Never Disappoints At The Masters
Hi, everybody. I’m Mike Anthony. And this is The Masters Life.
Well, it’s all over at Augusta National for 2018. Four exciting rounds of golf in the books and, once, again, we’ve got a new champion slipping on the green jacket. Your 2018 champion for the Masters is Patrick Reed.
It seemed laike that would be the case throughout the week as Reed put up three rounds under 70. It looked like he might have himself a bit of a victory parade on Sunday with a three-stroke lead. But, as is often the case at Augusta National, there was a lot of drama out there.
Reed, an opening bogey. Rory Mcllroy, who began the day three strokes back in second place. He put up a birdie on the second hole and all of a sudden, it was just a one-stroke lead for Reed. However, Mcllroy wasn’t able to get it going. He faded away pretty quickly, which left Reed to nurse that lead through the front nine.
But, as the saying goes, things really get started on Sunday at Augusta on the second nine. And someone starting up those roars was Jordan Spieth. A man with a green jacket already to his name. He had gone five under on the opening nine. He kept it up throughout his round and on the 18th green, actually had a putt for a 63, which would have tied the course record. But that didn’t go. That left him at 13 under, in third place for the tournament, which means there was only one man left who possibly could give Reed a run for his money.
That was Rickie Fowler. So close in so many different majors. He put the pressure on Reed. He made the big birdie on 18 to get to 14 under par. But Reed hit a big birdie on number 14 to get to 15 under. He pars his final four holes, including a tap in on 18 to finally put away the 2018 Masters. He gladly takes over that green jacket from 2017 champion Sergio Garcia. He’s your 2018 Masters champion.
Well, we appreciate you joining us throughout the week here on The Masters Life. I’m Mike Anthony. We’ll see you next year.