Patrick Reed Wins 2018 Masters; Edges Out Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth

The Masters never lack in excitement, and it was no different in 2018.

Patrick Reed carded a 1-under par Sunday at August National Golf Course, winning golf’s first major at 15-under.

Here’s the moment Reed emerged victorious.

The 27-year-old was consistently stellar throughout the tournament, posting 69-66-67-71 during the four rounds. He birdied the 14th hole to go to 15-under, and hit par the rest of the way.

He had plenty of competition on the final day, however.

Jordan Spieth entered Sunday nine strokes off the pace but ended up tying the course record for low score, shooting an 8-under to finish just two strokes behind Reed at 13-under. Had he not bogeyed the 18th hole, he would have finished in a tie for second.

Here was the lengthy putt on No. 16 that at the time tied him with Reed for the lead.

Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler entered the day five strokes away from the top spot, and put together an impressive performance by shooting 5-under par, capping off his weekend in sole possession of second place at 14-under.

Fowler birdied the 18th, sending him to 14-under. He rolled it in just before Reed teed off at 18, narrowing the eventual winner’s wiggle room on the final hole.

Jon Rahm was the only other golfer to finish double digits under par, placing in fourth at 11-under for the tournament.

Thumbnail photo via Michael Madrid/USA TODAY Sports Images

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