Reed captures green jacket

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The Associated Press



AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed has won his first major championship with a thrilling one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler at the Masters.



Reed pulled ahead of Jordan Spieth with an 8-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole Sunday, saved par with a 6-foot putt at No. 17 and pulled off a testy two-putt at the final hole to win with a 1-under 71. His total was a 15-under 273.



Fowler made quite a run at his first major title, making six birdies over the final 11 holes for a closing 67.



It wasn't quite enough.



Spieth began the day nine shots behind and turned in one of the greatest final rounds in Masters history with an 8-over 64. But a disappointing bogey at the last hole, when his tee shot struck a limb, ended his hopes of improbably catching Reed.



Rory McIlroy went into the round three shots off the lead, in good position to make a run at the career Grand Slam. But he stumbled to a 74 and finished six shots behind Reed.



The Results

1. Patrick Reed -15

2. Rickie Fowler -14

3. Jordan Spieth -13

4. Jon Rahm -11

5. Cameron Smith -9

5. Bubba Watson -9

5. Henrick Stenson -9

5. Rory McIlroy -9

9. Marc Leishman -8

10. Tony Finau -7

10. Dustin Johnson -7


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