The Masters this past weekend was an incredible golf tournament as it always is and this year we crowned a new champion at Augusta who has won his first major!
Patrick Reed grabbed the lead in the Masters and fended off anyone who tried to overtake him. Reed could hear roars from other greens on Sunday, but he did not let anyone or anything get him off the task of winning. Reed finished at -15 and held off the field to take home the green jacket and get the elusive first major.
Jordan Spieth struggled in February and March, but when the first major championship came around he delivered. Spieth posted the lowest score(66) on Thursday, only to play very average golf Friday and Saturday. Spieth came into Sunday nine strokes off the lead and he birdied nine holes to eventually tie Patrick Reed for 1st place on hole 16. Spieth ended up bogeying 18 and finishing with a stunning 64(-8) in the final round of the Masters losing to Reed by two strokes.
Rickie Fowler once again comes up short in a major championship. Reed need to make par on 18 to hold off Rickie and he did leaving Rickie one stroke short of forcing a playoff tiebreaker. Rickie who has cam so close numerous times is still chasing his first major.
The favorite in Vegas and the favorite in golf fans hearts was not able to produce in this years Masters. Tiger Woods could not put together birdies or go on a run as he remained barely above par the entire tournament. Tiger finished in 32nd place at +1 in a disappointing showing and he will now rest up and prepare for his next big tournament!
Almost every player in the top ten of the World Golf Rankings played very solid golf, but could not get the job done. Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, John Rahm, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Rory Mcllroy, and Hidecki Matsuyama all finished in the top 20 of the Masters. The two players who did not finish in the top 20 were Brooks Koepka who did not play, and the defending Master’s champ Sergio Garcia who took a 13 on hole 15 in the first round and did not make the cut because of it.
The low amateur this year was Doug Ghim who finshed +8 and made the cut, which was very impressive for a kid so young playing at one of the toughest courses in the United States.