April 21, 2018

Newspaper's Headline About Patrick Reed's Masters Win Going Viral

12 April 2018, 06:15 | Kristopher Drake

Rory Mc Ilroy celebrates making an eagle on the eighth hole

Rory Mc Ilroy celebrates making an eagle on the eighth hole

Patrick Reed delivered an overwhelming performance under hard conditions to seize a two-stroke lead after Friday's second round of the Masters while Tiger Woods struggled but made the cut.

Even as he slipped into a green jacket, he was perceived more as a villain than a victor.

With a runner-up finish at Augusta National, Rickie Fowler moved up from No. 10 a week ago to No. 6.

The mood all afternoon screamed out, "Anyone but Patrick".

"To have to par the last hole to win my first major, it definitely felt right", Reed said from Butler cabin, right before Sergio Garcia helped him into a green jacket. "He's played some really solid golf here".

The 14-time major champion, who insisted as he set out to close a 13-shot deficit on Saturday that he was looking for a "special weekend", opened with back-to-back bogeys on the way to a 72.

From there, he chipped in from 80 feet.

Reed sank an eight-foot birdie putt at the par-4 14th to regain a one-stroke lead and parred to the clubhouse to win. If you win or lose your match, you still have a bunch of other guys there that could pick it up.

The applause, however, sounded more like acceptance than celebration.

Whatever the truth of the matter, there can be no denying Reed is a polarising figure - either the fearless, swashbuckling "Captain America" of the Ryder Cup, or a brash, cocky upstart.

Reed has been estranged from his parents, Bill and Jeannette Reed, for several years, and they were not at Augusta National on Sunday to celebrate with their son.

That's not unusual at the Masters.

But he was unable to take full advantage and make birdie after an enormous roar from the 16th indicated that Spieth had done precisely that. Only one player, 55-year-old Vijay Singh, has a higher 54-hole score than Mickelson's 223.

Woman sues Michigan State, says 3 basketball players raped her in 2015
The staff also allegedly told the woman that fighting against "guys with big names" would be a losing proposition for her. The woman said she was so discouraged that she decided not to report the rapes to law enforcement, the lawsuit said.

Reed and McIlroy, in particular, are bitter rivals.

This was one of the great back-nine Sundays in the history of the Masters.

"With eight people ahead of me starting the day, to get that much help and shoot a fantastic round was almost impossible", said Spieth, whose only blemish was bogey at the 18th after his tee shot hit a branch.

And finally it was Fowler's turn.

That's why his reputation was built more on playing for his flag than for himself.

"Gave it our all, left it all out there, made P-Reed earn it", Fowler said.

The most important family in his life right now is his wife, Justine Karain Reed. But that's another thing that just kind of played into my hand.

He had it all, except the affection that appears to be harder to find than the wide fairways of Augusta National.

Reed can take the green jacket home with him and is allowed keep it for one year, after which it must be returned to the club.

After the usual topics of putts, pressure and the Ryder Cup were dealt with, Reed's popularity - or lack of it - was next on the agenda. Why don't you ask them? "There's nothing I can really do about it". He's the fourth different player age 27 or younger to win a major over the last four majors played. He does his work quietly on the range, rarely without his wife along for observations. "You have to go catch him". He wears boots, not flip-flops.

There were plenty of American fans cheering for him at Hazeltine in 2016 when he matched McIlroy shot for shot and at one point wagged his finger at him. Then again, he did add that he has been trying to build on his Ryder Cup experience during tournament play.

Top 5 in the world?

Other News

Trending Now

Who derrières wins… Cardi B in lucky escape after bum implant
Party with Cardi and hosted by Sway Calloway, the 25-year-old rapper answered fan questions while curled up on a white love seat. Cardi B is prepping the arrival of her firstborn with fiancé Offset by stocking her nursery with an arsenal of metallic goods.

Golden night for Aussies as they smash records at Commonwealth Games
I was still a bit soft and slow in that first 200. "But I just tried to keep my head down and race". England are a distant second on 14 total medals, seven of which are gold.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he's 'done'
Incognito tweeted "I'm done" with an emoticon of a face with its tongue stuck out on Tuesday morning. Incognito also said there was "absolutely not" a chance that he would change his mind.

North Korea will discuss denuclearization, U.S. official says
I don't think there's much of a chance that the meeting will take place in the North Korean capital. Talks are reportedly underway for Pompeo to first meet with his North Korean counterpart.

EPA confirms existence of emails about pay raises
One of Pruitt's "dumbest" costs to taxpayers, Oliver joked, was a$2,460 fix at his apartment when Pruitt was found unresponsive. The agency's ethics officials searched for rates on Airbnb and Zillow and found that the rate of $50 a night was market value.

Facebook's Zuckerberg says sorry
Nelson said he has asked the Congressional leadership to to haul Cambridge Analytica in to answer questions at a separate hearing. Tighter regulation of how Facebook uses its members' data could affect its ability to attract advertising revenue, its lifeblood.

Volkswagen sets first quarter delivery record, Herbert Diess tipped as new CEO
Volkswagen said that talks were "currently open" and that Mueller "showed his willingness to contribute" to the changes . Volkswagen may replace its chief executive as part of a management restructure, the auto maker has said.

Coles County Health Department joins others in warning about synthetic cannabis
In the 1980s, synthetic cannabinoids were considered research compounds but they are now produced overseas, according to the CDC. Adams County Sheriff Brian VonderHaar said deputies also haven't noticed a jump in synthetic cannabinoids in the county.

Federal Bureau of Investigation raids offices of Donald Trump's lawyer
"It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney-client communications between a lawyer and his clients", Ryan said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the investigation.

Welbeck brace fires Gunners past Saints
N'golo Kante made his 100th Premier League appearance in less than three seasons when Chelsea played West Ham on Sunday. Southampton's defeat kept it in the bottom three, three points behind Crystal Palace but with a game in hand.