This time, it's within reach, though he'll have to chase down a guy who's carded three straight rounds in the 60s. "So, I need to get my game sharp". Struggling to catch her breath, tears streaming down her cheeks, Jeannette said, "I can't believe my son is the Masters champion". "I felt like I played a 4- or 5-under round, something to stay in this tournament, and just got kind of unfortunate on some of the lips". But he's a member of the Masters club now, he'll have a green jacket forever.
On whether or not he was watching the leaderboards.. When they were gone on Sunday, the first page of the leaderboard belonged to the 20-somethings. After going 13-under on 12 Par 5s heading into Sunday, with just one par to go with nine birdies and two eagles, he managed just four pars on Sunday.
At that time, Captain Jim Furyk will have his first eight players - automatic qualifiers. It's just not their sport any longer. I knew it was going to be a dogfight. "Everyone knows you have it physically with the talent".
Quote: "Obviously, it's been everyone's dream to win the Masters". Don't worry about the golf tournament itself, worry about playing Augusta National.
"[Sunday] was definitely the hardest mentally a round of golf could possibly be".
"The Ryder Cup, it's a totally different type of pressure", Reed said.
It's just kind of one of those things that seemed like the pressure at that point was kind of lifted off. "And neither one would have surprised me". You can't do that and expect to win a Major. "I got a lot more comfortable with the course throughout the years", Reed said. I'm 100 per cent sure I can come back and win here. I've always thought he's a great player.
"But I think the big round for me was yesterday". My caddie, Kessler, he did such an awesome job this week, and especially today, of keeping me in it. More than how he looked, he wanted to mimic the mental side of Woods.
He's like, "No, we have the lead". We were both around even par, and just sort of grinding out there.
Reed surely will bank on more par-5 dominance. Don't look at that board. "Growing up, to be able to have that chance to walk up 18 with a chance to win - or maybe you have it closed out and that's your walk to victory". "It just burned the edges, wouldn't go in".
All he did was play a brand of golf that champions from any era would embrace.
It was clear that the gallery, the tournament, CBS and anyone else was looking for Reed to go away.
It's ironic how storylines are so flawless that sometimes, they're too good to be true. "I'm keeping myself in areas where even if I miss greens I can get up and down". I had my caddie remind me of that the entire week. "He was just so focused and determined to play well".
Mr. Bardes, you were right. "If I'm doing it the right way, then that's all that really matters".
Woods, the 2019 US Presidents Cup captain and a 14-time major victor, backs Reed, tweeting of the new Masters champion: "Congrats @PReedGolf!". He hasn't played the Masters in three years.
"I was trying to let the golf course give what it can give on Sunday", Jordan Spieth said on television after Reed had won.
A victory would have seen McIlroy, one of the best golfers of his generation, become one of only six men to have won all four modern majors. If you hit quality golf shots, they are going to cheer.
Reed had never registered a top 10 in any of the biggest events until a runner-up finish in the PGA Championship last summer, and even then he didn't have a chance to win when playing the 18th hole.