Patrick Reed wins Green jacket while playing in Azalea colours at Augusta

Patrick Reed wins Green jacket while playing in Azalea colours at Augusta

Patrick Reed wins Green jacket while playing in Azalea colours at Augusta

Rory McIlroy tried to frame the final round of this Masters as a pressure cooker for Patrick Reed, his final-round partner who had never won a major championship.

Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia, of Spain, helps Patrick Reed with his green jacket after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Augusta, Ga.

"When Augusta National erupted when Rickie Fowler's birdie putt set the clubhouse lead a hole ahead of him, Reed held on".

Finally, Reed, who had not won since August 2016, concluded, "Coming into this year one of my biggest goals was to win a major and compete in golf (Majors) tournaments". It definitely wasn't easy today. That's what we saw with Reed all week, every time someone put it up to him he said, 'Ok, you know what? "It's just a way of God basically saying, 'Let's see if you have it.' Everyone knows you have it physically with the talent". Those are just the flows of golf and you need to know how to handle it.

Patrick Reed celebrates after sinking his par putt on the 18th hole to win the 2018 Masters.

"Obviously I want to be the one standing on top after the four rounds", Fowler said in his presser afterwards. "I usually take three to four weeks off, throughout my entire career.".

Fowler has always been accused of being more about style than substance.

Of course, golf often works in reverse.

Raised with the modern power game, the under-30 crew have a fearless, aggressive mentality. "Gave it our all, left it all out there". When he made the comebacker, Reed finished at 15-under 273 for the tournament.

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"Just wasn't meant to be", shrugged the Northern Irishman, after slumping to a final round two-over 74 to finish six shots back of the leader.

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Fowler came up on the fence with four birdies in the last seven holes, his approach to within seven feet at the last and subsequent successful putt bringing about the potential of a play-off if Reed bogeyed 18.

The front nine that had tormented Spieth the first three rounds - he was 3 over par on the front the first three days - became his best friend.

McIlroy began the final round three shots off the lead and closed to within a shot of eventual victor Patrick Reed after two holes, but faded badly with a closing 74 at Augusta National. "It was awesome and satisfying to make the clutch putts I did on the back nine", he said.

Spieth made a stirring run up the leaderboard, starting the final round nine strokes behind Reed, who slept on the lead at 14 under.

Next up was another Texan, Robbie Fowler, who birdied the last to post a 14 under total after a five under 67, but Reed stayed resilient the whole way through and a two-putt par at the last for a one under 71 was enough to clinch a one-stroke triumph on 15 under par.

One man who certainly rebounded from a hard start to the year was Jordan Spieth, and what a run he made in the final round here. "His name is etched in history".

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