As Greenberg noted: “This is Tiger Woods”.
“Patrick, he’s not scared”, said Fowler, who since 2013 has eight top-10s in majors, the most without a victory.
Woods wrapped up the tournament Sunday with his best round, a 3-under-par 69.
Hadwin finished the four-round event at one-under par, tied with fellow golfers Branden Grace, Si Woo Kim and Bernd Wiesberger.
In four Masters appearances, Spieth also has two runner-up finishes and a tie for 11th a year ago.
Tiger Woods, playing his first major event since 2015 in a comeback from nagging back pain and spinal fusion surgery, fired a 69, his weeks low round. Reed is one of them, a 27-year-old Texan with a chip on his shoulder and a Green Jacket in his wardrobe. The hiatus left him feeling nostalgic during his walk to the 18th green. He hasn’t played the Masters in three years. The year’s first major tournament telecast ranked highest in the Minneapolis-St. “I told him he was never going to make it if he didn’t get things under control”. And to face the challenges out there, I missed it. “I’m keeping myself in areas where even if I miss greens I can get up and down”.
This was his sport and their sport at its best.
He parred No. 14 to stay at 12-under but Reed took a bogey on No. 11 to fall to 13-under, now just one back. That was as close as he came. But it’s Sunday. He’s wearing red and black. How about they play nine holes that Sunday and bring their sons along? He played the first 16 holes at 8-under to briefly tie for the lead after making long putts at both Nos. That said, it was just a awful day for him. “I was happy to make that last putt”. “All in all it was a bittersweet ending”.
According to Golf.com, his parents and sister were not invited to his wedding in December of 2012 because they believed he was too young to get married. “You’re going to have to go out and play a good round of golf and shoot under par”. “It’s definitely harder to do that than I thought”. “But overall, I am five or six tournaments into it, and to be able to compete here and score like I did feels good”.
This time, it’s within reach, though he’ll have to chase down a guy who’s carded three straight rounds in the 60s.
“I am ready to go win a major”, Fowler said.
The five-year survival rate of stage four cancer is less than 10% and his dream was to meet the 14-time major victor.
Reed held off challenges from some of golf’s biggest names to record a 2-under score (70) on Sunday, finishing the tournament 15-under in total – one stroke ahead of Robbie Fowler and two ahead of Jordan Spieth. That came from Hazeltine and a match described as “one of the best we ever played”.
With Reed and McIlroy paired together in round four, it was the Northern Irishman who drew by far the louder cheers as the duo were announced at the 1st hole. His tee shot landed a few feet short of the flag, bounced a couple of times and then skirted by the left edge of the hole.
McIlroy looked like getting on level terms after a spectacular approach to the par-five second, but was unable to convert the eagle putt from four feet and that would prove to be as close as he would get to the lead.
But he shrugged off any other comparisons, starting with the decorum outside the ropes at Augusta National compared with a flag-waving crowd at the Ryder Cup.
“My swing is slightly off”, he said.
“I am a little disappointed that I did not hit my irons as well as I needed to”.