Bad boy of golf Patrick Reed may have silenced some of his critics after he won the World Golf Championships in Mexico today.
Even a bogey on the final hole couldn’t ruin his party as he finished on 18-under one ahead countryman Bryson DeChambeau on 17-under who then finished two ahead of Spaniard Jon Rahm and South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen.
Following his second WGC and eighth PGA Tour victory, the current World number eight Reed said he was happy to see reward for the extra hard work he has been putting in.
“It’s very rewarding, you know my team now we’ve worked so hard through the end of last year and also the beginning of this year and I kept on feeling we’re playing some good golf, we just weren’t quite able to get over that hump,” Reed said straight after the tournament.
“To come back and win my second World Golf Championship especially with how I had to finish from 15 onwards, the last hole was ugly but it was what I need to just get the job done.
“At the end of the day just putting yourself in these positions on Sunday is just unbelievable, its a great feeling and I can’t wait to go home and celebrate with the little ones and my wife and bring them home a trophy.”
Kiwi Ryan Fox shot 68 on the final day to be 3-under for the tournament and will now make the long trek back home to be in Queenstown for the NZ Open that starts on Thursday.
Wilkinson Tied for 20th
PGA Tour regular Tim Wilkinson has tied for 20th in the Puerto Rico Open on 11-under, 9 shots behind eventual winner Viktor Hovland from Norway.
Wilkinson had his best round of the tournament with a 5-under 67 that included seven birdies.
In the final round, Viktor Hovland carded a 2-under 70, getting him to 20-under for the tournament to secure the first win of his PGA TOUR career and the first Norwegian player to win a PGA Tour event.
Viktor Hovland can’t stop smiling after his first win. 🏆🤳 pic.twitter.com/NTFQJa0viu
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