Patrick Reed Wins The 2018 Masters
His first career major championship victory
For the fourth consecutive year, the Masters Champion is a first-time major championship winner.
27-year old Patrick Reed bested the rest of the 2018 Masters Tournament field with a score of 15-under par. Reed’s breakthrough victory, his sixth on the PGA Tour, is the result of impressive shotmaking and even more impressive putting throughout the tournament.
Reed began Sunday with a sizable lead over Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy. The final group, which many thought would be similar to the showdown at Hazeltine during the 2016 Ryder Cup, would see one player rise to the challenge while the other would falter.
Reed began the day at 14-under par and managed to escape some early trouble. A bogey on the first hole seemed likely to derail Reed’s chances, but a strong birdie at the third would right the ship. He would be even at the halfway point of the round. Two birdies paired with a single bogey on the backside would be just enough as Reed would win by one shot over Rickie Fowler.
McIlroy had no such luck, and was unable to make a run at his first green jacket. Beginning the day at 11-under par, McIlroy would shoot a final-round score of 74 that would drop him back to a fifth-place finish for the tournament. The breaks just did not go Rory’s way, no matter how hard he tried.
Reed is now a part of golf’s most exclusive club: Masters Champions.
Just 367 days until The 2019 Masters Tournament!
Highlights From The Masters
Takeaways From the Year’s First Major
2018 Masters Contests Results
This year marked our largest Masters Contest to date. With more than 1,750 entries, the competition to win the grand prize was certainly tight.
Out of all of the entries, 21 people correctly picked Patrick Reed to win The Masters. One person did unsubscribe, however, so their entry was removed from the contest.
Out of the 20 people who correctly picked, Bryan Fields name was drawn from the hat this morning as the grand prize winner. He wins:
- A 2018 & 2019 Fairways Golf Membership
- An Unlimited Range Pass
- A Titleist Golf Hat
- A Footjoy Pullover
- 4 18-hole greens fees for Mallard Creek
For the other 19 contestants, they will receive a complimentary 18-hole greens fee to Mallard Creek.
For everyone else, we will be having another contest for the US Open. Stay tuned!