Masters runner-up Fowler - 'I'm ready to win'

Casey Dawson
April 11, 2018

Reed remains three shots ahead of Rory McIlroy.

Will the Green Jacket define him, or will he abuse it? You know, with it, it gave me the reward of winning my first green jacket.

And, once again, he was left standing alongside the 18th green while another player celebrated a Masters win. His errant ways left him starting a lot sooner than expected Sunday and finishing shortly after the leaders teed off. He still had to get up and down on the 17th and then face that wicked downhill putt on the 18th green.

By the time McIlroy's day mercifully ended, the bounce in his step was gone, replaced by a dejected look and slumping shoulders.

"It takes the pressure off me and hands it back to him".

It alleges from former teammates that they caught him trying to hit someone else's ball on a fairway after his went into the rough during a qualifying event. But according to Ryan, Reed was suspended to start his sophomore season; some said it was for cheating on the course.

If it wasn't 2011, it was another huge opportunity frittered away.

At the 2014 US Open, runner up Fowler finished eight strokes behind victor Martin Kaymer and he was just two shots off champion Rory McIlroy when finishing tied for second at the British Open that year.

And finally, a word about Reed being the "villain" of golf. I'm nearly starting to feel sorry for the man. "It's going to be good fun".

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"I missed playing out here", he continued.

The matchup of Reed and McIlroy in the final group had drawn comparisons to their Ryder Cup match at Hazeltine in 2016, when they traded birdie after birdie before Reed walked off with a 1-up win. The last four years I've had top 10s, but I haven't been close enough to the lead.

Reed didn't care when someone asked Saturday night why fans don't embrace him. Oh wait no that was that is Tiger Woods would have won he was never Elliott though though and I. Guess you could say that tiger at least clues duke on a positive note I think he shot a three under its final round finished blow one over par. "The fans, yes, were cheering for me, but some of them were cheering more for Rory. I be bak", he wrote, all at once praising both the experience of attending and shouting out Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy, two of the biggest names in golf, and in Reed's case, the eventual victor of the tournament. Then, it details how $400 cash, a watch and a Scotty Cameron putter went missing a couple of weeks later from UGA's locker room. The Englishman missed his putt for par and his European counterpart made full use of both his putts to secure the win on his 19th visit to Augusta. With that we learned that he has whatever the thing is internally that golfers need to stand up under Sunday pressure. "You look at what Jordan [Spieth] and Rickie [Fowler] did". They got on a roll and I didn't. Patrick and I didn't at all. The new shot shape was one reason Reed was on record-setting pace on the par-5s, playing his first 12 in 13 under par.

Woods has noticed limitations but the supremely talented athlete has still managed to construct a swing that allowed him to reach a swing speed of a tour-leading 129 miles per hour. But it will likely damage his psyche.

But there is a bigger story to emerge from the 2018 Masters, the first of the year's four major golf tournaments.

"Oh, yeah, 100 percent", he said. Some decent results early this year indicated Woods was on the mend and this T32 finish at Augusta felt good, despite his poor iron play.

Nike is "doing a new thing where all the players stay in the same kind of storyline", Reed said last week.

After a miracle par at the first, McIlroy twirled his club so hard at the second on his approach I though the grip might come unraveled.

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