Woods reflects on Masters campaign

11 April, 2018, 08:04 | Author: Laura Christensen
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Much closer on the calendar is the Ryder Cup in France at the end of September.

He became the fourth straight Masters champion to capture his first major.

If he wasn't already a lock, he is now. "I started the round nine shots back and I came out with the idea of just playing the golf course and having a lot of fun doing it and try to shoot a low round and finish the tournament strong and see what happens, if something insane happens".

Welcome to the new golf world.

Rory McIlroy didn't choose to hide away in the aftermath, to seek refuge from the questions.

In winning his first major championship, after tying for second at last year's PGA Championship, Reed also collected the $1.98 million winner's prize.

It was something of a odd scene as the leading group took to the first tee on Masters Sunday.

The forensic analysis of McIlroy's round doesn't require too deep investigation to reveal just how out-of-sync his final round game was when compared to how he had played for the first three rounds.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, tipped to contend after two victories this year, saw his eagle putt at the par-5 second on Sunday roll into a greenside bunker.

With a runner-up finish at Augusta National, Rickie Fowler moved up from No. 10 a week ago to No. 6. From the perspective of actually covering the results of the sports event, there wasn't much of a need to show Woods, who entered Sunday tied for 40th with a +4 on the tournament, 18 shots behind leader and eventual victor Reed. Reed was solid as ever. All week, he said he couldn't play better. His previous lapses in major tournaments will now be viewed as a temporary part of his development through his 20s, not a permanent part of his competitive character that might dog him for many years. He put the pressure on Reed.


That's how you win majors and earn respect. On 14, Reed's approach was ideal and picked up a stroke to maintain his cushion. From there, the 27-year-old Texan calmly rolled in the par putt for a one-under 71 and a one-shot victory. When you're young, that's how a lot of them seem to be. Reed has always been a boastful guy, and it was reported that it also led to him talking down to younger teammates.

Not after he recovered from a shaky start - 1 over through 11 holes - by never flinching among a chorus of roars along the back nine at Augusta National.

Spieth made birdie there, and - with Reed and Rory McIlroy scrambling for pars over the first nine - the tournament was suddenly up for grabs. And on Sunday, he heard the cheers ahead of him for Jordan Spieth and answered with a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 12 and an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 14. He entered the tournament ranked 101st on the PGA Tour in par-5 scoring, yet he is 13 under par on the par-5s through Saturday, giving him a chance to break the record of 15 under on par-5s for the tournament. He made that for par to stay in control.

He's the fourth straight first-time Masters victor and since Zach Johnson won his second major at the 2015 Open Championship nine out of 10 of golf's biggest titles have been won by a first-timer. "But I'll sit down and reflect over the next few days and see what I could have potentially done better", said McIlroy. "Everyone knows you have it physically with the talent". But do you have it mentally? And if you miss a shot just a touch here, it gets magnified.

Patrick Reed has some courage, doesn't he?

Woods wrapped up the tournament Sunday with his best round, a 3-under-par 69. More than how he looked, he wanted to mimic the mental side of Woods.

Reed is regarded as one of the most polarising players on Tour.

He just went about it the wrong way. "And that's what I'm trying to do".

U.S. president Donald Trump congratulated Reed, who won a 2014 WGC event at Trump-owned Doral, although Trump mistakenly cited it as in 2013.

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