Patrick Reed is a victor!
But four-time major victor McIlroy, who needed a Masters victory to complete the career grand slam, missed a short putt for eagle at the par-5 second and never got out of first gear during a disappointing 74. Who is Patrick Reed and how is he holding his own with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler? He seems unflustered by it all.
"Glad I at least made the last one, make him earn it, " Fowler said with a grin.
"From where I was two or three weeks ago to now has been probably the most successful couple of weeks I've had in my career", Spieth said.
"I don't know. Why don't you ask them?" 8, 9 and 10 and eagled 13 and 15.
He shouldn't. He's out here to do his job and prove that he is one of the best golfers on the Tour, and he has a chance to do that on Sunday at the Masters. "I've been waiting for this chance". 'I drove it on a string, ' said Tiger. "I pushed myself pretty hard to get ready". He got into the Masters thanks to a runner-up finish in the U.S. Amateur.
On a day without pressure, Finau shot an extremely impressive 66 in his final round, including a six-birdie stretch from holes 12-17, and he showed that he's a lot more than a guy that hurt himself.
Sunday outlook: Rahm is just 23 and has a scant record at majors; this is just his seventh attempt.
Nick Price set the Masters record in 1986 with a 63, equaled in 1996 by Greg Norman. The Spaniard has never been in such a position at a major championship, but this is precisely the kind of seasoning he'll need for the opportunities that lie ahead of him. Reed started with a birdie but got it back at the 3rd. We know what can happen on that back nine on Sunday.
Finau was being talked about as a contender early on, and even though that didn't last long, he still had a Masters to remember.
McIlroy made up a five-shot deficit in eight holes when he chipped in for eagle on the par-5 eighth. Reed once claimed after winning a World Golf Championship at Doral that he was a top 5 player in the world, which subjected him to ridicule. He made that for par to stay in control.
He shot a three-over 75 in the second round and is 4 over heading into the weekend. If I look at it one way, I mean, in 2016, I went bogey, bogey, quad and then was able to rebound from that. "I think that will be a good goal tomorrow and hopefully I can get it done". All of his approaches were picture flawless, and it ultimately showed throughout the round (and in his final score). Two-time champion Bubba Watson joins Australian Marc Leishman and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood at 6 under.
Patrick Reed, the red, white and blue hero of the 2016 Ryder Cup, won the 82nd edition of the Masters on Sunday and slipped on the green jacket with an assist from last year's champion, Sergio Garcia.
Three-time Masters victor Phil Mickelson carded a 67 to finish on 2-over 290 and 2012 US Open victor Webb Simpson made back-to-back eagles at the seventh and par-5 eighth playing his first 10 holes in 6-under.
Of a footnote, Reed did fail in his bid to become the first man in 82 Masters events to break 70 for all four days, but he will care little after forging his place in golfing history with such a resilient display, marked by superb putting under pressure.