Sunday at Augusta! Usually it ends up having some amazing fireworks from the eventual winner. Patrick Reed started the day with a 3 shot lead and told everyone to come and get him. While he played a steady round of 71, it was good enough for the win and get his first major championship and the greatest blazer in all of sports, the green jacket.
Of the players chasing Reed, those closer to the top of the leaderboard struggled to make birdies. Rory McIlroy struggled all day en route to a final round 74. He looked out of sorts starting on the second hole when he missed a short putt for eagle. McIlroy’s chase for the career grand slam will have to wait at least another year.
Rickie Fowler struggled out of the gate. After a birdie on 8 he made 5 more and carded a 67 finishing one shot back.
The round of the day belonged to Jordan Spieth. Starting the day 9 shots back, Spieth birdied the first two holes and then made 3 more on the front 9 to an opening side 31. A birdie on his Sunday arch nemesis, the 12th, got everyone attention. After making a very Jack Nicklaus like putt on 16 for yet another birdie, it seemed that he had everything in his control. His hopes were dashed with an errant drive on the last. After a bogey 5, Spieth finishing 2 shot back of Reed.
Paul Casey played a great round today. The problem was, he was too far back to make any noise and scare the leaders. He finished with a final round 65.
Tiger and Phil were barely on the CBS coverage. If you had The Masters app you could have watched Tiger starting at 10:40am in the morning. While Phil carded a 67 and Tiger a 69, neither of them were in contention so it almost felt like a tree falling in the woods and no one is around. Did it make a noise?
Dads Say So, congrats to another Golfing Dad, Patrick Reed. Getting your first major at Augusta National, in a town where you graduated from college is amazing. Augusta National’s streak of no one shooting 4 rounds in the 60’s is still in tact after the 71 by Reed today. There were so many great players in contention on Sunday afternoon that it made for another amazing story that will go down as another amazing Masters. No matter the year, The Masters never disappoints!