Patrick Reed (-15) holds off challengers to win Masters, first major by one shot

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Patrick Reed of the United States celebrates a putt for birdie on the 12th hole during the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) David Cannon/Getty Images

Patrick Reed (-15) holds off challengers to win Masters, first major by one shot

PGA Tour

Patrick Reed (-15) holds off challengers to win Masters, first major by one shot

The first major champion of 2018 has been crowned. Patrick Reed wins the 2018 Masters!

What a Sunday it was as he held off Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth late.

We tracked all the action out of Augusta National. Catch up with what you may’ve missed…

How to follow the action:

Masters Tracker

UPDATE No. 29 (7:08 p.m. ET): Here’s the recap of a wild day…

UPDATE No. 28 (6:38 p.m. ET): Reed finds the final green in two and has to two-putt from 25 feet to win. And…

He runs his first putt 3 feet by, but he coaxes in the next one and he is your Masters champion!! Wow! What a tournament. The final standings:

UPDATE No. 27 (6:28 p.m. ET): Reed nearly drains an 80-footer for birdie from off the green at the par-4 17th. But it hits the hole and runs 5 feet by. He drains the comebacker for par. He comes to 18 two ahead until …

RICKIE FOWLER BURIES A 7-FOOTER FOR BIRDIE! That gets him in at 14 under. If Reed bogeys the 18th, we have a playoff. That’s 65-67 this weekend for Rickie, by the way.

UPDATE No. 26 (6:17 p.m. ET): Reed narrowly misses a mid-range birdie putt at No. 16 and he stays at 15 under. He leads by two over Spieth and Fowler, who comes to the 18th.

Reed hits his tee shot right at 17. If Fowler can birdie 18, he can get to 14 under and put some pressure on Reed. Spieth needs Fowler to par or worse and have Reed play his final two in 2 over or worse.

UPDATE No. 25 (6 p.m. ET): Spieth hits a horrible drive at 18 that clips the left trees and finishes well back. He has to lay up and then faced an 8-footer for par. He missed.

That bogey dropped him to 13 under and two behind Reed. But that’s an 8-under 64, and after starting the day nine back, he still has a chance.

Reed’s lead is two over Spieth and Fowler, who just made a great up and down at 16.

UPDATE No. 24 (5:47 p.m. ET): Reed birdies No. 14 to move to 15 under. He now takes back the solo lead at 15 under!

Here’s the updated leaderboard:

UPDATE No. 23 (5:43 p.m. ET): This is seriously unbelievable. Here’s the 33-footer that tied Spieth for the lead. The biggest final-round comeback everr in the Masters is eight shots.

Spieth is looking to come from nine back.

UPDATE No. 22 (5:41 p.m. ET): Spieth continues to roll while Reed continues to sputter. Spieth has made up nine shots on Reed and now tied for the lead at the Masters at 14 under after a long birdie on No. 16.

UPDATE No. 21 (4:56 p.m. ET): Here’s the current Masters leaderboard. Eat your heart out.

UPDATE No. 20 (4:52 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth hits an AMAZING second shot from the pinestraw at the par-5 13th, as his ball finishes 12 feet from the cup. He can’t get the putt to drop, though. Still his birdie moves him to 12 under and within two.

By the way, Tony Finau has made six straight birdies and is now 7 under with one to play. He’s in line to finish T-7 right now. Top 12 and ties get you into next year’s Masters. What a week after his scary ankle injury on Wednesday.

UPDATE No. 19 (4:39 p.m. ET): There is WAY too much going on. But we love it!!

Rickie Fowler birdie No. 9 to get within four, but then Jordan Spieth buries a long birdie putt at No. 12 to move within three at 11 under. Oh, and Charley Hoffman just aced No. 16 and went NUTS. This is already an amazing Masters Sunday.

UPDATE No. 18 (4:27 p.m. ET): Patrick Reed can’t take advantage of a birdie opportunity at No. 8, but he builds his lead anyway.

Reed misses from inside 10 feet for birdie, but McIlroy misses from even closer for par. Reed now leads by four at 14 under. McIlroy, Spieth and Rahm are all T-2 at 10 under. Fowler looks like he’ll birdie No. 9 to get within four.

UPDATE No. 17 (4:21 p.m. ET): Paul Casey finishes his round bogey-bogey to dampen what had been a great day. It’s still a 7-under 65, though.

At 5 under overall, he’s tied for 10th at the moment. It also ties for the best round of the tournament.

