-par. Tiger Woods was tied for 40th place after a 3-over-par 75 round on Friday.


Third round | Saturday, April 7 | Concluded

It remains Patrick Reed's tournament to lose, as he shot a 5-under-part 67 to take command on a wet Saturday.

Rory McIlroy, who briefly tied for the lead on the front nine, sits in second at -11, with Rickie Fowler five strokes back of Reed for third.

Tiger Woods experienced more frustration in the third round, and remains tied for 40th after an even-par 72.

Final round | Sunday, April 8 | Concluded

Patrick Reed started hot and finished strong enough (1-under-par) to capture his first-ever major win. Reed, holding a one-stroke advantage over Rickie Fowler on the final hole, drained the par-4 putt to seal the victory and his first career green jacket.

Fowler and Jordan Spieth each mounted furious comebacks on the final day of play. Fowler finished at 5-under-par Sunday and sank a spectacular putt for birdie on hole No. 18 to put pressure on Reed.

Fowler finished second at The Masters with a score of 14-under-par, one stroke behind Reed (15-under-par).

Spieth, who finished in third (13-under-par), posted one of the best final rounds in Masters history. He shot an 8-under-par-64 on Sunday, becoming the seventh player in Masters history to shoot 64 in the last round of play, per PGA Tour Digital.

Jon Rahm came in fourth place at 11-under-par. Cameron Smith, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy (2-over-par in the final round) tied for a share of fifth at 9-under-par.

Dustin Johnson ended up in a tie for 10th, and Tiger Woods carded a 3-under-par-69 on Sunday for a share of 32nd.




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