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Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters

Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters Photo: MGN Online.

April 08, 2018 08:16 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Patrick Reed has won his first major championship with a thrilling one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler at the Masters.
    
Reed pulled ahead of Jordan Spieth with an 8-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole Sunday, saved par with a 6-foot putt at No. 17 and pulled off a testy two-putt at the final hole to win with a 1-under 71. His total was a 15-under 273.
    
Fowler made quite a run at his first major title, making six birdies over the final 11 holes for a closing 67.
    
It wasn't quite enough.
    
Spieth began the day nine shots behind and turned in one of the greatest final rounds in Masters history with an 8-over 64. But a disappointing bogey at the last hole, when his tee shot struck a limb, ended his hopes of improbably catching Reed.
    
Rory McIlroy went into the round three shots off the lead, in good position to make a run at the career Grand Slam. But he stumbled to a 74 and finished six shots behind Reed.
    
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