UPDATE No. 16 (4:13 p.m. ET): Not so fast, says Patrick Reed!

He absolutely stuffs it at the par-4 seventh, as he smartly uses the slope left of the pin to funnel the ball within inches. That’s a tap-in birdie, and he moves back to 14 under. His lead is three again.

UPDATE No. 15 (4:05 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth is THE MAN.

He began the day nine shots back. Now … he’s within THREE. That’s thanks to a 5-under 31 and Reed bogeying the par-3 sixth to fall to 13 under.

Reed’s lead is down to two over McIlroy. And now Spieth is lurking. Rahm just birdied the seventh, too, to move within three at 10 under. OH. YES.

UPDATE No. 14 (3:49 p.m. ET): Patrick Reed is a leader by three again at 14 under.

Rory McIlroy misses another short putt, so he bogeys the par-4 fifth to drop to 11 under. Jordan Spieth easily birdies the par-5 eighth, and he’s now just five back.

UPDATE No. 13 (3:37 p.m. ET): Paul Casey is ON FIRE!!

He’s gone birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie in his last five holes to rocket to 9 under for the day and 7 under overall. He has three holes to play. The Masters scoring record is 9-under 63. This could be historic!

UPDATE No. 12 (3:33 p.m. ET): Things keep changing. McIlroy stuffs his tee shot at the par-3 fourth and rolls in the 3-footer for birdie.

He is now 12 under and back within two. Jordan Spieth just missed a 5-footer at the par-4 seventh for birdie to move to 9 under. He’s six back. Rahm bogeyed the fourth to fall to 9 under.

UPDATE No. 11 (3:25 p.m. ET): Just 10 minutes after McIlroy had a 4-footer to tie the lead, he’s now three shots back again.

Reed buries a 15-footer from the fringe at the par-4 third for birdie. McIlroy bogeys after coming up short on his approach. That puts Reed back at 14 under and into a three-shot lead. We’re right back where we started.

UPDATE No. 10 (3:25 p.m. ET): Just 10 minutes after McIlroy had a 4-footer to tie the lead, he’s now three shots back again.

Reed buries a 15-footer from the fringe at the par-4 third for birdie. McIlroy bogeys after coming up short on his approach. That puts Reed back at 14 under and into a three-shot lead. We’re right back where we started.

UPDATE No. 9 (3:15 p.m. ET): This is already very interesting. Rory McIlroy stuffs his second shot to 4 feet for eagle at the par-5 second.

If he made that, Reed’s lead would’ve been gone. They would’ve been tied at 13 under. But McIlroy misses that right. A shocking flub. He still birdies, though, to move to 12 under. He’s now within one.

Jon Rahm is just three back after birdies at Nos. 2 and 3.

UPDATE No. 8 (2:55 p.m. ET): That was … surprising.

Rory McIlroy hits a horrific opening drive that goes way right. Somehow he has an opening, gets his second in the front bunker and makes par. Reed, meanwhile, makes bogey and falls to 13 under.

That’s right, Rory is now two back despite a horrific first shot today.

UPDATE No. 7 (2:37 p.m. ET): Spieth birdies No. 2 as well after a simple two-putt. He’s now 7 under. Phil Mickelson closes in 5-under 67 for a 2-over 290. He’s T-34.

Tiger Woods just eagled 15 to move to 1 over. He’s now 3 under for the day and T-30 overall.

UPDATE No. 6 (2:10 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth stuffs his approach shot at the first and rolls in the birdie putt. He’s now to 6 under and eight back. Could he have an unbelievable charge in him Sunday?

UPDATE No. 5 (1:40 p.m. ET): Webb Simpson with back-to-back eagles! He holes out at the par-4 seventh and then chips in at the par-5 eighth! He’s now 5 under for the round through eight. He’s 2 under overall.

UPDATE No. 4 (1:25 p.m. ET): Mickelson eagles the 15th, and he’s now 4 under for the round and 3 over for the tournament!

That’s what we’re talking about Lefty! He’s now T-38.

UPDATE No. 3 (12:55 p.m. ET): Mickelson is 2 under through 13 on his round and 5 over overall.

UPDATE No. 2 (11:15 a.m. ET): Phil Mickelson birdies Nos. 2-4 and is 3 under on his round early. That jumps him to 4 over for the tournament and T-40. A great Sunday start for Lefty.

UPDATE No. 1 (9:55 a.m. ET): The final round will start in five minutes. We’ll track the action, with more updates starting later this morning.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Latest

More Golfweek
Home