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Masters 2018: Patrick Reed Wins his First Major at Augusta

World number 24 Patrick Reed won his first green jacket on Sunday night, fighting off late challenges from fellow Americans Jordan Spieth, and Rickie Fowler.

The 28-year-old led Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy by three shots heading into the final day, as the scene was set for a classic Masters duel, that fans were hoping would replicate their epic match in the 2016 Ryder Cup.

But McIlroy couldn’t quite mirror the form that had led him to the final group on Sunday, missing key putts on the front nine where Reed had given him opportunities to close the gap.

Although just as McIlroy began to falter, challenges from fellow countryman Spieth and Fowler further down the leader board started to threaten Reeds green jacket.
On to the last, with Fowler finishing up on -14 and Spieth -13 par on the 18th was enough for Reed to be crowned 2018 Masters Champion, and the 24 year old didn’t leave any room for error as he two putted from 20ft for his first major victory.

Reed, told the BBC: "I knew it was going to be tough.

"Any time trying to close off a golf tournament is really hard but to close off my first major at a place that's so close to me, being where I went to college, means so much.

"I knew the lead would shrink and grow - it's just the flows of golf, you have to know how to handle it and the way I could get that done was to make sure the putter was working.

"Just to make par on the last and to watch the ball go in the hole and know that I've won my first major - to finish off that drought - meant so much to me."

Farmfoods British Par 3 players Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Woosnam also featured in the weeks play at Augusta.

Welshman ‘Woosy’ an Augusta favourite after his 1991 win, missed the cut finishing eleven over par for the two days, for shots above former champions Angel Cabrera and Sergio Garcia.

2015 Farmfoods British Par 3 Champion Tommy Fleetwood managed an impressive top twenty finish finishing 17th on four under par. The 2017 Race to Dubai champ showed his slight of hand and imagination in and around the greens of Augusta similarly to how he did at Nailcote Hall on his way to a deserved €139,104 cheque.